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WINGS Scholarship and WECS NEWS
For Immediate Release: March 24, 2017
-WINGS 2015 graduate Joanna Thevaos
CHARLOTTE: In a new grant designed to increase the number of scholarships, Wells Fargo Foundation has donated $25,000 to the Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarship (WINGS) Program.
The WINGS scholarship program supports female college students age 25 and older who are pursuing a degree at Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, CPCC, and Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte. In addition to receiving funds to support their studies until graduation from college, WINGS scholars are also assigned a volunteer mentor from the Women Executives (WE) organization, a unique feature to this scholarship program. The WE mentors help the scholars establish a clear vision and plan of their educational and career goals, as well as maintaining their GPA and course credits. WE mentors work with scholars to provide coaching, friendship and support throughout their college experience and beyond.
"The Wells Fargo Foundation is committed to supporting community groups like Women Executives for Community Service that help women get college degrees and improve their lives and the lives of their families.," said Jay Everette, SVP and community affairs manager of Wells Fargo. "Initiatives like the WINGS Scholarship Program will help Charlotte break the cycle of poverty through education and better jobs."