Lowcountry Students Awarded Women United Scholarships

Four Lowcountry Students Awarded Women United Scholarships to Pursue Higher Education

United Way of the Lowcountry’s Women United is proud to announce that it has awarded scholarships to four exceptional local women pursuing their higher education degrees.

The scholarships are made possible through the Women United Scholarship Fund, which is funded by donations from women in the community who are passionate about supporting the educational pursuits of fellow women.

The four local recipients of this year’s scholarships are:

  • Madalyn Bozman, who is majoring in early childhood education at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.
  • Ximena Olguin Figueroa and Tymeca Sawyer, who are both pursuing nursing degrees at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.
  • Elizabeth Monzon, who is entering the communication studies program at the University of South Carolina Beaufort with plans on pursuing a journalism degree.

“We are so proud to support these amazing women as they pursue their educational goals,” said Katie Phifer, Chairman of Women United’s Steering Committee. “These scholarships will help make their dreams of a college education a reality.”

The Women United Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 to support local, non-traditional female students pursuing a higher education degree at the University of South Carolina Beaufort or Technical College of the Lowcountry. To be eligible for a scholarship, female students must reside or work in Beaufort or Jasper County, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and have made some contributions to their community through volunteerism.

The Scholarship Committee is co-chaired by Connie Hipp and Gloria Duryea. “We are grateful to the women in our community who have made these scholarships possible,” shared Hipp. “Their generosity is helping to make a difference in the lives of these young women.”

About Women United
United Way of the Lowcountry’s Women United offers its members the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, philanthropic, and engaging organization of women leaders who deeply care about our community. The mission of Women United is to mobilize the caring power of women, uniting them to advance the common good with a focus on breaking barriers to education in the overlooked areas of Beaufort and Jasper counties. The group, formerly known as the Women’s Leadership Council, was established locally in 2012. Members collaborate to engage, educate, and empower others to become leaders and actively participate in the betterment of our community. To learn more or join Women United, please visit https://uwlowcountry.org/womenunited.

About United Way of the Lowcountry
United Way of the Lowcountry serves local donors who are committed to empowering individuals in Beaufort and Jasper counties to achieve self-sufficiency in order to create a brighter future for their families.  By investing in vital services that fulfill the immediate basic needs of the most vulnerable members of our community, and in education and economic mobility strategies, we ensure that our donor’s support makes a sustainable, lasting impact in our community. Discover how you can invest in the community to make a difference at www.uwlowcountry.org. Together, we can foster self-sufficiency, uplift lives and build a stronger Lowcountry.

Madalyn Bozman

Ximena Olguin Figueroa

Elizabeth Monzon

Tymeca Sawyer