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Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Scholarship Program

The Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) scholarship program has been providing financial support to adults in a variety of transitional situations since 1995 (The Honolulu Chapter began offering the program in 1996.) ASIST is a non-discriminatory, educational scholarship program based on financial need for non-traditional students. The goal of the ASIST scholarship program is to enable each recipient to improve their self-esteem and to have a positive impact on their personal life, employment, family, and community.

Selection Criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Socially, physically, and economically challenged adults
  • Displaced household with small children

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Clearly defined career goals and objectives
  • Specify educational requirements to attain the above goals and objectives
  • Utilize re-entry programs available through colleges, community agencies, and service groups or career professionals
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • 18 years of age or older


EWI of Honolulu awarded $20,000 in ASIST scholarships to 4 deserving individuals on July 11, 2018.

2018 ASIST awardees:  
1st Place - $8,000
1st Place - $8,000
2nd Place - $2,000
2nd place - $2,000

Chanele Paresa
Jayleen Barino
Dionne Sesepasara
Daniella Wallace
Click on the August 2018 Connect for more information on the ASIST awards dinner.
Corporate Winners:  
$10,000 Karen Hoffman - EWI of Dallas
$2,000 each: Maria Rippetoe - EWI of San Antonio
Tessie O'Connor - EWI of Knoxville
Nitasha Chappell - EWI of Birmingham
Keanna White - EWI of Oklahoma City
LaRhonda Douglas - EWI of Wichita
Shawn Walton - EWI of Western Washington

For more information, please contact:
JaDawn Perez, American Carpet One, (808)832-2000
E-mail: jadawn.perez@americancarpetone.com

2019 applications open mid-February.


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