Commission on Women
Scholarships Awarded to Fifty Women to Attend the 2005 Women’s Economic Summit

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 15, 2005  
Contact Information:  Capital Plaza Tower, 2nd Floor
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-6643
Fax: (502) 564-2315
www.women.ky.gov
CONTACT: Ann Rutledge, Staff Advisor
 


Fifty women have been awarded scholarships to attend the 2005 Women’s Economic Summit.   These scholarships were made possible by the generous donations of Kentucky individuals, organizations, and foundations.  Summit 2005 is being held in Frankfort on June 17 and 18 and is a project of the Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW).

A committee of KCW board members and volunteers involved in the planning of the Summit awarded scholarships to all who applied.  All cover the $99 registration fee and those needed received one night's lodging.

“Success in life can be attributed to hard work and opportunity” said KCW Executive Director Glenda Woods.  “Because of the commitment and leadership of the Women’s Economic Summit 2005 Fundraising Chair, Ms. Sherri Craig, KCW Commissioner from Louisville, fundraising goals were exceeded and the Summit scholarships were awarded to all applicants.  Individuals from across the Commonwealth can fully participate in the Summit due to the dedication of Ms. Craig, Mrs. Pat A. Freibert, KCW Chairwoman, and the generosity of many individuals and businesses committed to enhancing the lives of Kentucky’s women and girls.”

The scholarship recipients are women from 17 Kentucky counties:  Anderson, Boone, Bourbon, Boyd, Campbell, Casey, Covington, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Johnson, Kenton, Martin, Meade, Pendleton, Pike and Taylor.

The goal of Summit 2005 is to review and recognize progress and accomplishments made since the 2003 Summit and the 2002 Task Force Report on the Economic Status of Kentucky’s Women.  As part of continuing the effort of the Task Force and the 2003 Summit, the KCW has conducted grassroots meetings around the state to evaluate, identify and document regional progress to date, successes and areas of concern.

This information will be compiled in a report and presented at Summit 2005.

For more information about Summit 2005, go to www.women.ky.gov or call 502-564-6643.

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The Kentucky Commission on Women works to improve the status of the women of Kentucky, educates the public about issues and challenges pertaining to women, and acts as an informational clearinghouse for women around the Commonwealth.