The Shard Financial Women of Advancement Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a woman who is looking to advance her professional career. The Swoish Soil Services Woman of Advancement Scholarship selects two (2) recipients for a $500 Scholarship respectively. Scholarship candidates should have a minimum of 5 years in the workforce and be going to school for either their Bachelors Degree or higher at an accredited college or university. Applicants do NOT have to be clients of Shard Financial Services, Inc. All applications are due by January 31, 2015. No exceptions! The Shard Financial Women of Advancement Scholarship will be awarded on March 5, 2015 at the Shard Financial BackPack Night Fundraiser for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan’ at 6 p.m. at the Gateway Centre Holiday Inn in Flint. Scholarship recipients are required to attend. Applicants will need to provide documentation of which loans or grants they are receiving for their tuition. Those who qualify for Pell Grants in the full amount of their schooling are not being considered at this time. All scholarship money will be paid directly to the college or university once the scholarship recipient submits her school tuition bill to Shard Financial Services, Inc. for the Fall 2015 semester.