Thanks to your generous support and our Power of the Purse fundraiser, the Women’s Fund of El Paso is able to help eight women of need move closer to self-sustainability this year.
Scholarship recipients can be awarded up to $5,000 per year, but El Paso Educational Advancement Grants are paid by semester or term. The amounts vary by need and priority. First priority goes to requests for direct educational expenses (tuition, books, and fees), that are paid directly to the educational institution. The next priority level provides awards that assist in reducing indirect financial barriers to education such as child care and will be paid directly to the agency on behalf of the recipient.
Many of the candidates who have been selected for this fall are pursuing degrees at UTEP and EPCC. We also are helping cover some of the costs of supplies for a candidate training at Tri-State Cosmetology.
For more information about our scholarship program, visit this link.