2020 ASIST Scholarship Program
Submission Deadline04/15/2020



We are pleased that you have made the decision to apply for the Executive Women International (EWI) Scholarship. The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship Program helps provide financial support to adult students in a variety of transitional situations. EWI believes that the ASIST Program will positively impact the personal life, employment, family, and community of the applicant.

EWI was founded in 1938 by Lucille J. Perkins to change the roles of women in business and the diverse careers held by our members. We are an international organization with 38 Chapters across the United States and Canada. EWI has been awarding scholarships for over 25 years and awards over $500,000 in scholarships each year through our Chapters and the Corporate Office.


The ASIST Scholarship is a non-discriminatory, educational scholarship program for the benefit of nontraditional students pursuing an associates, bachelor or master’s degree, or a technical/professional certificate. These include persons who are:

  • Past high school age and who are entering a college, university, or trade school and/or the workforce for the first time
  • Non-traditional students already enrolled in a college, university, or trade school program
  • Re-training due to changes in the workplace
  • Otherwise are not the traditional college, university, or trade school, recently finished with high school

In addition to the Chapter ASIST, there are corporate awards (payable in USD) given annually. Corporate candidates are selected from first place Chapter winners.

Awards are provided for the recipients’ education and related expenses to aid them in obtaining the necessary educational skills to help achieve career goals and objectives. Related expenses include tuition, books, lab fees and mandatory fees from schools. Not included are such things as rent, utility payments, travel expense, repayment of student loans or remaining balances payable to recipient. Checks for Chapter and Corporate scholarship awards are paid directly to the respective college, university or trade school. Scholarship awards are valid for one year from date granted and must be paid within one year of being awarded. Unclaimed awards will be returned to the Chapter or Corporate B/C/DP accounts for redistribution.

Selection criteria may include the following:

  • Financial need
  • Socially, physically and economically challenged adults
  • Preference is given to those individuals with children residing in the home

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Clearly define career goals and objectives
  • Specify the educational requirements to attain the above goals and objectives
  • Utilize re-entry programs available through colleges/universities/technology centers, community agencies and service groups or career professionals
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Applicant must reside within boundaries of a participating EWI Chapter – refer to list on ewiconnect.com

Please note:

The following materials are required to be provided electronically by upload in the application. Please have these available when submitting your application.

  • Transcripts from schools attending (or most recent school attended).
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Financial Documents
    • Most Recent Tax Return(2019 Preferred)
    • Other Scholarships awarded, etc.
  • Essay (maximum 1000 words)

You must SUBMIT your application at the end to save all changes that you make to your information. You may save your application and edit during the program timeline. Applications close at 5:00 PM CST on Friday, March 27, 2020. 

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