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CWNC Scholarship Application

The Connected Women of North Carolina (CWNC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization for professional women and leaders. We are a network of 4500-plus participants from technology, science, business, healthcare, and other professions throughout North Carolina. CWNC strives to nurture, enlighten, and inform its members. Our goal is to empower women to network and succeed.

The Connected Women of North Carolina (CWNC) scholarship program is open to women in the North Carolina Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and surrounding area). Scholarship are available for educational/technical courses offered at our local partner accredited learning institutes. For the list of learning institutes in partnership with CWNC, go to http://cwnc.org/Partnerships .

Application overview:

To ensure we have all the information needed, please complete this application in full. (Please do not fill it out if the institution requires their own application.)

The CWNC Scholarship Committee will review your application and respond within 10 business days, to confirm that the information has been received. CWNC ensures all information provided herein will be kept in the strictest confidence.

The CWNC Scholarship Committee will review all applications and notify the winning recipient(s) in December. Winning recipients will be informed of the dollar amount of the scholarship when they are notified of their award. All scholarship funds will be solely applicable for the learning institute(s) in partnership with CWNC, for specific courses and other fees. Scholarship recipients may also be awarded a 1-year CWNC student membership as part of the scholarship annual program.

Eligibility requirements for applicants

Submission process:

  • Submit the completed application via email, to scholarships@cwnc.org
  • Include “CWNC Scholarship Application” in the subject line of the email
  • Make sure you have included all required information
  • If you have questions, contact CWNC at scholarships@cwnc.org

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for:
· UNC Kenan Flagler Rizzo Executive Program: The scholarship provides  a substantial discount on program tuition to CWNC              committee/volunteer members.
·
        Cisco ICND 1 On-line Subscription including Labs: Resources provided directly to the student. 
  •   Cisco ICND 2 On-Line Subscription including Labs: Resources provided directly to the student. 
     

    Minimum Requirements for applying:
  • Must be an active CWNC member
  • 2 or more years of Technical or Networking experience or education
  • Knowledge of networking technologies
  • Ability to multi-task, self-start, work independently or in a team environment
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an ability to diagnose technical problems


  • Ability to attend monthly study group sessions

ECPI and Wake Technical Community College: Scholarships are provided to the Institution and will be awarded by the school on behalf of CWNC.

Eligibility and Next Steps:

o   Complete the CWNC Scholarship Application 

o   Return completed application to scholarships@cwnc.org

o   CWNC team will review.

o   Awarded on a case by case basis.



CWNC Scholarship Program FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Program Overview:

What is our scholarship program?

CWNC is committed to awarding scholarships to women in the Research Triangle, NC area who are in need of professional development and educational support

What is the objective of Connected Women of North Carolina?

Connected Women of North Carolina (CWNC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization for professional women and leaders. We invite you to join our network of 4500-plus participants from technology, science, business, healthcare, and other professions. CWNC strives to nurture, enlighten and inform its membership. Our goal is to empower women to network and succeed.

Why are we giving away scholarships?

CWNC is committed to helping women in the Research Triangle NC area, by providing professional development and educational support

How can I donate toward scholarships?

Donate at: http://cwnc.org/donatescholarship

Who are our learning institute scholarship partners?

For the most current list of partners, please go to: http://cwnc.org/Partnerships

Potential Scholarship Applicants:

How do I apply?

Scholarship Application 

When is the deadline for application submission?

 We review applications throughout the year, and will award scholarships no later than December of each calendar year.

What types of classes or programs qualify?

Any class or professional certification which promotes professional development or educational support.

Will you cover my PMP certification or Jr. College courses?

As CWNC continues to build our Scholarship fund, we will look into expanding our program to include additional courses.

Is there an application fee? 

Yes, the application fee is $10. These fees go directly to the Scholarship Fund, to enable us to award future scholarships to women in the Triangle NC area.

What are the criteria for applicants?

Criteria is based on the following and will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee:

·       Grades

·       School attendance

·       Merit

·       Leadership

·       Need

·       Resume’

·       Community involvement

·       Load you are carrying (school, work, home, etc.)

·       Written essay

Does CWNC award scholarships to help defray the costs for textbooks, test fees, and other classroom fees?

Yes, this can be incorporated into the scholarship, depending on need and available funds, to be determined by the Scholarship committee

Who selects the scholarship recipient?

The Scholarship Committee selects the recipient and reserves the right to make this choice based on the above factors.

What is the amount awarded for scholarships?

This depends on need, as well as available CWNC funds, and is determined by Scholarship Committee.

How many recipients per year received CWNC Scholarships?

CWNC strives to award as many scholarships as possible, as part of our overall mission. The number and amount of scholarships will depend on available funds.

Can I speak directly with someone to learn more? 

To learn more, write to: scholarships@cwnc.org

Potential Scholarship Sponsor

Who can I contact to learn how we can offer this to our students?

Contact us via email: scholarships@cwnc.org

How can we partner? 

As CWNC continues to build our Scholarship fund, we will expand our program to partner with additional learning institutes. As we progress, we will market your school’s offerings to our 4400+ members in partnership with marketing our events at your school. To discuss all the options, email scholarships@cwnc.org

Potential Donors

Is it possible to get the scholarship awarded in my name or my agency‘s name?

Yes. Please contact Zahira Floyd at Zaifloyd@gmail.com or Naglaa Sockar at naglaasockar@gmail.com  to discuss in detail.






Stay tuned for more scholarship programs to come!



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