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Meet the 35 remarkable women who have been awarded CWEF scholarships for fall 2023.

The Colorado Women's Education Foundation (CWEF) is proud to announce the 35 outstanding and high-achieving women who have received a scholarship award in fall 2023. These women were selected from a large pool of applicants based on their academic achievements, financial need, and commitment to their educational goals.

Here are some statistics about our scholarship recipients...

  • Range in age from 25 to 54 with an average age of 34 years old,

  • Are racially diverse: 21 of 35 women or 60% are racially diverse,

  • May be raising as many as five children: 17 or 49% of these women are caring for and/or supporting
    38 dependents, 15 or 43% of these women are single mothers,

  • Vary in marital status: 21 of them are single, seven are divorced, and seven are married,

  • Have an average income of less than $36,000,

  • Sustain an average GPA of 3.67 with 10 women maintaining a 4.00,

  • Can to be first-generation college students: 23 or 66% of these women are first-gen students,

  • Are in quite varied fields of study including accounting, animal science, business, counseling, educational leadership and policy, entomology, ethnic studies, herbalism, history, human services, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, physical education, public health, quantitative finance, radiology, social work, and more.  Their programs range from one certification to nine associates, nine bachelor’s, 13 master’s, and two doctorate degrees, with one woman in medical school becoming a physician.  Almost half or 46% are earning advanced degrees,

  • Attend Aims Community College, Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, Colorado State University (CSU), CSU Global, Community College of Aurora, Front Range Community College,  Kansas State University, Lamar Community College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Morgan Community College, Pikes Peak State College, Pueblo Community College, Regent University, University of Colorado (CU)-Boulder, CU-Colorado Springs, CU-Denver, CU-Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Denver, University of Florida, University of Northern Colorado, and Western Governors University,

  • Live in the cities of Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Eaton, Englewood, Elizabeth, Fort Collins, Greeley, Lakewood, Lamar, and Pueblo.


The fall 2023 scholarships are an increase of 9% more recipients and 16% additional funding.  Scholarship amounts include: 18 at $2,000; three at $3,000; nine at $4,000, and five at $5,000 for a total of $106,000 in financial support for 35 women to achieve their educational goals and provide the opportunity to pursue economic equity through education and a career.

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