ATHENA A.C.E (Award for Continuing Education)


The ATHENA Award for Continuing Education (A.C.E.) Scholarship is being offered for the fifth time in conjunction with the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce ATHENA program.  The scholarship is open to women at least 25 years of age who live in eastern Ontario, Seneca or Yates Counties and are, or will be, enrolled in an educational program by September 30, 2014. The educational program may be a formal college program or any certification or training program that is necessary for the woman to advance in her career or pursue her stated career goal.


Applicants will be judged on the same qualities promoted by the ATHENA International program: (1) excellence, creativity and initiative in her profession, (2) valuable service by contributing time and energy to her community, and (3) assistance to other women in reaching their full potential. Awards will be made to one or more applicants based on the recommendations of an independent review panel, which will also consider the applicant's financial need.


Application forms and instructions are attached (see right hand column) or can be picked up at the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce office in One Franklin Square at 537 Exchange Street, Geneva. Completed applications are due by 4PM on June 20, 2014.



The award recipient(s) will be announced in July, and formally recognized during the ATHENA Award dinner. Details regarding the date/location for this special banquet will be announced soon.