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'Possibilities for Women' launches scholarship program

Posted at 11:59 AM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 13:59:30-05

PARK CITY, Utah — "Possibilities for Women," an organization that seeks to empower women, has launched a new scholarship program to encourage women to complete their education amid a decline in college enrollment.

The organization's "Women for Women During COVID" program is aimed at working female students who've lost their jobs or dealt with significant pay cuts due to COVID-19.

"Our goal is to help these women stay in school and complete their educations so that they can realize their dreams and be vital contributors to our communities," a news release from the organization says.

According to Possibilities for Women, 58 percent of the people who've lost their jobs due to the pandemic are women, but only 45 percent of the people who have been re-employed are women.

"We want to change the trajectory of all of these political and kind of moral dilemmas that we're in right now in our country. We know from history that educating the women, who then become the educators of their children and promote the importance of furthering education to their own families, is the way to change a society and change a community," said Dr. Erin Martin, one of the members of the team behind "Possibilities for Women."

The organization is raising funds to provide ten $5,000 scholarships for women around the country. To raise funds, they're hosting an online raffle, with prizes including e-bikes and vacation stays.

Click here for details on the raffle.