ABOUT POWHERFUL SCHOLARSHIPS
For reasons beyond their control, women from low-income families are less likely than their middle-class counterparts to attend and finish college. This makes it tough for them to get well-paying jobs, maintain healthy lifestyles, and enjoy full societal and civic participation. What many of these young women do have, however, is intellect, resilience, and spark. PowHERful Foundation scholarships and programs exist to get these young women out of the shadows and on the road towards their dreams. Starting with just six girls in 2005, the Foundation has grown into an organization serving 25 young women in our daily program. We reach an even broader audience through our PowHERful Enrichment Conferences, a day-long event focused on educational, personal and professional development for high school and college-aged participants in cities around the country.