National Association of Professional Women Announces Winners of its 2014 Rising Stars Education Scholarship Program Exclusively for Daughters of NAPW Members

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These young women are tomorrow’s leaders, and I am pleased and honored that NAPW is helping advance their educations and careers.

The National Association of Professional Women announced the winners of its 2014 Rising Stars Education Scholarship Program exclusively for the daughters of NAPW members. This outstanding membership benefit is dedicated to supporting, enhancing and guiding the careers of young women. A total of $15,000 in scholarships was awarded to five outstanding students based on academic performance, teacher recommendation, public service, work experience and personal essay.

“When it comes to success, the sky’s the limit for our Rising Stars,” said Star Jones, NAPW President and National Spokesperson. “These young women are tomorrow’s leaders, and I am pleased and honored that NAPW is helping advance their educations and careers,” continued Ms. Jones.

The NAPW 2014 Rising Stars Scholarship $5000 first place winner was Christine Penn, who is attending California State University, Long Beach, majoring in Business Marketing with an expected graduation date of May 2015. She is the daughter of NAPW member, Maureen Penn, who is a science teacher in the Antelope Valley School District. “My hope is to direct and teach children’s theater in disadvantaged communities, while continuing my dedication to volunteerism,” said first place winner Ms. Penn. “And, another goal of mine is to join NAPW’s networking organization to promote and empower women to advance – just like my mom,” she continued.

Four additional award winners of the NAPW 2014 Rising Stars Scholarship of $2500 each include Samantha Thompson, who is attending University of North Carolina, Wilmington, majoring in Environmental Science with minors in Geospatial Technology and Spanish, with an expected graduation date of December 2014, and she is the daughter of NAPW member, Erika Thompson, a marketing and legal assistant in Washington, DC; Kara Kundert, who is attending University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, majoring in Honors Astrophysics and Honors Physics, with an expected graduation date of December 2015, and she is the daughter of NAPW member, Mary Glanville, a pharmacy manager in Berkeley, CA; Nicole Lide, who is attending Texas Tech University, majoring in Architecture with a minor in Business Administration, with an expected graduation date of December 2016, and she is the daughter of NAPW member, Anna Lide, a GIS Specialist in the oil and gas industry in League City, TX; and Shannon Vick, who is attending Baylor University, majoring in Film and Digital Media, with an expected graduation date of May 2017, and she is the daughter of NAPW member, Valeria Collier Vick, a consulting services business owner.

Proud mother and NAPW member, Anna Lide said, “I am extremely happy that my daughter Nicole has received this scholarship honor. As she pursues her passion in a male-dominated field, NAPW is helping empower her by showing her how it is necessary for women to help women the way NAPW does.”

ABOUT NAPW
NAPW defines success as “owning your own power.” As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters. NAPW members have diverse backgrounds, beliefs, perspectives and lifestyles with one common bond – their ability to succeed.

NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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