Executive Women International Assists 9 Women With Scholarships

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Executive Women International of Chattanooga continues a tradition started in 1996 by donating $12,000 to the Jean Bradford Memorial Endowment Fund at UTC, $6,000 to Chattanooga State and $3,000 to Southern Adventist University. All three institutions are member of EWI.

One of the nine scholarship winners stated, "When I started school, I had a lot of fear and a lot of negative voices telling me how I wasn't good enough. The EWI scholarship has been a real blessing to me. I don't feel alone anymore." 

Another comments included, "Thank you for teaching me that with hard work and a little help, dreams are possible." "Thank you for helping me out when I needed it most." "Your words of encouragement meant so much to me." "EWI's support will help me towards my goal of a new life for my kids and me."

Since chartering in 1987, EWI of Chattanooga has contributed more than $170,000 to scholarship donations at area schools. The scholarships are specifically designated for single mothers.  

EWI of Chattanooga President Ani Yacoubian, of Yacoubian Tailors, says, "EWI representatives feel fortunate to have made a positive impact on their community through enriching the lives of local women."

Connections, Careers and Community is the tagline of EWI, fulfilled through connection and promotion of member companies, career-enhancing professional development and community involvement. For more information about EWI or membership, visit the chapter website at ewichattanooga.org.




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