Inland Empire Women’s Education Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
NAWBO-IE’s Charitable Arm Offers Scholarships to Female Business Students
UPLAND, Calif. — The Inland Empire Women’s Education Foundation (IEWEF), a 501(C)(3) charitable organization of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Inland Empire (NAWBO-IE) is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the 2016 Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship Program.
The program provides a unique opportunity in which female students have a chance to compete for one-time scholarship awards. The IEWEF gives scholarships to one or more eligible undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a business or entrepreneurial college degree program. While scholarship amounts vary, the minimum award is $500.
In 2015, IEWEF presented three college students and one high school student with $7,500 in scholarship monies. The scholarships are funded by generous corporate entities and sponsors such as San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Union Bank, as well as local business owners and NAWBO-IE members.
“The young women who apply for our scholarships are the future of the local Inland Empire business community and we are honored to support their business dreams and goals,” said Robin Allen, President of IEWEF.
Scholarships will be presented at the Scholarship Awards Dinner to be held April 21, 2016. As scholarship winners receive their awards, the hope is that they will be further inspired to continue in their pursuit of education and business excellence.
Students must submit their application by 5:00 p.m. on February 12, 2016 to be considered. To apply online or download an application, visit: http://www.nawbo-ie.org/inland-empire-womens-education-fund.html To donate to the IEWEF Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship program, contact Kimberly Lessing, IEWEF Scholarship Chair at (951) 279-6626.
About Inland Empire Women’s Education Foundation
The Inland Empire Women’s Education Foundation (IEWEF) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The specific purpose of the organization is to provide education and related services to women-owned businesses, as well as guidance with respect to the formation and growth of such businesses.
As one of more than 70 NAWBO chapters nationwide, NAWBO-IE is the premier organization for women business owners in the Inland Empire. The power of our voice on business and economic issues affecting women-owned businesses is heard in Sacramento and at the national level.
NAWBO-IE’s goal is to promote and enhance the growth and profitability of member businesses. Monthly meetings provide relationship-building opportunities; plus, the organization sponsors educational and informal programs, and engages in public policy efforts. NAWBO supports the aspirations of future women business owners by providing scholarships to women in our local colleges and universities.