Council for IWU Women Awards Four Scholarships


Scholarship recipients (from left) Clare O’Donnell ’18, Yesenia Martinez Calderon ’20, Kenzie Berggren ’19 and Nubari Kanee ’17.

March 8, 2017

By Vi Kakares ’20

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—At the 2017 Council for IWU Women Summit, four scholarships were awarded to students who exhibit personal and professional passion, communication skills, empowerment, leadership, and the influence and change that an individual brings upon others.

This year’s winners were Nubari Gloria Kanee ’17, a nursing major from St. Louis, Mo.; Clare O’Donnell ’18, a psychology major from Lemont, Ill.; Kenzie Berggren ’19, a double major in music and psychology from Chebanse, Ill.; and Yesenia Martinez Calderon ’20, a double major in Hispanic Studies and secondary education from Chicago.

Each year, four scholarships are presented at the summit to a woman in each class at Illinois Wesleyan. The scholarships reflect the values, passion and relationships the applicants have garnered from their experiences both inside the classroom, as well as through civic activities, volunteer services, and leadership positions.

Since 2006, the Council for IWU Women has been providing guidance and mentorship to support the personal and professional development of the talented young women of IWU. The council’s annual summit features a variety of events that allows students to connect with successful alumnae in a variety of fields and professions.

Many of the events from the summit are recorded in this photo gallery: 

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