El Paso Electric grants ‘Mija, Yes You Can’ first scholarship grant

Friday morning, Mija, Yes You Can officials announced their team up with El Paso Electric for its first grant “Mija, Power up! Scholarship program.”

“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.”

Six different scholarships will be awarded to a deserving Mija who is striving achieve their dreams in higher education or in their careers.

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.

The Mija, Yes You Can nonprofit is also looking to help women outside of school who are looking for professional development or running business startups and is seeking additional funding.

Women and girls in the El Paso County and Las Cruces area are invited to apply. Interested applicants may do so via this link.

Questions can be directed to the Scholarships committee of Mija, Yes You Can® at [email protected].

All applications must be submitted by June 15th, 2021 before 11:59 pm.