Congratulations to our graduating Star Scholars!

Jul 26, 2023

2023 graduates

We are thrilled to congratulate our graduating class of 77 Star Scholars in 2023! 

Graduation represents the completion of a long-held goal and of countless hours of hard work, determination and persistence. A college degree is more than a milestone – it’s a monument to each woman’s strength and a beacon of hope to her family, friends and others who aspire to follow in her footsteps. 

Among this year’s graduating Scholars were many nontraditional students and those from communities across Washington state:

  • 26 was their average age, with a range between 20 and 46
  • They attended 28 different colleges and universities statewide

Our Scholars are standout achievers, routinely outperforming college completion and persistence rates statewide – and their success continues in and beyond school: 

  • 3.67 was their average GPA
  • 58% completed a major in a STEM field
  • 79% are employed or plan to attend graduate school within the next 2 years
  • 100% responded “yes” when asked if WWIN helped them feel supported, encouraged, and empowered

Hear from this year’s graduating class in their own words:

“WWIN has provided me with breathtaking opportunities. I remember receiving my acceptance phone call like it was yesterday. As I shed tears of joy, I knew WWIN was helping my dreams come true. WWIN helped me achieve my goals without losing myself to the many roadblocks that I have encountered.”

-Megan, WWIN Alum ‘23

“I would not have been able to get here without WWIN. Every day, I am extremely grateful and humbled by being able to be part of WWIN. I feel like I was able to blossom and grow because of WWIN.”

-Chantal, WWIN Alum ‘23

“Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to my community. I want to strive for improvement to become someone who will be remembered because of her ethic and courageous persona to change the lives of others. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.

-Perla, WWIN Alum ‘23

As each Star Scholar embarks on the next chapter of her own story, she brings with her the strength and self-determination that fueled her dream from the beginning – as well as enduring connections to the supportive network of women she has found in WWIN and with other Scholars. 

Congratulations, class of 2023! We know you’ll continue to make a profound impact everywhere you go.

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