ELD Foundation

ELD Foundation Scholarship Walk

Emma-Thon 2022 October 1st

Walk packages are now available:
1. Scholarship donation/Walk/Shirt $60
2. Scholarship donation/Virtual Walk/Shirt $45
3. Scholarship donation/Walk $35
4. Virtual Walk $15
5. Virtual Walk/Shirt $30
6. Scholarship donation/Shirt $45
7. Shirt $25
8. $100 donation will receive a free T-shirt, VIP status at the walk, and recognition on our social media pages.
All funds may be paid to Womenorganizingwomeninc.org under the ELD Foundation tab or Women Organizing Women on the Givelify app.
Emma Louise Donald

Emma Louise Donald (ELD) Scholarship 2022

The Mission of The Emma Louise Donald Scholarship Fund Is To Provide Financial Support And/or Assistance To Individual Scholars Who Demonstrate A Positive Attitude Through Service, Citizenship, And Educational Excellence.

The ELD Foundation and Scholarship Was Established In 2016 In Honor of Emma Louise Donald A Founding Member Of Women Organizing Women Inc. The Scholarship Pays Honor And Tribute To Emma Louise Donald and all of the many patients and families who have met the challenges with their loved ones who have faced a serious illness with dignity and victory for the cause of Christ.

 Emma's light was not deemed but shone brightly throughout her life. A strong faith in God, love for family and friends, she never met a stranger. Emma always looked for opportunities to make others better by finding different ways to meet the needs of others through service and outreach. A true servant of the Lord which was demonstrated by her actions. An educator, a creator and one who cared about the youth in her community as she served faithfully in the local schools.

This scholarship is a testimony of her legacy. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, community service and personal qualities exhibited in the essays including the creativity of any special gifts that are used to make others better. Verification of college enrollment is required and rewards will be given at the annual ELD Foundation Emma- A- Thon, (Walk-a-thon-scholarships main fundraiser). To learn more about the ELD Foundation and Women Organizing Women (W.O.W) please visit womenorganizingwomeninc.org.

I am a proud Gary native born and raised. I graduated from Indiana state University in Terre Haute, Indiana with a bachelors of science degree in child development in family life. I am currently the child enrichment teacher at the Sojourner Truth House, which is a day center for homeless women and children, and a Mary Kay personal business owner for 14 years. Starting this fall I will be teaching preschool in the city of Hammond. I have been married to my husband Darryl for 5 years and we reside in Merrillville Indiana.

The Emma Louise Donald (ELD) Foundation is a new project that I am very happy to be a part of to share with the world the legacy of my dear aunt who was an educator in Gary. Her positive influence encouraged me to be an educator as well. The seed was definitely planted and watered by her love and support, continuing her legacy means so much to me.

The mission of the Emma Louise Donald scholarship fund is to provide financial support and/or assistance to individual scholars who demonstrate a positive attitude through service, citizenship, and educational excellence.


**Scholarship application attached**

Emma Louise Donald Scholarship

ATTN: Scholarship Board/Committee

P.O. Box 4253

Gary, Indiana 46404

(219) 213-2055

Application Deadline May 15, 2022

To be considered for this scholarship, the applicant must:

❖ Be a Resident of Northwest Indiana
❖ Be age 22 or under
❖ Have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5
❖ Be a Graduating High School Senior who will be attending college in the fall
❖ Be an Undergraduate College Student currently enrolled in a College, University or Voc-Tech School Training Program and will be continuing in the fall.
❖ Provide verification of community Service

Applicants must forward the following information to the Scholarship Awards Committee:

❖ An Official High School or College Transcript, or an Official Voc-Tech Training Program record of the last completed semester grades. Unofficial transcripts WILL NOT be accepted.
❖ For Graduating High School Seniors, a written verification letter of acceptance to a College/University.
❖ For Current College Students a verification of enrollment at your College/University.
❖ A letter showing evidence of your participation in a community service effort. This letter must be on the company’s letterhead.
❖ A minimum 500-word essay on one of following topics:
  1. As a millennial, you are considered a student that has been impacted by the pandemic. Explain how the pandemic has affected your educational future. What have you done to maintain your scholarly achievement?
  2. Discuss the ways you have positively impacted your community. Your response should reflect the mission of Women Organizing Women, Inc.
  3. In addition to education being one of many ways to obtain success in life, discuss three other key factors you feel are needed for you to succeed.
  4. Miss Indiana USA, A'Niyah Birdsong challenges us with an initiative to dare to disrupt, challenging the status quo and not being complacent with nos. At what point did you indentify that you are a disrupter and what did you learn in that experience about yourself or any take always from the experience?

Complete the attached scholarship application and mail it along with the application checklist to:

Emma Louise Donald Scholarship

ATTN: Scholarship Board/Committee

P.O. Box 4253 

Gary, Indiana 46404

Application Deadline May 15, 2022




* You must submit an official transcript with this application

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  • Max. file size: 49 MB.

**Please submit your application items in the following order:
1.Completed application
2.Community service letter
3.Completed essay
4.Verification of College acceptance/College Enrollment
5.Official College or High-School transcript