We're four years into our Foundation's journey and it's our second year with four scholarships - STEM, Clinton School, Undergraduate and Graduate Public Service - and 2016 has been a year of refining our processes to make the scholarships even better for the wonderful women who receive them. We've included more outings for our DC scholars to bond, invested in a new application system making it easier for women to apply for our scholarships, and recruited help to review these numerous applications swiftly.
We've also created a new funding opportunity for assistance beyond internships or tuition in our Scholarship and Grants program. It's designed to allow the Foundation more flexibility to help women through programs. So far, the Foundation has made one award: the Nazareth College's Young Scholars Program, an educational experience for high-achieving, under-represented students in New York. Learn more about the program here.
After a record setting number of applications and plenty of cajoling among the Board of Directors and our Application Review Committees to make hard choices, we've selected 13 women to be our scholars in 2016. We're proud to introduce you to them below and, if you're in DC, meet them in person at our annual BBQ on June 25. Have a great summer and we hope to see you soon!