"As a 2012 recipient of BWN's scholarship, I was able to invest in my professional development by enrolling in the Leadership Howard County program. Through both organizations I expanded my network, improved my leadership skills and build lifetime relationships. However, none of this would have not been possible if it weren't for the opportunity provided by BWN's Lifelong Learner Scholarship.

Master Monique Washington-Jones
Roku Dan, Owner/Head Instructor,
 WKD Karate 4 Girls LLC
Team America Coach ~ World Games 2016, hosted in Essenbach, Germany

"The BWN Scholarship I received jump-started my desire to go back to school and finish my Bachelors of Business Management. I was able to complete college, expand my career with my current company and grow in the Banking and Financial Industry. Being a BWN Scholarship winner gave me the encouragement from other women in my community to take on college full force and finish strong. The atmosphere was so inspiring when I received the award."

Jamie Dorsey
Merchant Services Specialist, M&T Bank

"Winning this scholarship was very humbling. Not only did it validate my career goal of becoming a Social Worker, but it also gave me an opportunity to continue to pursue my education to be able to serve society. The high level of reward and fulfilllment that I had experienced while working full time empowered me to continue to pursue my Master's degree in the evenings. As a Social Worker at the University of Maryland Medical Center, I am consistently able to apply what I learned from my graduate degree to provide the best support possible. I will always be grateful to the BWN Foundation for their nomination and award of the scholarship."

Sarah Downs
University of Maryland Medical Center

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