From its early beginnings, EWI® has always been committed to promoting community involvement and professional development among its members. In 1974, EWI® participated in a community project to encourage the development of careers in business among high school students. Enthusiastically embraced by chapters throughout the organization, the program quickly grew and developed into what is now known as the Business/Career/Development Program. Today, B/C/DP is a renowned nonprofit organization offering scholastic assistance.

EWI of Columbus participates in the:
Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Program (ASIST)

The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Program (ASIST) provides financial support to Central Ohio adult students at transitional points in their lives. Applicants may be single parents, individuals just entering the workforce or displaced workers who live within a chapter's geographical boundaries. To be eligible for the program, candidates must be able to define their career goals and objectives and meet the necessary educational and financial requirements.

Scholarships are awarded per Internal Revenue Service Guidelines. Verification of enrollment is required before payment will be made by EWI®. Awards are paid directly to a higher education institution.

EWI of Columbus awards scholarships to eligible individuals who are permanent residents in either Franklin County, Ohio, or one of the six contiguous counties (Licking, Fairfield, Union, Pickaway, Madison and Delaware) that define our Chapter boundaries . See the map below if you are unsure if you qualify:

Congratulations to our 2017 winners:

  • Kristina Graves - $3,000 ASIST Scholarship
  • Christy Bryan - $2,500 Cindy Ansted Scholarship
  • Charity Osborn - $2,500 Cindy Ansted Scholarship

The Cindy Ansted Scholarship Fund

EWI of Columbus, one of the premier organizations for women in business, is please to announce it has been awarded a $25,000 donation from Battelle to establish the Cindy Ansted Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund honors EWI representative and retired Battelle employee Cindy Ansted. Receipients will meet the qualifications exhibited by Cindy in her 35-year career at Battelle, including demonstrating her leadership skills, dedication, strong work ethic and a willingness to help others. 

The Cindy Ansted Scholarship Fund serves as a compliment to the existing Adult Student in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) scholarship program provided by EWI annually for which Cindy has worked tirelessly to support. Winners will be determined through the same ASIST scholarship application process and timeline.