The Professional Women of St. Tammany holds several annual events to empower our members, raise funds to support our scholarship recipients, to be distributed to deserving nonprofits in our community. These events take dedication and planning, all lovingly executed by board members and committees who volunteer their time for the chosen event. Each event supports our community and raises awareness of the Professional Women of St. Tammany and its deserving recipients throughout the year.
An annual luncheon honoring local women who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business and personal lives. This award recognizes deserving St. Tammany Parish women who excel in their profession and who contribute to our Parish’s present success and future development. The community is asked for nominations and a committee reviews and selects the winners.
Each year PWST hosts a retreat for members and guests to network. The retreat offers an educational and empowerment experience where members can flourish. It’s a fun filled day of seminars, local shops, prizes, lunch and more! Sponsorships help support the efforts, and media abounds for lots of local PR. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund and help us support local organizations.
Professional Women of St. Tammany strives to empower women in our community in many ways, but we are most proud of the number and amount of scholarships that we have awarded to deserving women since 2009. We award scholarships to deserving women in St. Tammany Parish who seek to further their education. While financial needs are an important factor in our evaluations, our scholarship committee also looks for women who have pushed through challenges, distinguished themselves by their actions, or otherwise found ways to be a positive force in their own right. Grades as well as activities and accomplishments are considered. The significant talents and hours given by our members and our sponsors to make these education scholarship dollars available is our organization’s small way of recognizing the extraordinary females among us and helping them reach better tomorrows through education.
“I wanted to send much appreciation to the ladies who made it possible for me to focus on my studies instead of the stress of financial burdens. Thank you for supporting my goals and fostering my dreams of being a nurse!”
“I am in my third year of pharmacy school at the University of Louisiana at Monroe while currently maintaining a 4.0 GPA. I have been fortunate enough to be a two-time recipient of the Professional Women of St. Tammany scholarship.”
“The Professional Women of St. Tammany Scholarship has allowed me to pursue my goals without the burden of financial stress, and for that I will be forever thankful!”
“Being a scholarship winner with the Professional Women of St. Tammany is a huge honor and responsibility to encourage other women to live up to their full potential as well. I am eternally grateful to the organization!”
“In addition to providing financial support, it also instilled in me a sense of community and confidence knowing that I was among such an impressive group of women that represent our great parish.”