Saturday, August 30, 2014 · 4:28 p.m.
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(From left to right) Alisha Stadden (UTC), Melissa Pierce (Chattanooga State), Rebecca Wilson (Chattanooga State), Pamela Fox (Southern Adventist University) and Melissa Mitchell (UTC) all won EWI scholarships. (Photo: Contributed)

Executive Women International of Chattanooga recently donated $12,000 to the Jean Bradford Memorial Endowment Fund at UTC, $6,000 to Chattanooga State and $3,000 to Southern Adventist University, money that was awarded to five local women who are students at the institutions.

All three institutions are member of EWI. The scholarships are specifically designated to make it easier for single mothers to go to college.

EWI began the tradition of donating money to be used for scholarships in 1996. Since chartering in 1987, EWI of Chattanooga has contributed more than $170,000 to scholarship donations at area schools.

"EWI representatives feel fortunate to have made a positive impact on their community through enriching the lives of local women," EWI of Chattanooga President Ani Yacoubian, of Yacoubian Tailors, said in a prepared statement.

"Connections, careers and community" is the tagline of EWI, fulfilled through connection and promotion of member companies, career-enhancing professional development and community involvement, officials said.

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