September 2021 Program
Wednesday, September 15, at 6 PM via Zoom
If you need help with Zoom, call Susan Rogers, (530) 271-1311
JOIN BPW AND MEET THIS YEAR’S FOUR DESERVING AWARDEES
Twenty-three years later and we’re still going strong in spite of fires and smoke, the pandemic and the sad fact that we haven’t been able to meet in person for over a year. We hope you have all stayed in touch via the newsletter. Despite the challenges, your scholarship board has continued to meet on Zoom, reach out to applicants, read applications and decide who shall receive a scholarship.
This year’s batch of applicants were worthy and shone with perseverance and dedication. We are awarding scholarships in the total amount of $4732 to four women who have been through major challenges and emerged with strong intent, excellent grades, and a focus on the future. Three are receiving the Dolores “Dee” Eldridge Scholarship and one the Helga Rohl Encouragement Award. Veronica Ponzio overcame domestic violence and addiction and is now going forward toward a certificate as an ultrasound technician. She has received a HREA. Erin McGee is headed toward a degree in Business after overcoming domestic violence and being a single mom. She will finish in the summer of 2022 and then enter a four-year college. Jolene Mulligan is attending Chico State and is currently enrolled in 12 units with a major in business. She is a single mom and has already received one of our scholarships. We encouraged her to apply again, and she did! Ashley Carpenter is attending American River College in its Registered Nursing Program; from there she will enroll in Sacramento State’s RN to BSN Program. She has two children and is a single mom whose passion is supporting reproductive choice.
The awards program will take place over Zoom this year on Wednesday, September 15 at 6PM. We wish we could all join together for dinner and celebration but alas, it is not yet possible. Please do join us over Zoom so you can hear the awardees read their essays and meet them, at least virtually. They will appreciate the support. The link to join the meeting is above. Please attend and show these amazing women the encouragement they so richly deserve.