First Women of the Dream Scholars Graduate from College

AC JosepH Media

CAMDEN – Women of the Dream (WOD) first cohort of scholars will graduate this spring from Caldwell College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutgers University, and Snow College

“Since 2017, Women of the Dream has been committed to uplifting and supporting young Camden female scholars in their college and career journey,” said Leslie Morris, founder and CEO of Women of the Dream.

“We are excited to celebrate these brilliant young women – Iyonna Herbert, Naima Hazzard, Adelina Hernandez, and Natalia Castlean who will make a successful transition from college to career this year. They represent the passion and purpose of our program. They are Women of the Dream,” Morris added.

To date, WOD has awarded nearly than $60,000 in scholarships to young women throughout Camden. WOD hosted its first scholarship program in 2017. Scholarships sponsors were Campbell Soup Company, New Jersey Education Association, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Horizon NJ Health, Simmons University, and Camden City School District.

“The Women of the Dream scholarship helped me pay for books during my first 3-years of higher education. It is important to me to show black children that it is cool to be smart, and there are people out there who want to help us achieve our goals,” said Iyonna Herbert, 2017 WOD scholarship recipient and graduate of Snow College in Utah.   

WOD will celebrate this year’s scholars and previous scholarship recipients at their 5th Annual Scholarship & Awards Program on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 11:00am – 2pm. The event will be hosted in-person with limited seating at The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden and online via the WOD’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, and event details, please visit the Women of the Dream Scholarship & Awards Program page.

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