The Women’s Fund of El Paso would like to honor the 24 hard working women from our El Paso Community who were selected to receive scholarship support to continue their students this Fall 2017 semester. These women are students from the El Paso area attending El Paso Community College, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and The University of Texas at El Paso.
These outstanding students represent women of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds who will be pursuing associate's degrees and bachelor’s degrees in various majors such as Electrical Engineering, Nursing, Social Work, Physical Therapy and others. The Women’s Fund received over 75 applications, compared to only 12 from the previous awarding cycle. These women were awarded funds to help support either their tuition fees, books and/or child care expenses. More than half of the students are single mothers; many are first-generation including non-traditional students going back to school.
Funds to support these scholarships were raised through the Women’s Fund of El Paso fundraising events such as the Power of the Purse – which is scheduled for Thursday, September 14th this year! Help us to continue to support these amazing women from our community to continue to reach their goals of obtaining an education.