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EWI of Western Washington offers the Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship Program in Western Washington area. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to adult students in a non-traditional or transitional educational situation. EWI believes that the ASIST Program will positively impact the personal life, employment, family and community of the applicant.

Scholarship Awards:

Amounts of scholarship(s) will vary based on the number of applicants and their respective need. Historically, awards have averaged $2,500. Awards can be used for the recipient’s tuition and related expenses, which can include books and mandatory fees. Not included are items such as rent, utility payments, travel expense, day care expense or repayment of existing loans.

Application Criteria:

The ASIST Scholarship is a non-discriminatory, educational scholarship program for the benefit of non-traditional students pursuing an associate’s, bachelor's or master's degree, or a certification program at an accredited educational institution. These include persons who are:

·       Past high school age and who are entering a college, university, or trade school and/or the workforce for the first time

·       Non-traditional students already enrolled in a college, university, or trade school program

·       Re-training due to changes in the workplace


Applicants for the ASIST Western Washington scholarship must reside in Western Washington.


To apply, applicants must be able to:

·       Clearly define their career goals and objectives.

·       Specify the educational requirements to attain the above goals and objectives.

·       Utilize re-entry programs or personal assessment programs available through colleges, universities, community agencies, service groups or career professionals.



Application period         January 3, 2024 – March 25, 2024, at 11:59PM CST/ 9:59 PM PST

Review of applicants     April

Award notification         by beginning of May


Awards are made payable to the respective school. Scholarship awards are valid for one year from the date granted and must be paid within one year of being awarded. Unclaimed awards will be returned to the EWI of Western Washington chapter for redistribution.


Awardees may apply again for the scholarship. It is not limited to one award per individual.


Application Process:

Applications are completed online via No paper applications will be accepted. Access is available at:

Applicants will need to create their own account on This will allow an individual access to their application until the deadline. A link can also be found on the EWI of Western Washington at website at: under ASIST Scholarship section.


The application deadline is Monday, March 25, 2024, 11:59 PM CST/ 9:59 PM PST

It is helpful if the following items are ready in advance as they will need to be uploaded:

·       Transcripts from schools attending (or most recent school attended).

·       Letters of Recommendation (2)

·       Financial Documents


o   Other Scholarships awarded, etc.

·       Essay (maximum 1,000 words)


The applicant can continue to work on, refine or add additional material to their application even though the process says “submit”. You must SUBMIT to save any changes.


Corporate Scholarship:

EWI Western Washington chapter scholarship recipients will be submitted to the Executive Women International Corporate Board for consideration in the national ASIST Scholarship Program.



Please contact Nancy Harris Alexander, EWI Western Washington Scholarship Committee Co-Chair if you have any questions about the scholarship or the application process.


Nancy Harris Alexander

(253) 315-0267

EWI of Western Washington

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Executive Women International is a professional women's organization with Chapters across the United States and Canada. The EWI membership experience is based around our three core tenets: connections, careers, and communities. The value of each to our member firms and representatives is as diverse as our members themselves. Regardless of your employees’ personal or professional goals, EWI offers a full spectrum of opportunities to build stronger skills, relationships, communities, and businesses.

Here at EWI of Western Washington, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all through literacy and scholarships.



Executive Women International brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of: promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement.

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We strive to serve our communities and members with transparency and authenticity while upholding the best interests of the organization.

We are committed to treating each other with respect and creating a safe environment in all interactions by being open, honest, and acting with integrity


We cultivate opportunities to advance our connections by appreciating areas for growth, celebrating each other's strengths, and being united in our drive to succeed.

We create a distinct environment where professionalism, empowerment, and relevance are at the forefront of our purpose and mission.


We work to provide scholarships for high school graduates going into higher education (EWISP) and non-traditional, post-secondary students entering higher education (ASIST). Reading Rally and community collaboration allows us to contribute children's books and supplies and our time to our communities in Western Washington.


With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

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