CWEF is celebrating the graduation of seven scholarship recipients in spring 2022! As a result of reaching their educational goals and completing their degrees, several of these women have begun new and higher paying jobs. Women who receive an education have better employment opportunities and their earning potential rises by almost 12% for every additional year of schooling. Studies show that when you educate women, it transforms them, their families and communities, and society as a whole for the better.
Stephanie, celebrating with her mother, Laurie, graduated from CU Boulder with her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Humanities. Stephanie was the second recipient of the Ida M. Halasz Scholarship Fund, which remembers Ida’s deep commitment to education, self-sufficiency for women, and social justice. Like Ida, Stephanie shares a deep commitment to education and social justice advocacy. She prioritizes diverse perspectives and social justice advocacy in her curriculum as a high school classroom teacher. Stephanie looks forward to the 12% salary increase she will receive from the school district.