ATLANTA, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Womenetics has joined forces with U.S. Bank and Discover to offer the Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarships, providing a total of $22,000 for college students interested in international women's issues. Each company will award one first place winner $5,000 and four second place winners $1,500. With this competition, Womenetics and its partners encourage undergraduates to research and ignite awareness about vital global issues that impact women. U.S. Bank winners will be recognized on October 4 in Atlanta and Discover winners will be recognized on November 1 in Chicago at the Womenetics Global Women's Initiative conferences. International thought leaders at these third annual GWI conferences will confront challenges and opportunities surrounding the impact that current portrayals of women in media and popular culture have on attitudes, society and gender equity. Deadline for entries is July 27.
"Womenetics seeks to inspire students to be future leaders of global advancement by providing information and education on measures being taken to empower women," says Elisabeth Marchant, president and CEO of Womenetics. "We created the Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarships program as a way to personally engage students around these critical issues," Marchant continues, "Womenetics recognizes the power of young people and we're dedicated to connecting students interested in the advancement of women with those in vital, impactful roles."
To enter, undergraduates must compose a 2,500-word essay discussing one of six topics and an additional 200-word essay on how each student will use the award money. Finalists are invited to attend the conferences and VIP receptions. Each student who enters the competition is invited to attend either conference at a discounted rate.
For information and to enter, visit Womenetics.com
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