Broward International Women's Club

Rating: 4.94 stars   16 reviews

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Location: PO Box 11812 Fort Lauderdale FL 33339 USA

Mission: To provide scholarship grants to assist deserving female foreign students in obtaining higher education in the US, to bring their knowledge back to their country of origin.
Results: We have granted scholarships to over 170 deserving students from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central & South America.
Target demographics: Young deserving women that want to pursue graduate or undergraduate studies, not available to them in their countries of origin.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We select 8-10 girls every year
Programs: Dining Around The World Night of All Nations Lunch with BIWC Membership Meetings Opera Recital

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of this wonderful organization since 1990, was President from 1995-1997 and now have the honor of being elected as President for the second time for the 2013-2015 Board of Directors!
This organization is so very different from others in the area, in that we are women from all over the world who enjoy sharing our traditions and cultures with others and while doing so we organize wonderful events to raise money for grants for deserving women who may have a hardship in finishing their studies. We welcome anyone who enjoys travel, great food, sharing their cultural experiences and who is willing to actively participate in furthering our endeavors.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with BIWC for 6 years and on the board for 3 years. Our mission is to provide scholarships to women from foreign countries attending NOVA University hoping to achieve their academic goals and helping the people of their homeland. I have had the honor of meeting several recipients of our scholarships and I am deeply moved by how much these funds mean to them and how appreciative they are of our work on their behalf.

While we work hard to raise as much money as possible for these scholarships, we really need donors and sponsors to help us achieve our mission.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a social and fundraising organization that awards scholarships yearly to women from different countries attending Nova S.U. I've been with Broward International Women's Club for 4 years, on the board for 2. Have met so many interesting, dynamic women from different countries and cultures and have learned so much. Also, had the privilege of being on the scholarship selection committee and reading about and meeting such amazing, intelligent, committed young women from different parts of the world who are taking advanced studies here with the hope of improving conditions in their own countries. Their dedication has been inspiring. I'm proud to be part of an organization that helps these incredible women achieve their goals.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am proud to be a member and board member for the past two years. I had the opportunity to sit on the selection committee to award scholarships to deserving women from foreign lands who have overcome incredible odds to achieve their educational dreams in our country with the hope of improving conditions in their homelands. I have had the privilege to meet several of these remarkable women. Also, I have been able to meet many delightful women from around the world and learn of their cultures.
As a business consultant to nonprofits in Broward for the past 8 years, I am not aware of any other agency who offers these unique opportunities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have had opportunity to meet some of the scholarship recipients and learn first hand how they have been helped by these awards.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Obtain more sponsors to increase the scholarship award funds.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks to the support of this amazing organization I had the opportunity to continue my education in this country. The Broward International Women Club scholarship supported me a lot in the pursuing of my masters degree. As a recepient I had the honor to interact with their members, I have to say that, they are wonderful women helping with a meaningful cause, which is helping international women students in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am a scholarship recepient

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to be part of the members of the Club

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is exactly what international women applying as students in the US need! I was in the same situation years ago when I applied to do graduate work, then a women's organization funded my dissertation and allowed me to graduate in time. The Broward International Women's Club is the most dedicated and hard-working local organization focused on this special group, and it is doing a wonderful job! I completely support their organizational purpose.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their work is constant, very steady and in this way it keeps the financial support coming for international students.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like them to have a roster of bigger donors, so they could offer larger support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Broward International Women's Club has given me the opportunity to make friends, socialize and learn about other cultures and costumes from other women that like me have moved to the USA from another country, but above all it has provided all of us with the opportunity to give back to our community and to other women like us by helping young girls achieve their goal in getting a better education in the USA.
By working together in trying to raise funds for our scholarship fund, we have created bonds and friendships that will withstand time. It gives me a great feeling of accomplishment when at the end of the year we hand the check for the scholarship to the girls we have selected. I always hope we could give more and do more; and we always try to come out with new ideas and ways to collect more funds throughout the year. All the women of the club are exceptional, women who give of their time and talent generously and freely. I am very proud to belong to Broward International Women's Club and to have been its president for the past two years. Please endorse Broward International Women's Club and help us " change the world one woman at the time"

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have experienced the difficulties and satisfactions of fund raising. I have taken personal pride in being able to help young women achieve and improve their lives through education.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage more women to join this organization and get more personally involved in helping other women achieve their goals through education.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you tell others about this organization?

Likely

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a friend.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To collect funds for the scholarship program and come up with more fund raising ideas.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To benefit as many female students as possible

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined BIWC in 2004:
Served as President from 2005-2007 and 2007-2009 as advisor to the Board.

It was such an honor to serve and work hand in hand with the Board and my fellow members. All of us working together for the same worthy cause. To help women from international cultures seeking financial assistance so they could gain an education with the hope to one day give back to their home country.

We give of our time and effort so that others might have an opportunity to be educated in this great country and hope spread the compassion that makes America such a great nation.



I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a board member I had the opportunity to read student applications for scholarships, their heartbreaking stories touch our soul and heart. Our mission, help one woman at a time and succeed!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I believe each administration has effectively met the needs of our organization. Our successes with the students is a testimony to the needs of our organization being fulfilled. I congratulate the present board of directors for the hard work and commitment this past period. I commend our new President for 2011-2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a member of this great Organization since 1997 and past corresponding secretary from 2001-2005. it gave me the opportunity to make good friends from all around the world, share their cultures, customs and serve together a good cause: raising funds to provide scholarships and making a difference in the lives of deserving international students at nova Southeastern University.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am convinced that the influence of an army of godly women will be incalculable for our society!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to find more volunteers for working together and divided the work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

It does not matter where one lives to realize that women take center stage in the family and community around the world. My first hands-on experience as a board member of BIWC was to review the applications for the potential student grant recipients. I must admit reading and learning about these female students who have gone against all odds and cultural limitations to achieve education at NSU touched my heart. We all are proud members of BIWC which has assisted women of all nationalities to attain their educational goals since 1975. I take pride knowing my efforts help bring peace to the world by educating one woman at a time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

BIWC offeres a variety of cultural exchanges not only by financially assisting female students in NSU but also among its members which come from many different cultrual backgrounds.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see this organization grow bigger and more successful by helping and assisting more students in several other universities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a retired educator,I am delighted to particapate in an organization that helps give foreign women grants to NOVA S E University..These young women than take their knowledge back to their countries..
Through cultural and social events the women of BIWC are accompishing our goal...WOMEN HELPING WOMEN......while broadening friendships with other members from many countries.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This past year I was on the selection committee that picked the scholarship winners.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to organize transportation for some of the ladies who dont drive.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very proud to be part of the Board of this organization. Education has always been one of my priorities in life, and to be able to help these foreign students with grants so that they can complete their studies is quite a reward!
These students will be able to make an important contribution with their acquired education when they return to their countries of origin.

Education is no doubt a very important seed to establish peace worldwide.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing how many students have succeed because of our grants has been my great personal experience

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the sponsorships so that more grants can be given each year

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