Business Women’s Educational Foundation awards scholarships to Delaware women

The Business Women's Educational Foundation of Delaware recently awarded scholarships to deserving women. Shown during the presentation are foundation board of trustee members in back (l-r) Marti Hudak, CEO Cynde Parker, Dawn Elliott, Linda Gunson and Lyn Arnold; in front, scholarship winners Krystal Pearce, Brittany Kowalewski and Desiree Allen.  Not shown is the fourth scholarship recipent, Harbour Boots. SOURCE SUBMITTED PHOTO
June 24, 2013

The Business Women’s Educational Foundation of Delaware, formerly the BPW Foundation of Delaware, recently awarded four $1,000 scholarships to Delaware women either graduating from high school or continuing their education. A luncheon was held June 8 at Abbott’s Grill, Milford, to honor the scholarship recipients.

Desiree Allen received the Wilmington BPW Scholarship. Allen lives in Wilmington and is continuing her education at Wilmington University. She is working toward a bachelor’s degree in business management with a goal of helping other women become successful business owners so that they can “pay it forward” and create jobs and opportunities for others. Allen is the single mother of a teenage daughter and would like to be an example to her daughter of what can be accomplished through education.

Krystal Pearce received the Fleetwood/Phillips/Rheim Scholarship. Pearce lives in Harbeson and graduated from Sussex Central High School in May. She will be attending Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina in the fall, with plans to become a physical therapist. She plans to use her degree to open her own Christian-based physical therapy office. Pearce is ranked near the top of her class and understands that hard work and determination are needed to obtain her goals. Her extensive volunteer experience and leadership qualities were cited by all her references.

Brittany Kowalewski received the Mina Miller Scholarship. Kowalewski lives in Harrington and graduated from Lake Forest High School in 2011. She plans to transfer to Wesley College in the fall to complete a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and business administration. Kowalewski has a passion for mathematics and is clearly gifted in this area as she has managed to keep her grades high and make the dean’s list at UD this past year. It is clear that she has the determination to apply herself to reach her goals.

Harbour Boots received the Lillian Hulse-Hamf Scholarship. Boots lives in Greenwood and recently graduated from Lake Forest High School. She plans to attend East Carolina University with a goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. Harbour’s long term plan includes pharmacy school and hopefully opening her own pharmacy. Throughout her high school career she has been active in athletics, extra-curricular activities and in community service while still maintaining a high academic average.

The board of trustees congratulated this year’s recipients. For further information or to help support the foundation, contact CEO Cynde Parker at

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