Women's Resource Center Gives $28k in Scholarships for Higher Education

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SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY JUL 10, 2019

The Women’s Resource Center offers annual educational scholarships to recognize, reward, and encourage female students who are pursuing a higher level of education to reach a realistic goal in preparation for employment, self-sufficiency, and advancement in the community. This year, $28,000 in scholarships were awarded with each of 28 recipients receiving a $1,000 award.

Of the WRC scholarship recipients, 64% have dependent children living at home; 93% are single, divorced or widowed; and 89% are below the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) level. Of that, 39% live in Manatee County, 64% live in Sarasota County, and 61% are seeking a degree in health care. Those selected demonstrated a high level of commitment and determination to their educational goals.  These women have also agreed to participate in The Women’s Resource Center’s mentorship program, a new initiative to encourage engagement with WRC programs and services throughout these students’ journey to empowerment through education.

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