WINGS Scholarship and Mentoring Program
WINGS is the sole philanthropic venture of Women Executives. WINGS is a scholarship program that supports students age 25 or older who identify as female or support female(s) in the pursuit of a higher education degree, and are actively seeking a degree at Johnson C. Smith, Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte), the University of North Carolina at Charlotte or Queens University of Charlotte. These students are referred to as Scholar(s). Scholars who graduate with their degree are referred to as Alumni.
WINGS College Champions include Central Piedmont Community College, Johnson C. Smith University, Johnson & Wales University, Queens University of Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Each year, WINGS supports approximately 25 scholars who are focused, dedicated, and determined to make a better life for themselves and their families.
Embracing the Present through WINGS
WINGS Scholars receive $5,000 per year for a four-year institution, or $2,500 per year for a two-year institution until graduation (if minimum GPA and credit hour requirements are maintained). Scholars are selected based on having a clear financial need in combination with specific educational goals and a vision for their professional futures. Many scholars have a history of overcoming challenges and therefore, the mentoring component of the scholarship program is coveted, embraced, and appreciated.
In addition to funding and mentoring, each scholar receives:
- a laptop through the WINGS Tech Enablement program.
- WINGS Champion resources and support.
- Ongoing personal and professional development and networking opportunities that continues to be available after graduation.
"WINGS gave me an opportunity to spread my wings and soar like an eagle. The program provides all the tools and support needed to fly."