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Business Women’s Educational Foundation awards scholarships

Jun 10, 2014
Source: Submitted Shown with their certificates at the Business Women’s Educational Foundation of Delaware luncheon are scholarship recipients (l-r) Brittany Wynne, Megan Webb, Lisa Santow and Mackenzie Wooters.

The Business Women’s Educational Foundation of Delaware (formerly the BPW Foundation of Delaware) recently awarded four $1,000 scholarships to Delaware women either graduating from high school or continuing their education. A luncheon was held May 31 at Abbott’s Grill, Milford, to honor the scholarship recipients.

Brittany Wynne of Middletown received the Wilmington BPW Scholarship. A recent graduate of Hodgson Vo Tech, she will be attending Wesley College, majoring in nursing. As a high school junior, Brittany received her Certified Nursing Assistant Certification and is currently involved in her high school’s co-op program where she attends academic classes in the morning and works as a CNA in the evenings and on weekends. Her references included comments such as “compassionate”, “energetic” and a “true leader.” Brittany’s long term goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner in a trauma center.

Mackenzie Wooters of Seaford received the Fleetwood/Phillips/Rheim Scholarship. A Seaford high School gradate, she will be attending Boston University with a goal of becoming a medical examiner. Mackenzie is ranked near the top of her class and challenges herself and those around her to excel. She knows the path to becoming a forensic pathologist is a long process, but feels she is definitely up to the challenge.

Lisa Santow of Milton received the Mina Miller Scholarship. A graduated from Hodgson Vo Tech in 2002, she is currently enrolled at Delaware Tech Terry Campus completing the pre-requisite courses to enter the paramedic program and hopes to soon be a licensed paramedic. She is currently working in healthcare while attending college, but will need to quit her job to finish her education. Her references all commented on her strong work ethic, enthusiasm and commitment.

Megan Webb of Hartly received the Lillian Hulse-Hamf Scholarship. A graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, she plans to attend Towson University with a goal of becoming a speech language pathologist. Megan’s references all mention her strong work ethic and her willingness to take on a challenge. She also manages to maintain a high grade point average while participating in sports and putting in many hours volunteering in her church and community.

For further information or to help support the foundation, contact CEO Cynde Parker at cyndeparker@hotmail.com.

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