Testimonials

Viktoria Tara
Westerville, Ohio
April 7, 2017

I would like to express my gratitude for your financial support through the Women Walking West Scholarship. My dream of attending college and pursuing a degree is moving forward, thanks to generous educational scholarships like yours. The award gives me an opportunity to earn skills and knowledge that will serve the medical community following graduation. Thank you personally for your generosity.

I am pursuing an associate degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography-General. Upon graduation, I hope to be offered a medical diagnostic sonographer position within a hospital or a doctor’s office.  I am committed to my education and to the health care field and one step closer, thanks to your continued generosity. As an immigrant I have to overcome many obstacles on my way to success. Thank you for establishing the organization which provides help and support to foreign born females. We know that we are not alone. Thank you for motivation to help others and give back to community. You have made a huge difference in my life.

Without a doubt, this scholarship will play a key role in achieving my educational dreams. Because of your kindness, the financial burden placed on me to pursue my education will be reduced. Since I have two children who depends on me I will be able to go to class without financial worries and concentrate on my studies.

As a student who is working to overcome financial difficulties to achieve my dreams, I would like to thank you again for all that you are doing. Your support is highly appreciated.


Marwa Mohamed
Cincinnati, Ohio
February 15, 2017

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the generous assistance you have awarded me. I appreciate your recognition of my efforts and academic achievements. This assistance will alleviate some financial burden and enable me to focus on my studies.

Women Walking West is an incredible organization. I am grateful for everything the organization does for foreign women working towards their dreams in the United States. Thank you very much for this wonderful and generous gift.


Nakisa Azari
Mason, Ohio
January 8, 2017

I am writing to thank you for your generous $1500.00 “Women Walking West” Scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship. Women Walking West is an inspirational organization and I would like to express my sincere gratitude for their support of women coming from other counters to the USA. W3 helps to support women like myself to start their journey to success, and this generous contribution will help me to start mine.

My husband and I came to the US 8 years ago holding a university degree from my country, Iran. Initially, I felt I had lost track of my goals, but I always have dreamt of continuing my education and finding my place as a contributing member of society. Taking care of my family and kids takes a lot of my time, but I expressed my passion to further my education and pursue my goals to W3 board members as well as my mentor and they have helped me to stay strong in my desire to learn and pursue it more actively.


Yasemin Onder
Newport, Kentucky
October 16, 2016

I am writing to extend my sincere gratitude for being a selected as a recipient of the prestigious Women Walking West $ 500 scholarship. I was thrilled to learn of my selection for this honour and I am deeply appreciative of your support.

It’s been almost five years since my first arrival to the USA. As an individual who has no English knowledge, I decided to study English. While being a mother of three children and a house wife, it was quite difficult to handle many responsibilities and follow after your dreams. Thankfully, I was able to develop my skills and graduate from a Master of Education from a nice local university. There I found an encouragement to continue for a PhD program but the economic difficulties made it harder to accomplish than I expected. Your generous support is helping me to fulfil my dream to apply and complete a PhD program. It will also allow me to concentrate more of my time for studying and learning.

Your generosity has also inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.

Thank you once again.


Samantha Low
Pickerington, Ohio
July 30, 2016

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the generous scholarship you have awarded me. I appreciate your recognition of my efforts and academic achievements. This scholarship will alleviate some financial burden and enable me to focus on my studies.

Women Walking West is an incredible organization. I am grateful for everything the organization does for foreign women working towards their dreams in the United States. Thank you very much for this wonderful and generous gift.

Sincerely


Jenny Xiong
Cincinnati, Ohio
March 23, 2016

In the summer of 2010, I came to United States alone for undergraduate education at the Ohio State University (OSU). After arriving at the airport in the middle of night, I stood by the exit door with 2 large baggage, feeling terrified. That was the first time I came to the US, and I had no family, no friends in that strange city, and all I had was a dorm address. I barely know how to speak English, let alone the culture. During 4 years of studying at the OSU, I struggled a lot. However, things are about to change.
The first time when I heard Dr Gorge Sehi talked about his nonprofit organization Women Walking West(W3), I knew that is exactly what I have been looking for. W3 is designated to help none US born women like me to achieve more by helping us conquering 5 barriers: Language, Social, Cultural, Academic, Financial. I need help on social and cultural section. Shortly after signing up online, I got a call from a woman named Felice from W3 and she later became my mentor. She helped me to get involved in social and cultural events at the US. For example, she invited me to a Jewish Passover Dinner with her family. I felt welcomed and definitely more confident while interacting with people from here. This unique experience definitely helped me conquering my social and cultural barrier, which enabled me to achieve more personally and professionally.
I am extremely glad W3 is around, because there are still thousands of women like me out there in the US seeking for help. And W3 can definitely bring help and hope into their lives.

