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. Applicants must live within 50 miles of their local Chapter boundary to be eligible.

  ASIST Scholarship Application

Participating Chapters

  • EWI of Albuquerque: Rachel Justus – rjustus@slfcu.org
    Bernalilo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties
  • EWI of Birmingham: Nancy Covert – nancy_covert@dalecarnegie.com
    Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa, and Walker Counties
  • EWI of Calgary: Fran Esler – fran.b@telus.net
    City of Calgary
  • EWI of Chattanooga: Kristina H. Smith – khlsmith@firsttennessee.com
    Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties
  • EWI of Columbus: Karen Gilbert – ksgilbert13@gmail.com
    Union, Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Madison Counties
  • EWI of Corpus Christi: Laura Hausman – laurita@northernbeef.com
    Arkansas, Bee, Jim Wills, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio Counties
  • EWI of Dallas: Corriana Anthony – canthony@dallaschamber.org
    Collin, Dallas, and Tarrant Counties
  • EWI of Denver: Melody Ambrose – melody.ambrose@ch2m.com
    Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Park, Summit, and Weld Counties
  • EWI of Detroit-Windsor: Renea Callery – reneaewi@gmail.com
    Macom, Oakland, and Wayne, MI; Windsor, Ontario
  • EWI of Honolulu: Roseann Freitas –  roseann@archipelagohawaii.com
    Natural water boundaries surrounding all the islands within the state of Hawaii
  • EWI of Houston: Lilly Portales – lportales@austinindl.com
    Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller, Walker, and Wharton Counties
  • EWI of Huntsville:  Michelle Rhode –  michelle@afsrepair.com,  Angela Shiflett –  w356mbr@costco.com
    Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan Counties
  • EWI of Kansas City: Vernita R. Beck – vernita.beck@commercebank.com
    Cass, Clay, Jackson, Lafayette, and Platte Counties, MO; Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyadotte Counties, KS
  • EWI of Kentuckiana: Christy Smallwood – christy@arkhamexec.com
    Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, and Spencer Counties, KY; Clark, Floyd, and Scott Counties, IN
  • EWI of Knoxville: Peggy Wilson – wilson@pstcc.edu
    Anderson, Blount, Knox, Roane, and Sevier Counties
  • EWI of Lehigh Valley: Jennifer Ceneviva – jennifer.ceneviva@hotmail.com, Deborah Perini – dperinia@psecu.com
    Bucks, Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Warren Counties
  • EWI of Los Angeles: Angela Stern – angela.stern@mercer.com,  Sherrie Carr – sherrie.carr@eastwestbank.com
    Los Angeles County with some exclusions
  • EWI of Memphis: Danielle Rouseau – drouseau@SimsFinancialGroup.com
    Shelby, Fayette and Tipton Counties, TN; DeSoto and Tunica Counties, MS; Crittenden, St. Francis, Lee and Phillips Counties, AR
  • EWI of Milwaukee: Rachel Adas – racheladas@harderfuneralhome.com
    Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha Counties
  • EWI of Minneapolis: Jen Baltrusch – JenBaltrusch@cerner.com
    Anoka, Carver, Hennepin, and Scott Counties
  • EWI of Mobile: Elise Phillips –  elise.phillips@airbus.com
    Mobile and Baldwin Counties
  • EWI of Nashville: Jamey S. Taylor – jstaylor@dcso.nashville.org
    Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties
  • EWI of Oklahoma City: Judie Harris – jharris@francistuttle.edu
    Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, and Pottawatomie Counties
  • EWI of Omaha: Janet Schawang – jschawang@aoicorp.com
    Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington Counties, NE; Harrison, Mills, and Pottawattamie Counties, IA
  • EWI of Phoenix: Kathy Gunn – Kathleen.gunn@asu.edu
    Maricopa County
  • EWI of Richmond: Jamie Stillman – jmstillman@vcu.edu
    Cities of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Williamsburg, Hopewell, Petersburg and Town of Ashland; Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, and Caroline Counties, VA
  • EWI of Salt Lake City: Jamie Larsen – jslarsen@eidebailly.com
    Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, Utah, Weber and Wasatch Counties
  • EWI of San Diego: Jamie Fleming – jamiefleming@flemingandassociatesllc.com
    San Diego County
  • EWI of Seattle: Brenda Galang –  brenda.galang50@gmail.com
    King and Snohomish Counties
  • EWI of Shreveport-Bossier City: Erica Thomas – Erica@adprospromo.com
    Bossier, Caddo, Webster; AR and Desoto Parrishes, Harrison County; TX
  • EWI of Spokane:  Hailey Landrus  – hlandrus@stamperlaw.com,  Jessica Hendricks  – jessica@handhsystems.com
    Spokane County, WA and Kootenai County, ID
  • EWI of Tacoma: Nancy Harris – nancy.harris@regence.com
    Kitsap, Pierce, and Thurston Counties
  • EWI of Tucson:  Judy Parker, DVM –  pimapet@cs.com
    Pima County
  • EWI of Tulsa:  Nikki Boone – nicki.boone@jgh.com
    Creek, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa, and Wagoner Counties
  • EWI of Washington DC:  Carol Tragesev –  carol.tragesev@suntrust.com
    Inside the Capital beltway plus a 40-mile radius beyond the beltway, including the cities of Annapolis, Baltimore, and Rockville, MD; Fredericksburg and Leesburg, VA
  • EWI of Wichita: Nancy Umholtz – numholtz@deltadentalks.com
    Sedgwick, Sumner, Cowley, Butler, Harvey, and Reno Counties