United Way of Story County Recognizes 2017 Women United Scholarship Winner

United Way of Story County (UWSC) recently announced the 2017 recipient of the Women United program scholarship. The scholarship, which first began in 2011, is offered for women in Story County who want to continue their education to expand their career options and increase earning potential. The recipients dedicate their time to completing the scholarship requirement of a multiple week Money Management Series offered through Women United, which teaches basic money management practices that are the building blocks to achieving short-term and long-term financial goals. The series helps women across the county learn how to be responsible with and take initiative in their finances.


Women United, along with UWSC, decided to award Jennifer Valline of Nevada the $1,000 scholarship. Valline is pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. She will graduate in May 2018.


Scholarship applications are accepted throughout the year and funds are available to offer up to three more scholarships this year. For more information on how you can participate in the Women United Money Management series or for scholarship eligibility requirements, please contact UWSC at (515) 268-5142 or email womenunited@uwstory.org.


[Photo: Jennifer Valline, Women United scholarship recipient]


United Way of Story County is a strategic leader in building countywide partnerships to identify needs and to develop, support and evaluate effective human services, especially in the areas of education, income and health for our diverse community. For more information, visit www.uwstory.org or call (515) 268-5142.