At Girls Inc., as early as kindergarten, girls are surrounded by a college culture. Girls with a college degree or post high school training make one million dollars more over a lifetime than those who do not. Not only is financial independence at stake, but to be leaders and decision makers in the industries that will shape our world, girls will need as much education and training as possible. Girls Inc. starts that preparation early.
As a result of many years of hard work, the girls in the College Bound program are getting ready for this next step. Applications were submitted in November and the acceptances are rolling in. Over 90 girls worked hard with staff and mentors this year working on applications, exploring colleges, and seeking scholarships.
We are honored to highlight a few of our scholarship winners.
2020 Girls Inc. National Scholars
Each year the Girls Inc. National Scholars Program receives over 125 applications from girls across the U.S. and Canada. It is a competitive application process, with only 40 girls earning scholarships.
We are proud to have 3 of those 40 girls coming from our own Girls Inc. of Orange County! Below, we share a small excerpt of their powerful personal statements.