Dear family, friends, and colleagues,
For the past four years I have had the honor of serving as the director for this life changing program. WELI scholars are women who are sacrificing and struggling to elevate themselves through education. They have endured life's toughest challenges yet remain resilient. Now more than ever, they need our help! Please join me in giving what you can to support these women warriors!
WOMEN’S EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE changes lives through:
Summer leadership training
On-campus, student-led WELI club
Powerful mentorship with community leaders
$2,000 financial award per student
Help women change their lives and create their best possible future through education!
Statistics support that a college-educated woman is more likely to become financially self-sufficient and pursue a meaningful career. The education level of a mother is a strong indicator of the success her daughters and sons will have as adults. WELI provides the four keys: resources, education, social support, and mentorship.
Since its inception in 2011, the WELI program has graduated more than 200 scholars and granted approximately $400,000 in scholarships.
97% of WELI students achieve their personal academic goals.
72% of WELI scholars have graduated with a certificate or degree, versus 41% of women with the same GPA who were not in WELI
WELI scholars transfer at a 65% rate overall, versus 38% when compared with other female students who are enrolled in at least 9 units with at least a 2.5 grade point average
84% of our current students receive financial aid,
63% are the first in their family to attend college, and 52% are mothers
WELI serves women who are socio-economically disadvantaged. Despite the life challenges that WELI scholars face, they have been able to achieve outstanding outcomes through the support of the program and its members.
Every $2,500 will provide scholarship, mentoring, and support for a woman working to change her life through education
Every $1,000 will cover the cost of textbooks and supplies for a student for a year of education
Every $500 will pay for textbooks and supplies for a student for a semester
Every $150 will pay for a textbook and supplies for one class for a WELI scholar