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What's Going On : YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship
Date posted: December 1, 2016
Posted by: YWCA Greater Cincinnati
Photos/images: provided by YWCA Greater Cincinnati
The YWCA Greater Cincinnati is offering a scholarship opportunity for African American female high school
seniors who have overcome significant obstacles. Ten local, female, African American female students will be
selected to receive the YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes young African-
American women who have been successful despite having to overcome significant hardships. The YWCA not
only offers financial support to the students, but also an opportunity to meet and learn from some of Greater
Cincinnati’s most successful, empowered career women, as the young women are invited to attend the 38th
Annual YWCA Career Women of Achievement Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
The YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance and
support to an outstanding African-American female high school senior entering a post-secondary institution.
The scholarship is offered annually in conjunction with the YWCA Career Women of Achievement Luncheon.
A committee of community volunteers selects ten finalists, which include two runners-up, and one winner.
Evaluation criteria include academic record, personal challenges and hardships, ACT and/or SAT scores, letters
of recommendation, class rank, honors and awards, involvement in extracurricular activities and community
service, and employment history. Applicants are required to write two brief essays, one describing their
greatest challenge and how it has affected them, and one explaining what Mamie Earl Sells' philosophy, "to lift
as we climb," means to them.
The application deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2017. Applications available at www.ywcacincinnati.org/mes
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