About the Education Fund
The Education Fund of the Women's Forum provides annual Awards to encourage mature women of need to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of an undergraduate college education and to enhance their capacities to provide productive and supportive service to their communities.
The Award recognizes extraordinary and often heroic effort in overcoming adversity and the most daunting of odds in restructuring lives for success. Since 1987 the recipients of these Awards have provided inspiration to those who have come to know and admire their determination. Virtually all have successfully earned college degrees; many have gone on to Masters degrees, particularly in the fields of education and social work The Education Fund has also held symposiums, which are open to the public on important social and economic topics of the day and is currently piloting a mentoring program with a local Community College this year.
2015 Women's Forum Education Fund Fellows
|Nancy Acosta||Lehman College|
|Zina Adams||CUNY School of Professional Studies|
|Islamia Adjibi||Borough of Manhattan Community College|
|Raja Al-Uqdah||Medgar Evers Community College|
|Joanna Bimonte||Lehman College|
|Laureal Gayle||Long Island University|
|Pamela Lacayo||Hofstra University|
|Lara Marelly||Baruch College|
|Leyla Martinez||Hunter College|
|Kerstin Miller||York College|
|Hellen Ongus||Kingsborough Community College|
|Jacqueline Rivera||Borough of Manhattan Community College|
|Angela Shen||LaGuardia Community College|
|Tal Siegel||Columbia University|
|Maricella Tenorio Bocangel||John Jay College|
|Inessa Zakariashvili||College of Staten Island|
Imagine the possibilities when women dream and an avenue is opened for them to succeed.