2022 Scholarship Awards
On April 25, the Scholarship Committee formally presented 15 scholarships to this year’s award winners at a moving Awards Program in the Madera Ballroom, the largest number of awards given in a single year – 8 High School awards and 7 Women in Transition (WIT) awards to women headed to various schools and universities this coming fall. In all, $29,500 was awarded in 2022.
The program showcased the deserving recipients from varied backgrounds and circumstances. There were some emotional tears shed as bios of the Women in Transition were shared – stories of persistence, overcoming significant challenges, single moms working hard to support families, and trying to manage to continue their education at the same time.
Among the High School recipients, their academic and extracurricular achievements were impressive, as was the range of their career goals – from nursing to cosmetology, to sports trainer, to materials science and engineering.
The Scholarship Program has experienced substantial growth since 2016. That first year there were funds for only two $1,000 High School scholarships. In the second year, one WIT scholarship was added to the high school awards. Each High School award is currently $1,500 and the WIT scholarships are $2,500. To date, the Scholarship Committee has awarded $92,200 in funds to support college tuition and fees to over 50 women.
The opportunity to aid these women is only possible because of generous supporters of the Javelina Hoedown each fall, donors of dedicated scholarships, and contributions to the general Scholarship fund from many Quail Creek residents. We are enormously grateful for that generosity.
The designation of TWOQC as a 501(c)(3) organization opens additional fundraising opportunities, and we look forward to the prospect of further growth of the Scholarship program. We must turn away many deserving applicants in our selection process each year. The need is great, and tuitions for post-high school education only continue to increase.
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