The Tangipahoa Professional Women’s Organization recently awarded a total of $12,000 in scholarships to women in the community who are pursuing bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees or are set to begin in the fall.
TPW received over 60 applications for this year’s scholarship, and 12 winners were chosen, a news release said. It is the fourth round of awards given by TPW since 2010.
The scholarship winners were honored at a luncheon at the Florida Parishes Arena’s Agricultural Events Center in Amite on June 24. State Rep. John Bel Edwards and Brett K. Duncan sponsored the luncheon.
TPW’s mission is to foster communication and support of area business and professional women.
Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Visit tangipw.org for more information.