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2016 Women of Excellence Awards and Scholarship Applications

-Compiled from staff reports

The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation is a non-profit corporation with an IRS designation of 501(c)(3). It is administered by the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus, which is comprised of women legislators currently serving in the Louisiana Legislature.   The Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation’s mission is to prepare and develop women leaders in Louisiana to be significant contributors and achievers in society.

The women legislators through the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Women of Excellence Awards and applications for the Educational Advancement Opportunity (EAO) Scholarships.  The criteria and forms for the awards and scholarships are available online at llwc.louisiana.gov, then click on the Nomination and Scholarship Forms’ link.  The deadline to apply is Friday, February 19, 2016.

The women legislators created the Women of Excellence Awards to recognize and honor the exemplary achievements and contributions of extraordinary Louisiana women, who personify excellence in their leadership, profession, academics, community service, character and integrity.

The categories for the 2016 awards are:

  College Woman of Excellence (ages 18 to 25)

  High School Woman of Excellence (for graduating seniors)

  Louisiana Hero of Excellence

  Non-Profit of Excellence

 

Since 2010, the women legislators through the LLWC Foundation have awarded $32,500 in scholarships to deserving young women in Louisiana.  The recipients of the College and High School Woman of Excellence Awards will each receive the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus Foundation Scholarship for $1,000. Recipients of the EAO Scholarship will each receive $500.  Multiple EAO Scholarships will be awarded.  Scholarships are to be used to help defray the costs of tuition, room and board, and books.

The awards will be given at the 9th Annual Women of Excellence Awards & Scholarships Ceremony and Reception on May 24, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center Hotel.

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