The Young Women’s Alliance scholarship program was created to give young women in Austin access to post-secondary attainment. The scholarship program offers resources and support to applicants to help completion rates. YWA is committed to reaching young women, specifically high school seniors in Del Valle ISD. By partnering with Del Valle ISD, YWA’s scholarship program helps address inequities in the Austin metro area and invests in the future of women leaders of Austin.
This year five scholarships were awarded to young women in Austin who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, academic achievement, and a strong commitment to the community. The Young Women’s Alliance was able to increase the scholarship amount in 2021 to $5,000, awarding a total of $25,000, up from $10,000 last year.
Learn more about four of this year’s winners:
Yaritza is a 2021 senior at Del Valle High School. She plans to go to college at Texas State and major in Computer Science. With this degree she hopes to create apps and websites that could help people. Her favorite thing to do on weekends is hang out with her family and go thrifting with her friends.
“I am excited to be a recipient of the 2021, Young Women’s Alliance scholarship this year and want to thank my mom, my teachers, and my mentors for their support as I make my way to college!”
Trinity is a senior at Del Valle High School. She will be attending UT Austin in the fall and will be majoring in physical culture and sports. With this degree she hopes to work for the NFL and be on the sidelines helping the team with injuries.
Sydney is a senior at Del Valle High School. In the fall she will be majoring in Cinema and Media studies at the University of Southern California. In her free time she likes to listen to music and make films.
“I would like to thank my family and teachers for supporting me throughout my high school career.”
Jacqueline (Jacky) is a 2021 graduate at Del Valle High School. This fall she plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin and pursue a major in Architectural Engineering. With this degree, she hopes to inspire more women to become STEM majors. She loves sports and spending time with her family.
“I am extremely blessed to have been selected as one of the recipients of the 2021 Young Women’s Alliance and I am super thankful. I would like to thank my parents, who have been with me every step of the way, my siblings, teachers, coaches, and friends for always believing in me. This is just the beginning, thank you for taking part in helping me accomplish my dreams YWA.”
The YWA scholarship program is made possible through community support of the Future Women Leaders Fund. The FWLF provides scholarships and grants to young women in the Austin area. Investments made to the FWLF help YWA to further our mission of creating connections and opportunities for aspiring young women and girls to become tomorrow’s leaders. Support the FWLF & join our Giving Circle today.