This year GEM started a scholarship fund called the GEMerald Awards. The intention is that every year the GEM community of mentors, supporters and donors will contribute to a fund that will benefit GEMgirls pursuing further education. This year we had a fantastic group of GEMgirls win 5 awards. Each GEMgirl was encouraged to apply and to highlight her contribution to GEM as well as address how the GEM program had positively impacted their life. Girls were chosen through an evaluation process lead by GEM Mentors that emphasized the written application and the strength of their reference.
The winners of the first ever GEMerald Scholarships were:
Zarah Ahmad – GEMerald Scholarship Winner, Apple MacBook
Hira Durvesh – GEMerald Scholarship Winner, Apple MacBook
Fatima Waheed – GEMerald Scholarship Winner, $1000
Aliza Fatima – GEMerald Scholarship Winner, $750
Hajar Seiyad – GEMerald Scholarship Winner, $500