USA Scholarship Report

Release Date: 
Saturday, 1 September, 2007

The Scholarship Fund was established by PPSEAWA USA in 2002 to benefit one young woman each year who resides in one of the following nations with a PPSEAWA chapter: Fiji, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Niue, Samoa, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Sri Lanka, and USA. The goal is to help a young woman to finish high school.

We have given tuition assistance to four women from Fiji, Samoa, Jackson, Mississippi, and most recently to Alisha Sachathep of Thailand to attend the UN Commission on the Status of Women in March, 2007. This year's annual luncheon was a fund raiser for the Scholarship Fund and with the support of many members, we were able to add to the Fund.

The PPSEAWA USA Scholarship Fund is entirely supported by contributions from individuals and from our chapters. On behalf of the Scholarship Committee, I would wish to thank all those who have contributed in the past and ask that other members consider making a contribution so we can continue to , "Change the world, one girl at a time."