The Minerva Scholarship Fund awarded $55,000 in scholarships to 10 Gig Harbor-area women for the 2022-23 academic year.
Since its founding in 1991, Minerva has now awarded $504,300 in scholarships, according to information provided by the fund.
Minerva Scholarships are available to women who live or work inside Peninsula School District boundaries and whose post-secondary education was interrupted for at least one year. Three members of the Gig Harbor Branch of the American Association of University Women founded the fund in 1991. The first scholarship awards were in 1993.
“The founders of Minerva recognized the impact education had on their own lives and careers and wanted to empower other women to achieve their maximum potential,” Minerva Fund Vice President Julie Buffington said.
Scholarships are available to women pursuing a vocational program at a technical college, a two-year degree from a community college, a four-year college degree or a post-graduate degree. Previous recipients have encompassed a broad range of fields including medicine, environmental science, criminal justice, gerontology, truck driving, social work, cosmetology, and education.
The Minerva Scholarship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and donations are tax deductible. For information visit the fund’s website or email [email protected]
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