The Silicon Valley Chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) has been awarding scholarships since 1976 and has distributed over $65,000 during that time.
Scholarships are awarded annually. Applications will open in December and are awarded in April. We encourage you to introduce AFWA to a potential applicant for next year and continue to think of fundraising opportunities throughout the year so we may reach even more of the future stars.
In the past we have done a silent auction to help raise funds for our scholarship program and it has worked out OK. This year we are trying something new. We are having a few individuals provide their products or services at our membership meeting, Tuesday, November 13, and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to our scholarship program. Everyone is more than welcome to donate a flat amount, do some shopping for the holidays or just pamper yourself or do both. No competing, no waiting to see if you "won" and no settling on an item you aren't that interested in because the other one is taken or the bid was too high for your wallet. This time, there is plenty to go around and in a more relaxing environment.