All I want to say is: Thank you, Women Walking West!


Katarzyna Sussman
Peoria, Arizona
March 16, 2016

I wanted to write to you and let you know how grateful I am for the the generosity shown by Women Walking West. I received a scholarship in the amount of $500 which will allow me to continue my education.I am currently completing all the prerequisites required in-order to apply to a Pharmacy School. The money will help me pay for another semester of classes needed as well as required books. This scholarship, even though it may not seems like a lot to many, will put me one step closer to achieve my educational dreams and create a better future for myself and the ones I love.

I will never forget how much you helped me and many other women just like me. Thank you again for your generosity and your hearts.


Sharareh Khosravani
Cincinnati, Ohio
March 5, 2016

I am writing to thank you for your generous $500.00 “Women Walking West” Scholarship. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of your scholarship.

I study PhD in Philosophy with an emphasis in Architecture. I plan to pursue a career in Art Education. I am currently carrying 15 units, and plan to graduate in the Fall of 2020. Thanks to you, I am one step closer to that goal. By awarding me the “Women Walking West” Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.


Jung Breitfelder
Loveland, Ohio
February 9, 2016

My name is Jung Breitfelder. I was a recipient of scholarship from Women Walking West on January 2016. I am writing to thank you for allowing me to
meet you in person and express my sincere appreciation for the $1000 scholarship you provided me. With your support I will be able to complete my
Associates degree and hopefully move on to get my baccalaureate degree from University of Cincinnati. Your organization has certainly made a big
difference in the lives of foreign born women who are struggling to complete their education in the US, especially when among all other challenges
they are faced with financial difficulties. I want to express my sinceree appreciation for your support and I look forward to being able to
contribute to Woman Walking West in some capacity in the future.


Ladan Zarabadi
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 22, 2015

I am a mentee of ‘WomenWalkingWest’ organization. I am from the Middle East region and currently a PhD student at UC. When I came to the United
States, I needed help to improve my professional resume in order to find a part-time job. I was advised by one of the prominent mentors of this
institution in summer 2015 and learned how to write a professional and effective resume for my future career.
I stay in contact with this organization, because I think the mentors can give me advice about different issues regarding: life in the United
States, career, education, and communication and the way to adjust to the new context. So, I highly recommend women who come from other countries to
keep in touch with WomenWalkingWest and use the services provided by this institution.


Lin Xu
Columbus, Ohio
November 17, 2015

I am so honored to be chosen to receive $500 Women Walking West Scholarship for the spring semester, and I am writing this letter to express my
sincerest thanks to you for providing this scholarship to me.

I am currently in the first year of cardiovascular sonography program. As a women and foreigner, it is not easy to make the decision to go back toschool again. Receiving this scholarship really motivates me to continue to strive for excellence and give me more confidence to become a best sonographer in the future. Additionally, it enables me to concentrate more on schoolwork with less worry about finances.

The generosity of Women Walking West allows me come closer to my dreams and goals. I am truly grateful to be the recipient of this scholarship.

Thank the Women Walking West program again for your contribution!


Behnaz Gitipour
Cincinnati, Ohio
October 21, 2015

I permanently moved to the United States over 2 years ago, and joining Women Walking West has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Naturally at first adapting to the differences among societies was a huge challenge for me. WWW assisted me in this transitional time and I am greatly appreciative of their contributions and assistance in giving me a better perspective on life.

I graduated from the field of psychology in 2013 at Southern Azad University in Tehran. Upon graduation I was sure that I wanted to continue my education but wasn’t completely sure as to in what field. I was always aware of my passion for helping others. Luckily, through WWW I got to know Mrs. Kim Sellers as she was assigned as my mentor. She was able to guide and assist me to find a good fit based on my personality and passion. With her help, I learned the field that would match my aims and also would be related to my background to be Social work. Therefore, I applied to the Masters of Social Work program at the University of Cincinnati and will begin this program in the fall of 2016.