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:

We are now accepting applications for our ASIST scholarship for 2015! 

2015 ASIST Application

Application deadline is April 1, 2015.

Please submit completed application to:

Joan Orndorff
250 Civic Center Dr., Ste #500
Columbus, OH 43215


2014 ASIST Scholarship Winners:

  • Annete Stevens, University of Phoenix, Health Administration/Management - $3,000
  • Mara Sanchez, Franklin University, Public Relations - $2,000
  • Sara Adkins, Columbus State Community College, Dental Hygiene - $1,000

We congratulate these deserving individuals who are working diligently toward their education.

EWI Fellows Scholarship Information

The EWI Fellows program is a Corporate program that awards financial assistance to active EWI representatives admitted to accredited baccalaureate, graduate, or post graduate programs. Financial assistance is awarded through the EWI Business/Career/Development Program (B/C/DP), a 501(c)(3) corporation that offers a variety of scholarships and educational programs. The Fellows program supports the EWI B/C/DP mission.

Corporate Board Officers and Directors, the Fellows Selection Committee, Trustees of Business/Career/Development Program (B/C/DP), Corporate Staff or any relation to them are ineligible to make application to the Fellows program.

Introductory Presentation
To find out if you meet eligibility requirements please click here.

Fellows Program Application
Fellowships will be given to EWI representatives seeking undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate degrees. The amount and/or number of awards will be determined by the budget and pool of qualified candidates.

  • Academic Year
  • September 1 - April 30
  • April 30th each year
  • May 1 – July 1
  • On or before July 1 each year
  • On or before August 1 each year
$25, non-refundable U.S. dollars. Check or money order made payable to EWI are acceptable. Payment form must accompany application fee.