YWA is excited to announce the four women from the Austin area who will receive scholarships from the Young Women’s Alliance Foundation.
These $2,500 scholarships recognize women who embody the values of YWA and demonstrate exceptional leadership, academic achievement, and a strong commitment to the community.
Aida has been in school on and off since 2010, and already has two associate’s degrees from Austin Community College. She’s now working toward her B.A. in Management at Southern New Hampshire University.
“Once I have this degree, I will have a louder voice to continue to lead my family, my team, my community, my parents, my women into a more powerful life.” — Aida Ramirez
Jordan is a graduate of Austin’s McCallum Fine Arts Academy, where she also served as an English tutor for the McCallum Writing Center, head of the school’s literary magazine, and founder of the Students of Color Alliance. She’ll attend Wellesley College in the fall and plans to major in Political Science.
“I want to be a catalyst for change representing the interests of underserved communities.” — Jordan Bibby
Tatum, after completing her undergraduate degree in Social Work in just three years, is currently pursuing a dual master’s degree in Public Affairs and Community & Regional Planning at The University of Texas at Austin. She focuses on the intersection of social work, public policy, and urban planning, and aims to work as a city manager after graduating.
“Being able to pursue this education, with the goal of eventually becoming a city manager, has been life changing for me by exposing me to people and ideas that have taught me to refine my ideas and perspectives.” — Tatum Trout
Rylee is finishing up a busy high school career, where she participated in a Sports Medicine program while also working multiple jobs and serving in organizations like PALS and the National Honor Society. She’s heading to Tarleton State University to realize her dream of becoming a physical therapist.
“I know what it is like to have to work hard for something you want. This scholarship will allow me to continue to [work] towards an extremely rewarding job that will someday allow me to give back to help others like me.” — Rylee Borrego
About the Young Women’s Alliance Foundation
The Young Women’s Alliance Foundation was established in 1997 to expand programmatic opportunities for YWA members and contribute to women and girls in the community through educational scholarships and an annual grant to YWA’s nonprofit partner organization, the Girls Empowerment Network. Support for the YWA Foundation comes from member fundraising efforts, proceeds from Austin Under Forty, the YWA Endowment Fund, and generous donations from individuals and corporations in Austin.