Camden, NJ – (May 31, 2022) – Women of the Dream (WOD) will award over $70,000 in scholarships to 22 young women graduating from Camden high schools at its Sixth Annual Scholarship & Awards Program on Saturday, June 4, at the Camden High School Campus from 12 – 3 pm.
“Women of the Dream is so thankful to all of our sponsors and donors who have made this possible for our girls,” said WOD CEO & Founder Leslie Morris. “As these girls graduate and begin this next phase of their lives, they have the financial support they need and the confidence of knowing there’s a whole network of businesses and organizations who believe in their capacity for success.”
Women of the Dream’s College Prep, Career & Workforce Readiness Program prepares girls in grades 11 and 12 from Camden High School, Creative Arts High School, Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School, and Big Picture Learning Academy for college, the workforce, and a broad spectrum of professional careers within the global marketplace, Sessions occur weekly and are complemented by relevant activities such as visits to colleges and corporate sites, leadership training, and networking opportunities with successful women of color. Although the scholarship is open to all female graduating seniors in Camden’s public, charter, and private schools, girls enrolled in Women of the Dream’s program receive assistance with essay writing and gathering information to include in the scholarship packet. “We have twenty-two awardees precisely because we incorporate the scholarship into the program and work with the girls, side by side,” says Leslie Morris. The event will feature Camden’s Mayor Victor Carstarphen, Camden’s Superintendent Katrina T. McCombs, top sponsor Deborah Brittain of the Brittain Foundation, district officials, teachers, family members, and community leaders.
Scholarship sponsors are the Brittain Foundation, Campbell Soup Company, Bass & Sneed Family Foundation, Visa, Wells Fargo, PNC Bank Foundation, New Jersey Education Association, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, Leonade Jones Philanthropy, Rutgers Camden, Nu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, American Water, Rotary International, Camden Education Association, and Camden School District. For a list of individual donors, profiles of scholarship awardees, and all other information relevant to the scholarship event, visit the scholarship page.
WOD is a non-profit organization serving girls and young women in Camden’s middle and high schools. Focus areas are life skills, college, career & workforce readiness, trauma-informed care, and socially and culturally relevant activities.