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 awards a minimum of four, $2,500.00 scholarships. YWA is committed to reaching young womxn, 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.
By partnering with Del Valle ISD, YWA’s scholarship program helps address inequities in the Austin metro area and invests in the future of womxn leaders of Austin.
Scholarship applications open: February 1, 2021
Scholarship applications close: April 1, 2021
Scholarship applicants must:
- Have at least 1 acceptance letter* from 2-4 year college, a trade program or a certification program in the U.S.*In lieu of an acceptance letter, we will also accept a letter from a school administrator or teacher outlining the student’s post-secondary educational plan and how the student will execute the plan by June/July 2020.
- Be a graduating high-school senior* student in Del Valle ISD. *Past Del Valle ISD students pursuing GED and previous graduates of Del Valle ISD can apply.
- Identify as a womxn, including those who identify with the LGBTQIA community.
See previous years scholarship winners who show commitment to our four YWA pillars: leadership, education, networking and service.
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
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
In my mother’s words, it will not simply be handed to me,” she said. “However, with the help of this scholarship, I will have a better chance at working for my degree.Rylee Borrego
I want to be a catalyst for change representing the interests of underserved communities.Jordan Bibby