The CFIBWC Mission
To provide educational, cultural, social and recreational programs in the
Central Florida area to enhance their quality of life.
Announcement: Recipients of the 2021 Corine V. Wilson Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded by the Central Florida International Black Women’s Congress. It honors the legacy of Corine V. Wilson, educator, humanitarian, visionary and past President and the founder of the Central Florida International Black Women’s Congress, Inc. The scholarship furthers the mission of the organization to enhance the quality of life of minority youth and women of all ages in Central Florida through educational, cultural, social and recreational programs
Scholarship Winner: Xaria AuthurMs. Authur is a 2021 International Baccalaureate Program Summa cum Laude graduate of University High School with a standing of 26 in her class of 600 students. She was President of the National English Honor Society and member of the National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society. She has been recognized for her musical performance as a soprano in both state and national competitions. Ms. Authur has held offices in a number of student organizations including Black Leaders of Tomorrow, Women’s Health Club and Black Student Union. She is the recipient of the Seal of Biliteracy, the AKA Petals of Hope Scholarship and Retired Educators Foundation of Orange Scholarship. She has exemplary community service focusing on the importance of education for girls both in the US and internationally (Get Girls Educated), environmental quality (Clean the World) and has used her extraordinary singing voice to bring joy to children and their families (Give Kids the World) and residents in nursing homes. She has worked as an intern in a digital media company and plans to major in journalism at the University of Florida.