The Network of Enterprising Women (NEW) awarded its 2010 Scholarships to eight high school graduates in the Richmond area. These outstanding young women and their mothers were recognized at a luncheon in July:
Amanda Vik, Hanover, attending University of Virginia
Sienna Stubbs, Henrico, attending University of North Carolina
Olivia DeSalvo,Chesterfield, attending Virginia Tech
Kathleen LaRiviere, Chesterfield, attending Randolph Macon
Chelsea Jackson, Richmond, attending Salem College
Shelby Jennette, Powhatan, attending Longwood
Stephanie Stoneman, Goochland, attending Clemson University
Olivia Palfi, Colonial Heights, attending Richard Bland College
Each spring, NEW accepts applications from female high school seniors for its scholarship program. Awardees selected by the Scholarship Committee each receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist with freshman-year college expenses. NEW funds the scholarship program through a series of auctions, held at its monthly luncheons, of products and services donated by NEW members.
The organization aims to encourage women who desire to become established in business and to promote the exchange of knowledge of methods for success in establishing and maintaining a business.