Jan 12 | Palm Beach Gardens, FL – The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association) Foundation recognizes the importance of education regardless of age. The Women On Par® Scholarship program provides financial assistance to nontraditional female students -- women thirty years of age and older -- who want to begin or complete their undergraduate education to get “on par” with their peers and advance themselves both professionally and personally.
Since the program’s inception in 2007, 14 women have received scholarships. Applications for 2016 are now being accepted until April 15, 2016, or until 200 applications are received, whichever occurs first. There will be two (2) scholarships awarded: One (1) $1,000 Women On Par® scholarship and one (1) $500 Women On Par® scholarship.
EWGA membership is not a requirement to apply or receive a scholarship. Applicants are required to be pursuing a technical/vocational degree, associates or bachelor’s degree and currently be enrolled or accepted to enroll in an accredited school, college or university. The scholarships are awarded based on need and women who have previously earned degrees are not eligible. Click here to learn more about the 2016 Women on Par® Scholarship program, access the eligibility criteria and read Frequently Asked Questions.
“The ‘Women On Par®’ scholarship program is one of the most important and rewarding programs we have,” says Nona Footz, president of the EWGA Foundation. “It provides a sense of hope and gives nontraditional “older” students a chance to pursue their academic dreams. This program is one of the many facets that truly delivers on EWGA’s vision, enriching the lives of women both personally and professionally.”
The 2016 "Women On Par®" Scholarship Application Form is available for download in either WORD format for those who prefer to complete the application using a computer or as a non-editable PDF file. Download either version of the application by clicking on the appropriate link below:
Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the EWGA Foundation’s Women On Par® scholarship fund may contact the foundation at (561) 691-0096 x 112 or visit www.ewgafoundation.comto donate online.
About the EWGA Foundation
The EWGA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization formed and supported by the EWGA, a golf organization for current and aspiring business and professional women. The Foundation’s mission is to create and fund education and leadership programs for women of all ages. In addition to its efforts to endow the Women On Par® Scholarship Program, other fundraising initiatives include the development of a golf education curriculum, the funding of nationally recognized speakers to provide leadership training at EWGA’s annual conference and other such events to empower women and enrich their lives.
About the EWGA
The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. As the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States the EWGA has connected more than 125,000 women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game. Offering a wide range of affordable organized golf activities and educational programs, this award-winning association has been bringing women together through golf since 1991. Locally connected and nationally respected, EWGA has Chapters in more than 100 cities throughout the United States as well as international locations including Bermuda, Canada and Italy.