The 24 outstanding and high-achieving women who received a CWEF scholarship award in fall 2019 were selected from a large group of applicants and they …
- Range in age from 25 to 52 with an average age of 36 years old,
- Are racially diverse: seven of 24 women, or 29%, are racially diverse,
- May be raising as many as six dependents: 12 of these women are caring for and/or supporting 28 dependents,
- Have military involvement, one woman is a veteran and one is active military,
- Vary in marital status: 10 of them are single, six are divorced, and eight are married,
- Have an average GPA of 3.64 with six women maintaining a 4.00,
- Happen to be first-generation college students: 12 or 50% of these women are first-gen students,
- Are in quite varied fields of study including business administration, contemplative psychology, counseling—school and family, dental hygiene, early childhood psychology, education and human development, English secondary teacher licensure, fire science and emergency medical services, human nutrition and dietetics, individualized degree program, nursing, paralegal, project based learning certificate, project management, psychology, science, and sociology with their programs ranging from two women obtaining certifications, seven women working towards associates degrees, nine earning bachelor’s degrees, and six women pursuing master’s degrees,
- Attend Adams State University, Aims Community College, Arapahoe Community College, Ashford University, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University Global, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Naropa University, Regis University, University of Colorado–Denver, University of Denver, and University of Pennsylvania,
- Live in the cities of Arvada, Aurora, Bayfield, Denver, Dillon, Durango, Fraser, Glenwood Springs, Golden, Greeley, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Montrose, Pueblo, and Westminster.
These 2019 scholarships distribute financial support for 24 women to achieve their educational goals and provide the opportunity for more economic self-sufficiency. Click here to read the 2019 Scholarship Announcement. Since its inception in 1976, CWEF has provided over 600 scholarships to women totaling almost half a million dollars.
The statistics describing these women only tell part of the story, however. The recipients tell CWEF the scholarships help them transcend serious financial constraints, but the most outstanding gift they receive is a sense of pride and emotional support because CWEF is investing in them and their future. Some recipients share that the communication and encouragement they receive from CWEF is equal to or even more significant in value to them than the funding they receive.