Welcome to the scholarship website for the AFWA Tacoma Chapter.
Tacoma has been very supportive of accounting students by awarding up to 3 scholarships in nearly every year since 1977. The first scholarship was to a single recipient. The Tacoma Chapter will be providing awards locally; the Foundation of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance also considers local applicants for scholarships at the national level.
When evaluating scholarship applications, we consider career goals, communication skills, financial needs and circumstances, academic achievement, and community involvement. It is not necessary for you to have a 4.0 grade point average to be awarded a scholarship. Local winners have had a 3.0 average.
Scholarship winner for the 2017-2018 academic year:
The recipient is: Jamie Larson, $1,000 - attending Pacific Lutheran University
The drawings at our monthly meetings and other fundraising activities, from time to time, make these scholarships possible. Thank you all for your participation in this important service we provide to students seeking careers in our field. Many of us have heard first hand from prior recipients who are grateful, not only for the financial support, but also for the validation and encouragement they felt when supported by AFWA members in attaining their goals.
Kay Cummings, Scholarship Chair