Congratulations to our 2018 Second Chance Scholarship Winners! Coming from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences, these women have demonstrated the desire and impetus to continue with their post-grad secondary education by any means necessary. The Asherah Foundation: Second Chance Scholarships for Women applauds their hard work and looks forwards to seeing where it will take them!
Maryline Jabar - Stella Maris Polytechnic Maryline, eldest of four, grew up in the heart of a civil war. Now studying towards a post-secondary education, Maryline hopes to empower her community, especially teenagers, women and disadvantaged community members, through community-based initiatives and advocacy as well as leading the development of schools, clinics and safe drinking water.
Nour Awerah - Yildrim Beyazit University Through innovation and creativity, Nour has risen from hardship after being forcibly displaced from Syria, towards a bright future with the hopes of starting a career in management following her academic studies in banking and finance.
Maklin Hussein Al-Ahmadi Maklin, a single mother has had to endure many obstacles to continue studying towards her education. Now continuing her doctoral thesis in Economics, she is hoping to provide aid to her home country following the completion of her studies.
The following map represents the countries from which the 2018 applicants come from:
The Asherah Foundation thanks the dedicated members of the 2018 Second Chance Scholarship Review Committee. This is a select, invitation-only committee of global experts dedicated to supporting education and women around the world who need a second chance.
Arzo Kaderi Ms. Kaderi is currently the President and Chair of the Junior Board for the Asherah Foundation. Check out her #LinkedIn profile to learn more about her accomplishments!
Haley Carter Ms. Carter has studied at the University of Houston Law Center, the University of Liverpool, and the U.S. Naval Academy. She now works for Exterran Energy Solutions in Houston, Texas. Check out her #LinkedIn profile to learn more about her accomplishments!
Sara Woodruff Ms. Woodruff has a PhD in Educational Psychology from The University of Georgia and is currently a Survey Researcher at Mathmatica Policy Research in Washington, D.C. Learn more about her accomplishments on her #LinkedIn profile!
Shariq Khan Mr. Khan is the owner of Eskay BV, a UK Private Equity & Multi-Family Office. He has outstanding work experience in business development, product development, credit risk, loan sales and much more. Be sure to check out his #LinkedIn profile to learn more about his accomplishments!
Swapan Kumar Mr. Kumar has attended The National Institute of Technology Rourkela and The University of Nevada-Reno. He is a Sustainability & EHS consultant, researcher, writer, and communications specialist. Check out his #LinkedIn to learn more about his accomplishments!
DeAnna Alonso Ms. Alonso is an experienced CEIO with a history of working in the Non-Profit organization management industry. She currently works for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association. Be sure to check our her #LinkedIn profile to learn more about her skills and experience!
Dale Hill Ms. Hill has an MPA from Princeton University and currently works as a consultant, treasurer, and advisor for multiple companies and non-profit organizations. Check out her #LinkedIn to learn more about her outstanding work experience!
Amani Jebril Ms. Jebril was the recipient of our Second Chance Scholarship in 2016. She is now a Science Teacher in Palestine and is pursuing her Masters Degree in Water and Environmental Engineering and Sciences from Birzeit Universtiy. Check out her #LinkedIn profile!
Erica Lutes Ms. Lutes has attended Yale University, The University of Leuven, and Mount Holyoke College. She now works as the Executive Director for Fulbright Brussels. Be sure to check out her #LinkedIn profile to learn more about her accomplishments!
Josephine Osea Ms. Osea has outstanding educational experience and currently works at The World Bank Group Headquarters by providing client support to the Climate Change Unit. Check out her #LinkedIn profile to learn more about her many accomplishments!
A special thank you to Mariam Khan for facilitating the scholarship process for the second year in a row. Mariam received her BA in Women and Gender Studies and Sociology and will begin her Masters of Public Administration next year. Check out her #LinkedIn profile to learn more about her!