Women In Defense Florida Chapter Awards Scholarships.

Women In Defense's Central Florida Chapter recently awarded eight scholarships. Awards ranged from $500 to $1,500 for high-performing women pursuing careers either in national security or a STEM-related field.

An award ceremony slated for April at the Orlando Science Center was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. An online presentation was held in May featuring University of Central Florida Women's Basketball Coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson as its guest speaker.

The organization established its scholarship program to encourage women in Florida to pursue careers in national security to help protect and defend the United States. Women In Defense is an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association.


Kate Aldinger

Major: Health Science and Biology

Accepted: University of Florida

Graduated: Timber Creek High School

Kiana Hemingway

Major: Computer Engineering

Accepted: University of Central Florida

Graduated: Winter Park High School

Idil Kilic

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Accepted: University of Central Florida

Graduated: Lake Mary High School

Sarah Napoli

Major: Human Factors Psychology

Accepted: Embry-Riddle

Aeronautical University

Graduated: Timber Creek High...

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