At SHE-CAN, late December is very exciting – it’s when our newest scholars receive college acceptances. This year we’re placing our biggest class ever – 20! So far 16 have been accepted on full-ride scholarships, bringing our total scholarship winners to 100 since 2011. Collectively, these 100 have won $27M+ in scholarship funds. Hip Hip Hooray!
Hitting the 100-scholar mark is reason enough to celebrate, but it’s propelled us to dream even bigger. What would the impact be if all 4,000 U.S. colleges were lucky enough to to place a SHE-CAN scholar every year? It would level the playing field for women leaders globally in just a few decades, and that means changing the world. As our hero and SHE-DOES Honoree President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.”
These scholarships are a true team accomplishment. Thank you to our colleges for being great partners, our mentors who supported their scholars through the intensive application process, and of course, our donors who make it all happen.