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Nonprofit Overview

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

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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"

Zunilda C.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.



Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The first board meeting I attended happened to be followed by a yearly event were the scholarship grant check is handed to Nova Southeastern University, attended by University representatives, grant recipient students and some of our Club members. It was such a treat to meet these young women who were so determined to become professionals that they didn't stop at the fact that these careers were simply not available in their countries. It was very inspiring to listen to them talk about their plans once they finished and went back home. Education doesn't only changes the life of the person who receives it but also those around them, education it's the only hope for many countries that live in poverty, to raise their quality of life.

The Broward International Women's Club actively makes the selection of the girls who will receive the scholarships, through a process established by the organization, which includes evaluation of the grades and inclination to give back. I'm very proud to belong to this organization.