P.E.I. Business Women’s Association Awards two scholarships
The P.E.I. Business Women’s Association has announced the two recipients of its highly coveted Women in Business Scholarship.
The scholarship is for Island women who are pursuing an education in business.
The two recipients, Laurie Forsyth and Stephanie Douglas, are the latest recipients since the scholarship program began in 2014. The selection committee consisted of business professionals from the Island, including board members from PEIBWA.
“The mandate of the P.E.I. Business Women's Association is to support women in business - and those who want to be in business,” says Mary Jane Webster, president of PEIBWA.
“By providing scholarships to women who are pursuing studies in the business field, we are able to directly support two more amazing women to follow their dreams of business success. Funds for the scholarship are allocated from our annual fundraising event ‘Ultimate Girls Night Out’ and are open to any woman resident of P.E.I.”
Scholars were selected based on high academic ability and achievements, persistence, leadership, and financial need.
“This scholarship will have a significant positive impact on my struggle to stay in school working on my master of arts island studies and stay on track. To say this is difficult, with various financial challenges, is an understatement and this scholarship is a vital component in staying in the master’s program and on track with my schooling,” says Douglas.
The business administration program is a two-year course of study that prepares students for careers in business management and small business operations, says Forsyth.
“After graduating from the program I plan to run my own freelance music business as a teacher and performer as well as use my knowledge of music and business to consult and promote musicians and artists in their own careers."
Planning is now underway for Ultimate Girl’s Night Out 2015. Building on the successes from previous years, the PEIBWA is looking forward to being able to continue to support local women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs via its scholarship and the additional programming that happens as a direct result of the money raised at this annual fundraising event.