I've been involved with Alpha Omega Epsilon National Foundation since 2000 and have served on the board since 2004. I sponsor a Within Reach scholarship with the organization. Since the foundation is small, as a donor I can see an immediate and direct effect my donations are having to impact and encourage women in engineering and science. I see the quality and caliber of the individuals who have received the scholarship I fund. I do not always have this same relationship with other charities I support.
I have been an active member in the Delta chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon since my freshmen year of college. When I graduated in 2009 I was approached to volunteer with the National Foundation. I soon became secretary and not long after that, director of development. So far, working with the Alpha Omega Epsilon National Foundation has been a wonderful experience. To be a part of an organization that works so hard to raise money to better women in engineering and technical sciences is great. I look forward to continuing to work with the National Foundation and help spread the word about the great scholarships and grants that are available and encourage others to donate either time or money to further the cause.
Alpha Omega Epsilon National Foundation grants scholarships to women studying in the fields of technical science and engineering. I have been an active supporter of their scholarship program and have several funded scholarships. Every dollar I have donated has gone directly to the scholarship winner. I’m proud to have been a part in making a meaningful impact on the education of the scholarship recipients and extremely happy with the job the Foundation has done in distributing the funds. Both through the scholarship program and support of the local AOE chapters, AOE National Foundation offers women opportunities for careers in field that will provide a stable and comfortable living, a chance to build, design, or manage improvements in their communities, and give them choices in life many could never have dreamed of otherwise. What could be more empowering than that?
As a member of the Omicron Chapter of Alpha Omega Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I was eligible for a scholarship from the Alpha Omega Epsilon National Foundation, Inc. This organization is separate from the sorority’s international organization, and aids not only members of Alpha Omega Epsilon, but also other women interested in engineering and science. I received a scholarship that was based on my commitment to science and engineering. They also provide grants to organizations that support women in science and engineering. The scholarship I received aided me in my science education.