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Kudos to ZC of Concord

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Hello ladies.
You never know where inspiration will strike.

As the ZC of Concord's YWPA Committee reviewed applications, they realized that their members could fill another need within the community.  One of the applicants was a young women from Nepal who had spent 17 years in a refugee camp before immigrating to the US two years ago.  During that time she has become proficient in English and received consistently high grades.  Her essay included information about the status of women in Nepal and the role that education plays in forging a better life.
In conjunction with the club's Service Committee, and with the approval of its members, the club decided to award a New American Merit Scholarship to this young woman.  Not only that, the club voted to offer this scholarship next year.  A committee will develop selection criteria for this award and an appropriate name.

Kudos to Concord Zontians for not only discovering a need, but for working together to make a difference.  A great team effort!

Let's all be inspired by those around us,
Mary Ann