The 22 outstanding and high-achieving women who received a CWEF scholarship award in fall 2020 were selected from a large group of applicants and they …
- Range in age from 26 to 55 with an average age of 36 years old,
- Are racially diverse: seven of 22 women, or 32%, are racially diverse,
- May be raising as many as six dependents: 13 of these women are caring for and/or supporting 31 dependents,
- Have military involvement, one woman is active military,
- Vary in marital status: 11 of them are single, four are divorced, and seven are married,
- Have an average GPA of 3.67 with eight women maintaining a 4.00,
- Happen to be first-generation college students: six or 27% of these women are first-gen students,
- Are in quite varied fields of study including business administration, communications, computer-aided drafting, counseling, dental hygiene, educational leadership and principal certification, English secondary teacher licensure, environmental studies, fire and emergency response, medical coding, Montessori certification, nursing, paramedic, project management, social work, special education, speech pathology, and more with their programs ranging from four women obtaining certifications, three working towards associates degrees, eight earning bachelor’s degrees, six pursuing master’s degrees, and one woman is in medical school to become a physician,
- Attend Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Montessori Education Center of the Rockies, Naropa University, Pikes Peak Community College, Project Management Institute, Pueblo Community College, University of Colorado College of Nursing, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and University of Northern Colorado,
- Live in the cities of Aurora, Bayfield, Broomfield, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Commerce City, Denver, Dillon, Durango, Golden, Grand Junction, Niwot, Northglenn, Pueblo, Westminster, and Yampa.
These 2020 scholarships, totaling $23,000, distribute financial support for 22 women to achieve their educational goals and provide the opportunity for more economic self-sufficiency. Click here to read the 2020 Scholarship Announcement. Since its inception in 1976, CWEF has provided over 600 scholarships to women totaling more than 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.