The Garden State Woman Education Foundation 501(c)(3)
The Garden State Woman Education Foundation was launched in 2007 as a primary vehicle to educate New Jersey women on key areas of importance to women wanting to take more effective control of their lives. Proceeds from the conferences & networking events support the Garden State Woman Education Foundation’s Scholarship Fund. The Foundation also sponsors the Garden State Woman Annual Awards lunch, honoring women leaders nominated by their peers.
Scholarship Fund: The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to carefully selected, exceptionally motivated, talented and in-need females graduating from New Jersey’s inner city public high schools and accepted to a four-year New Jersey colleges or universities.
In 2010, two bright young women from St. Vincent Academy were selected to receive schoalrships, Charae Boyce and Nana Morfo. Both attend Rutgers University.In 2009, Manuela Vasquez, a graudate of St. Vincent Academy in Newark, earned scholarship support towards her attendance at Rutgers University.
In 2008, four talented graduates from the Paterson public high school system received scholarships.
- Mecca Johnson, attending William Paterson University
- Mahmuda Choudbury, attending Rutgers University
- Karen Flores, attending Rutgers University
- Ailicec Urrego-Daza, attending Rutgers University
In 2007, the foundation awarded a scholarship to Sha ‘Rita Williams, a graduate of Central High School in Newark and accepted to Seton Hall University.
How You Can Help
Mentors and Paid Internships: The foundation also works to find female mentors and paid internships for the selected young women. We also plan to involve them heavily in the various Garden State Woman programs. For example, they will write about their college experiences in our magazine and we invite them to attend our various events during the year. In short, we want to expose them to as many smart, capable and successful New Jersey women as possible.
You can support our hands-on efforts to positively change the lives of our Garden State Woman scholars, who are committed to growing beyond difficult inner-city circumstances. We believe education and exposure to successful women and positive new experiences will be one of the keys to helping our Garden State Woman scholars succeed in the future.
You can help by mentoring one of our scholars or by having your organization provide meaningful, paid internship opportunities. Our scholars are smart, determined, and they work hard. They will add value to whatever organizations they join. They are not looking for token, handout mundane temporary jobs. We also believe they deserve pay and accountability for the quality of their efforts.
Financial Support: You can make a direct financial contribution to the foundation’s scholarship fund by sending a check – any amount appreciated – to Garden State Woman Education Foundation Scholarship Fund at 210 Parker Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853 or donating online via paypal.