The Young Women’s Alliance scholarship program is a key component for the organization to give back to our community. By improving access to post-secondary attainment, we are a part of the systemic change needed to create a more equitable future for young women. We know at YWA that we must be intentional and strategic when it comes to finding future women leaders and breaking down barriers that stand in the way of them pursuing their education goals. The YWA scholarship program is the access that underserved young women need to become future leaders of tomorrow.
The YWA scholarship program offers resources and support to applicants to help completion rates, and in 2021 will award five $5,000 scholarships. YWA is committed to reaching young women, specifically high school seniors in Del Valle ISD, including: those who identify with the LGBTQIA community; Black, Indigenous, and students of color; first generation students; students with disabilities; and students from low-income families, who are pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited trade-school program, 2 year associates program, or 4 year college in the United States. Each scholarship will be awarded over the course of two semesters, with the goal of supporting these young women through their entire first year of college.
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.
Applications are closed for the 2021 scholarship program. Please stay tuned for timing in early 2022.
Learn About the 2021 Scholarship Recipients!
I plan to go to college at Texas State and major in Computer Science. I am excited to be a recipient of the 2021 FWLF scholarship and want to thank my mom, my teachers, and my mentors for their support as I make my way to college!Yaritza Kenyon
In the Fall, I will be majoring in Cinema and Media studies at the University of Southern California. I would like to thank my family and teachers for supporting me throughout my high school career.Sydney
I will be attending The University of Texas at Austin in the fall and will be majoring in physical culture and sports. With this degree I hope to be able to make it to the NFL and be on the sidelines helping the team when injuries happen!Trinity
This fall, I will attend The University of Texas at Austin and major in Architectural Engineering. With this degree, I hope to inspire more women to step into STEM majors. I would like to thank my parents, siblings, teachers, coaches, and friends for always believing in me.Jacky