Every woman has a different life journey as a friend, a wife, a mother, a college graduate, a business owner, a soldier, a stay-at-home caretaker, a multitasker extraordinaire…the list goes on and on. Needs change along the way but what remains constant is the need for financial stability, confidence, education, and sometimes, assistance.
That’s where the Royal Neighbors Foundation comes in. From the beginning, we have recognized women’s ability to juggle it all while maintaining a strong foundation of financial knowledge. But we all encounter questions and bumps in the road along our journey. The Foundation’s programs have always been designed to assist with these financial issues.
Financial education comes in many forms. One way is through financial seminars. Making budgets, learning new ways to save, and asking questions help get a handle on finances to set and meet life’s goals.
You can watch recorded versions of our financial webinars in the Online Workshops section of our site.
It’s no secret that the cost of higher education continues to rise. With a vision of Building Women’s Futures Through Financial EducationSM, the Foundation believes in providing financial support to individuals who have goals for which further education is necessary.
For example, our Heroes at Home Scholarship Program awarded eight outstanding female veterans scholarships valued at $2,500 each. They were selected based on their leadership and personal contributions to helping their neighbors and local communities.
In addition, more than 260 traditional and non-traditional students received over $327,000 to use while earning a degree of their choice through the Foundation. In 2017 our Build Your WorthSM Scholarship Program awarded five grants of $1,000 each to females who are studying insurance and/or finance.
The grant is designed to empower women to continue to build on their financial value as they expand an existing small business or create a start-up with less than five employees. One recipient is selected to receive a $10,000 grant annually. Recipients then pay it forward by sharing the lessons they learn with future grant recipients.
"I love to feed people! Being able to wake up every day and do something you love is such a blessing." — Jennifer Ewert, baker, 2016 Know Your worth grant recipient