SAINT AUGUSTINE – The Women of Vision Advisory Board of Flagler College recently awarded scholarships to four deserving young women, as part of the Board’s vision to create educational and leadership opportunities for women at the college. The number of scholarships was increased from three to four for the 2017-18 academic year.
Women of Vision scholarships are awarded to female students at Flagler College who maintain a competitive GPA, are actively involved in campus activities or volunteer work and who demonstrate financial need. This year’s scholarship recipients are Yasmeen Anis, Caitlin Croley, Thamara Trematerra and Faith Wyluda.
Yasmeen Anis is a rising senior from Kissimmee, Fla., who is majoring in Elementary Education. A member of the Leadership CORE program and three honor societies, she also works as a Flagler College Ambassador. Anis is the founder and president of the Muslim Student Association.
Caitlin Croley is a Political Science major from Pottsville, Pa. A rising senior, she is president of the Student Government Association and works as a tutor in Flagler College’s Learning Resource Center. She is also vice president of both Club Unity and Flagler College Democrats.
Thamara Trematerra is a rising senior from Atlanta, Ga. Majoring in International Studies, she is a member of the Flagler Model United Nations and the International Sociological Honors Society. Trematerra is also an intern for the Study Abroad Office and will participate in an exchange program in Germany this fall.
A rising junior from South Amboy, N.J., Faith Wyluda is majoring in Political Science. She is first chair of the Faculty Senate Student Liaisons Committee and organized a women’s leadership panel for Women’s History Month. Wyluda was an intern at the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center.
“Selecting four winners from an exceptionally talented group of 69 applicants was extremely difficult,” said Deborah Thompson, the college’s Vice President of Enrollment Management. “We were gratified, however, that there were so many deserving candidates.” She added that 89 percent of Flagler students receive financial assistance.
The scholarships are funded in part through the annual Women of Vision Power of the Purse® luncheon, which will be held on May 18 in the college’s historic Ponce de Leon Hall. The luncheon is expected to draw a crowd of more than 300 women and will follow the format of previous fundraisers: It will include a silent auction of beautiful and unique purses and an inspirational keynote address. Entrepreneur Jenny Levison, owner of Atlanta-based “Souper Jenny” restaurants and catering business and cookbook author, will be this year’s speaker.
For information, visit www.flagler.edu/wov.