What is the Joy Attwood Scholarship Fund?
In 2014, CCF began a college scholarship fund for girls of marginalized producers of the Association for Craft Producers interested in pursuing +2 higher education. The Joy Attwood College Scholarship fund is named in honor of CCF chair Denise’s mother, Joy who was a mentor to many young women around the world. This scholarship, administered by the non-profit Association for Craft Producers in Nepal, will provide a $1,000 tuition scholarship to either one, or several, outstanding girl scholars, to help pay for their college tuition for 2 years. ACP will also aside $1,000, as an endowment, to ensure that this program will remain viable for years to come. In 2016 we made this a competitive scholarship available to the girl children of producers & managers of ACP with an emphasis placed on granting it to the most outstanding scholar with the greatest need. Many of the applicants have received the Power of 5 stipend which has helped them stay in school. It is our hope that these young women will be able to continue further past class 10 and pursue their dreams and inspire other young girls in Nepal.
Meet The 2016 Recipients of the Joy Attwood Scholarship
The First Joy Attwood Scholarship Recipient of 2015-Heema Maharjan