33 Recipients Empowered to Finish High School, Achieve Higher Quality of Life

Hagåtña, Guam – Today, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero distributed scholarship awards totaling $16,500 to 33 women pursuing their high school diploma or equivalent through the I Ninametgot Famalao’an (Making Women Stronger) High School Completion Scholarship Program.

“This represents our Administration’s investment into the quality of life for these women who are stepping up to complete their high school education,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “It can be difficult to secure gainful employment without the minimum qualifications, even more so for women on average, so we invested in the opportunities they need to enhance their employability and increase their earning power. We look forward to supporting all they have to offer Guam.”

“This is one of the many ways we are working to improve the lives of our people: by providing them with the resources to improve their standing and their potential,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “Once recipients graduate with their GED, they can use the remainder of their program award to get a police clearance or court clearance for job seeking, or even for gas and goods. It is our hope they will use their diploma to secure their livelihood and pursue higher education.”

Administered by the Bureau of Women’s Affairs in coordination with the Guam Community College (GCC), this program provides scholarships for up to 36 women ages 18 and older to earn their high school diploma through the federally funded GCC Adult High School Diploma program. Upon completion, recipients are awarded a $500 scholarship check by BWA. Recipients may also opt for the GCC GED® high school equivalency test. The scholarship will pay the test fee(s) and, upon passing, recipients will be awarded the remainder of the scholarship.

Scholarship funding is made possible through a grant to BWA from the American Rescue Plan. For more information, contact BWA Director Jayne Flores at 671-475-9162 or info.bwa@guam.gov. The fillable PDF application is available online at bwa.guam.gov. 


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