Detroit, MI, August 31, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- EWI’s scholarship program, Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST), provides financial support to women in the Detroit Metro and Windsor communities who are facing economic, social, or physical challenges and are looking to improve their situation through education.
Brenda Barbarich, President of EWI of Detroit-Windsor said, “The majority of applications we receive are from economically disadvantaged adults, displaced homemakers, and heads of household with small children. Caring for family and struggling to stay in school is a difficult balance. Our scholarships help ease the financial burden.”
Internationally, EWI grants more than $500,000 annually through the EWI Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation. Locally, EWI of Detroit-Windsor has awarded approximately $45,000 over the past seven years. “These grants have a positive impact on our communities,” Barbarich said. “When a parent graduates with a degree, it improves the family’s quality of life and increases the likelihood that the children will be inspired to attain a higher education.”
Connections, Careers and Community is the tagline of EWI of Detroit Windsor. It is fulfilled through connection and promotion of member companies, their representatives, career-enhancing professional development and multi-faceted community involvement. For more information about EWI or membership, please visit the chapter web site: www.ewidetroitwindsor.org.
Established in 1938, EWI® is a non-profit organization with more than 2,000 member firms and 2,300 member representatives with nearly 70 Chapters in major cities throughout the United States and Canada. EWI brings members together to promote member firms, to enhance personal and professional development, and to encourage community involvement. For more information, visit ewiconnect.com.