Tanu Henry and Edward Henderson | California Black Media
The deadline to apply for a Women in California Leadership (WICL) scholarship for deserving women who are college students is May 31.
The WICL Minerva Scholarship program is offering up to 108 scholarships valued at $3,000 each to California residents who identify as women and are enrolled full-time in an accredited program with a GPA of 2.5 or above.
One fortunate student will be granted a $10,000 scholarship.
“Women have made considerable advances in the workforce in recent years, yet still face inequities preventing them from taking part in decision-making processes,” said Assemblymember Tasha Boerner (D-Encinitas), a legislative champion of the program. “This scholarship opportunity helps break down a financial barrier to education in order for them to reach their full potential.”
WICL, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about issues critical to women in California, says the scholarship program “was established with the purpose of empowering women and enhancing the lives of women and girls.”