Inspiring women and being a positive role model are important to Bennett College student Isis Jordan. Jordan, an Elementary Education major in the class of 2023, was recently awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) McLean Branch Scholarship worth $6,500. Isis, a native of Florence, South Carolina, was recognized for her dedication to education, her commitment to completing her education and receiving her degree, and for her desire to positively influence the lives of other women. Jordan, and four students from Trinity and Marymount universities, were recognized during the first AAUW McLean Branch meeting for the program year.
According to AAUW McLean Branch, their “core branch programs include recognizing young women in the community who demonstrate excellence in areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). In line with AAUW’s longtime mission, they also provide scholarship assistance to women returning to college. The AAUW Mclean Branch, which achieved a 5-Star Status in AAUW, has a long history of advocating for issues relevant to the empowerment of women and girls.
AAUW was founded in 1881 and is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Their mission is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.