ASIST Scholarship

General Information

ASIST-Logo-webThe Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) is available to adults facing economic, social, or physical challenges, who are looking to improve their situation through educational opportunities.

Local Chapters of EWI partner with educational providers and social services agencies to identify potential ASIST candidates.  Students first apply and compete at the local Chapter level. Chapter-level winners are submitted to the corporate level for the opportunity to be selected for one of thirteen scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.

Application Process

ASIST is coordinated by the participating EWI Chapters (listed below). Each Chapter has its own deadline date for submitting an application, so please contact your local Chapter to obtain their timeline for the application process. Applicants must apply through a local Chapter and reside in Chapter boundaries.

  ASIST Application

Participating Chapters

  • Birmingham - Martha Gorham: or
    Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Talladega Counties
  • Calgary - Francis Esler:
    City of Calgary
  • Chattanooga - Rebecca Bishop:
    Bradley, Catoosa, Dade, Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, and Walker Counties
  • Cincinnati - Sherry Vaughn:
    Ohio: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren, Clarke, Darke, Greene, Miama, Montgomery, and Preble Counties
    Kentucky: Campbell and Kenton Counties
    Indiana: Dearborn & Wayne Counties
  • Colorado Springs – Joan Taylor:
    El Paso County
  • Columbus - Chris Potelicki:
    Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, LIcking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union Counties
  • Dallas - Corraina Anthony:
    Colin, Dallas, and Tarrant Counties
  • Denver - Carol Miliotes:
    Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson, and Weld Counties
  • Des Moines – Deanna Dunn:
    Dallas, Polk, Story, and Warran Counties
  • Detroit-Windsor – Jo Ann Allen Nyquist:
    Michigan: Macomb, Okland, and Wayne Counties
    Windsor, Ontario Canada
  • Ft. Wayne – Lisa Fabian:
    Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, Jay, Kascuisko, Noble, Steuben, Wells, Whitley, Paulding and Van Wert Counties
  • Grande Prairie – Kristen Yaceyko:
    Hythe, Rycroft, Sexsmith, Spirit River, Wembley, Bezanson, Buffalo Lake, Clairmont, Crooked Creek, Debolt, Dimsdale, Elmworth, Goodfare, Grovedale, Huallen, La Glace, Peoria, Teepee Creek, Valhalla Centre, Woking
  • Hampton Roads – Carolene Goodwyn-Harris:
    Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach Counties
  • Harrisburg – Nancy E. Varricchio:
    Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties
  • Honolulu – Adele K. Tasaka:
    Natural water boundaries surrounding all the islands within the state of Hawaii
  • Houston – Stacey Spears:
    Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller, Walker, and Warton Counties
  • Huntsville – Barbara Zeitler:
    Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan Counties
  • Jackson – Suzanne Sullivan:
    Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties
  • Kansas City – Vernita Beck:
    Greater Kansas City area north and east along line between Platte City and Excelsion Springs, west to Eudora, south to Archie and all cities included in that block
  • Kentuckiana – Melissa Emery:
    Kentucky: Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, and Spencer Counties
    Indiana: Clarke, Floyd, and Scott Counties
  • Knoxville – Samantha Chittum:
    Anderson, Blount, Knox, Roane, and Sevier Counties
  • Lehigh Valley – Deb Corcoran:
    Bucks, Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Warren Counties
  • Los Angeles – Marisu Jimenez:
    Los Angeles County with some exclusions
  • Memphis – Lisa Johnson:
    DeSoto, MS and Shelby, TN
  • Milwaukee – Jane Lawler:
    Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha Counties
  • Minneapolis – Lisa G. Hamilton:
    Anoka, Carver, Hennepin, and Scott Counties
  • Mobile – Brenda Carlisle:
    Baldwin and Mobile Counties
  • Nashville – Lisa Johnson:
    Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties
  • New Orleans – Candice Herrington:
    Metropolitan area and river region, Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, and St. John Counties
  • Northwest Arkansas – Kai Dare:
    Benton and Washington Counties
  • Oklahoma City – Judie Harris:
    Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, and Pottawatomie Counties
  • Philadelphia – Sylvia T. Spivey:
    Pennsylvania: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties
    New Jersey: Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties
    Delaware: Wilmington County
  • Phoenix – Lisa Fischer:
    Maricopa County
  • Pomona Valley – Jaenene Maldonado:
    Inland Empire & San Gabriel Valley
  • Richmond – Deborah P. Clark:
    Cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond and Williamsburg, and the Counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, New Kent, Powhatan and Prince George
  • Saint Paul – Amy Englund Wood:
    Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington Counties
  • Salt Lake City – Cynthia Hagen:
    Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, Weber, and Wasatch Counties
  • San Antonio – Maryellen Owen:
    Atacosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson Counties
  • Seattle – Danielle Lay:
    King and Snohomish Counties
  • Shreveport-Bossier City – Laura Terry:
    Bossier and Caddo Counties
  • Spokane – Jessica Hendricks:
    Washington: Spokane County
    Idaho: Kootenai County
  • Tucson – Nancy R. Stephan:
    Pima County
  • Tulsa – Tonya Jimenez:
    Creek, Osage, Rogers, and Tulsa Counties
  • Washington DC – Martin Smith:
    Inside the Capital Beltway, 40-mile radius beyond the Beltway, Annapolis, Baltimore, and Rockville Counties
    Virginia: Fredericksburg and Leesburg Counties
  • Wichita – Mona Kepley:
    Sumner, Cowley, Butler, Harvey, Reno, and Sedgwick Counties