Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have announced nearly 200 scholarships to open up personal development opportunities for Avon Representatives and their families. This year’s program sees the Avon Foundation double its funding from $200,000 to over $400,000 to fuel learning opportunities.
The Global Scholarship Program is part of Avon’s global stand4her plan, which aims to improve the lives of 100 million women worldwide by breaking down the barriers holding women back. Each recipient receives a scholarship grant of $2,100 that they can use on tuition, school fees, accommodation and board, books or transportation.
The Scholarship initiative opens up learning opportunities with academic institutions, complementing Avon’s broader Academy training programs for its millions of Representatives across the world. Through the Avon Academy, the company delivers training in modules as diverse as skincare science and make-up trends to online marketing and sales techniques.
Launched in 2012, the program has provided nearly $1.5 million in financial support for over 600 Avon Representatives, their children and grandchildren, to support education and training. This year’s winners include Benedetta Giampietri, an Avon Representative from Italy who will be studying for a master’s degree, and Fernanda Silveira from Brazil.