2021 Susan B. Anthony – Women of Influence Awards Dinner canceled; Scholarships for women and grant opportunities remain available
KENOSHA – Out of an abundance of caution resulting from the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 Susan B. Anthony – Women of Influence Awards banquet will be canceled. However, SBA Award, Inc. is accepting applications for scholarships and grant opportunities in order to support those needs in our community.
“We are saddened to forgo the recognition of the women who do such impactful work in Kenosha County in 2021, but we came to the realization that a virtual event would not be as meaningful for their work and contributions,” said Guida Brown, president of SBA Award, Inc. “We are looking forward to a proper celebration in 2022.”
“Still, the need to support women who are furthering their education and assist nonprofit organizations that assist women and girls are not going away,” Brown said. As a result, SBA Award, Inc. will be seeking donations to support those awards.
Grants are given to nonprofit groups, agencies and organizations that work with girls and/or women and their families in Kenosha County. Grant applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4.
Scholarships are offered to Kenosha County nontraditional-aged female students who have obtained, at a minimum, an associate degree and are seeking to pursue higher education. The scholarship application deadline is also 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4.
To receive Susan B. Anthony – Women of Influence scholarship and grant applications and to donate, contact SusanBAwards@gmail.com.
SBA Inc. is a cooperative effort of three women’s organizations in the Kenosha area: the Kenosha Women’s Network, AAUW-Kenosha (WI) Branch, and Tempo Kenosha with support from the Kenosha Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund and the Southeast Wisconsin Labor Times.