HWNT FOCUS ON EDUCATION

 

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” 
― Brigham Young

For over 28 years, HWNT of Corpus Christi has provided scholarships to local members of the community in the Coastal Bend to assist with enrollment fees, books, supplies and the opportunity to receive a high quality education. 


altHWNT EDUCATION COMMITTEE:

Dr. Gilda E. Ramirez, Education Chair

Linda  R. Benavides

Sylvia Martinez

Angelita Romero

Phyllis Secraw 

 


 

                                       2015 HWNT Chapters’ Education Highlights and Milestones

 

Information Compiled by Dr. Gilda E. Ramirez, State HWNT,  Education Chair

October 22, 2015 Corpus Christi Chapter 

 

  • In 2015, continued growing three endowments that were initially started at $25,000 each at three area institutions of higher education. Endowments require that the funds be maintained in perpetuity. 
  • Two scholarships of $500 were awarded from endowments (the current income derived from investment of endowed funds).
  • Three $500 non-endowment scholarships were awarded. 
  • Scholarship recipients are currently attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Del Mar College, and University of Texas-Austin. 
  • Non-endowment scholarship criteria includes being enrolled at least half-time, working towards a degree or certification program, academic performance (cumulative grade point average of 2.8 to 4.0), community involvement and goal statement rating; open to HWNT-CC members in good standing for at least one year and or their immediate and extended family. Scholarship recipients must become HWNT members and agree to staying in contact with HWNT mentor.
  •  $47,900 has been awarded in scholarships by the HWNT-CC chapter to 87 recipients since 1997.
  •  $75,000 was initially raised and used to set up the three $25,000 endowments, with additional funds added to each of the endowments in 2015, and a possible dollar-for-dollar match to triple the endowment amount at Texas A&M-Kingsville (currently under discussion).

 


 

 HWNT is pleased to announce our 2016 scholarship recipients.

 CONGRATULATIONS !

 

Cindy M. Barrera - Del Mar College

Angelica Hernandez - Del Mar College

Angel A.Ortiz - University Of Texas-Austin

 

For information contact Dr. Gilda Ramirez, Education Chair at gramirez@me.com

or a member of the Education Committee at HWNT.edu.committee@gmail.com