Mija, Power Up! Scholarship Program in partner with El Paso Electric

Mija, Power Up! Scholarship Program

This past August The Mija Project awarded 12 deserving women and girls in the El Paso and Las Cruces area with our organizations very first “Mija, Power up!” scholarships.

Mija, Yes You Can ® along with other nonprofit organizations in the community were awarded grants by El Paso Electric.

El Paso Electric actively participates in the community by supporting a diverse mix of civic and charitable programs through its Community Partner Program.

Through the “Graduating Mija”, “Collegiate Mija”, and “Rising Mija” funding is available to both high school students and students who are currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year colleges/universities.

“Pandemic or no pandemic a lot of people need support,” Alba Cook, Mija, Yes You Can® scholarships committee chair said. “In many communities it’s women that are supporting their kids, it’s women that are supporting their spouses, supporting communities, so as an organization I think we want to be supporting those women. We want to be supporting their dreams, their goals and their aspirations.”

Take a look at the amazing Mijas who became our 2021 “Mija, Power Up!” Scholarship recipients:

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