Women In Defense Michigan established the HORIZONS-Michigan Scholarship in 2009 to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States, and to provide development opportunities to women already working in these fields.
To date over $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded.
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In a report issued by the White House titled "Women in America" chronicles the strides women have made in education and the workplace.
Women and Education
When it comes to educational achievement, in particular, during the last few decades, women have made huge strides. This holds true across racial and ethnic groups, and, in some cases, the educational achievements of women have significantly outpaced those of men over the last 40 years.
- Over the years, we’ve seen a huge surge in the number of women who have paved careers for themselves and embarked upon that institute of higher learning known as college. The percentage of women ages 25-34 with at least a college degree has more than tripled since 1968, and women earned about 57 percent of all college degrees given in 2007-2008.
- In 2008, women accounted for 59 percent of graduate school enrollment.
- When it comes to doctoral degrees, the tables have completely turned in the past decade alone. In 1998, more doctoral degrees were conferred to men than to women. A decade later, it’s the opposite.
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