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American Women of African Heritage, Inc. Donates $45,000 to WCC Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund

Women students of African heritage returning to school after a pause in education will benefit from AWAH’s gift in the form of a Second Chance Award

Seated L-R: Phyllis Hyacinthe, Mary Lane Cobb, Thelma Gordon, Helen Williams Standing L-R: Gwen Cort, Janette Wilson, WCC President Dr. Belinda Miles, AWAH President Gloria Welcome, Toni Cox-Burns, Claudett Stothart [Black Westchester]

Members look on as American Women of African Heritage, Inc (AWAH) President Gloria Welcome presents a check for $45,000 to Westchester Community College Foundation for its endowed scholarship fund. It is accepted by WCC President Dr. Belinda Miles. In her acceptance remarks, Dr. Miles expresses gratitude to AWAH on behalf of the College, the Foundation, and students who will benefit from the gift. AWAH’s Second Chance Award is presented annually to an eligible student. 

In each of the last ten years, AWAH’s Second Chance Award has helped defray tuition and associated expenses. This scholarship is awarded to a female student of African ancestry who has returned to college after an interruption in education. The award supports AWAH’s conviction that education empowers women. AWAH President Welcome has noted: “Education not only leads to career opportunities and higher income, but it also creates positive role models for others who struggle.” AWAH’s gift of $45,000 will make it possible for many more women to continue their college education.

Seated L-R: Phyllis Hyacinthe, Mary Lane Cobb, Thelma Gordon, Helen Williams Standing L-R: Gwen Cort, Janette Wilson, WCC President Dr. Belinda Miles, AWAH President Gloria Welcome, Toni Cox-Burns, Claudett Stothart [Black Westchester]

American Women of African Heritage, Inc. (AWAH) is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to promoting the presence and contributions of women and girls of African ancestry. Through its programs and cultural endeavors, it seeks to uplift and support African Americans and others in the community of Westchester.

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3 Comments on American Women of African Heritage, Inc. Donates $45,000 to WCC Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund

  1. Congrats to the women of AWAH and their mission to empower people of African ancestry in education. Applaud your mission and accomplishments. Warmly, Your Sisters from Sister to Sister International, Cheryl Brannan Founder

  2. Stephanie S. Swann // November 29, 2021 at 8:43 AM //

    American Women of African Heritage, Inc. your Gracious Donation to Westchester Community College continues with the Generalization of Educational Wealth amongst those less fortunate but always better qualified.

  3. The wonderful women of AWAH are doing such great work! Their annual literary event has enable them to make amazing contributions such as this. So proud of AWAH!

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