EVE Scholarship for LifeWire Clients
In 2000 the Issaquah Women’s Club partnered with LifeWire, the advocacy group for domesticviolence survivors, to establish a scholarship fund for LifeWire clients to complete academic and/or vocational training to enhance job skills. The Educational and Vocational Enhancement or EVE Scholarship is funded entirely by the Issaquah Women’s Foundation. As of November 2016, the IWF has given a total of $54,064 to the fund since its inception. The scholarships are awarded by LifeWire client advocates to domestic violence survivors who have been identified as most needing this kind of help. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2,300; are applied to tuition and books only; and are coordinated through colleges, universities, technical colleges, and other institutions. The EVE Scholarship has emerged as a valuable part of the LifeWire toolbox in its efforts to provide self-sufficiency and hope to domestic violence survivors.
Tech Trek Scholarship
Tech Trek is a highly successful STEM summer camp for girls. Through hands-on problem solving and encounters with women role models in STEM careers, Tech Trek helps girls see their futures while having fun. It’s an experiential summer camp backed by research and designed to make STEM exciting and accessible to girls in middle school—the age when research shows that girls’ participation in these fields drops. For many girls, the week-long camp sparks their curiosity and places them on a path toward a rewarding STEM career. We will award one $900 scholarship to sponsor a girl from Issaquah to attend a week-long Tech Trek camp at either Pacific Lutheran University or Eastern Washington University.
The Issaquah Women’s Club “Follow Your Dream” Scholarships have been discontinued.