Sea Smart School founder
Grant Recipient

April 16, 2021

April 2021 “Sustainability” Business Specific Grant Awarded to Sea Smart School

Sea Smart School

Woman Entrepreneur:
Dr. Elaine Leung

Congratulations to Elaine Leung, Founder of Sea Smart School for being the WomensNet $5,000 April Business Specific Grant recipient in the category of “Sustainability.”

Dr. Leung’s project, Sea Smart, inspires and empowers kids to love and protect the oceans through fun, hands-on summer camps at the beach, school workshops, and online programs.

WomensNet Business Specific Grant will help Dr. Leung build an online MBIT program that will teach girls about marine science and research and connect them to female role models in marine STEM fields. “The funding will go towards supporting the salary of our educator. Our educator will gain valuable skills in curriculum development and further build their knowledge of STEM. This educator will also hone their communication and teaching skills, which will help boost their future employability.”

Reminder that the category of the $5,000 Business Specific Grant in May is “Mental and Emotional Support”. If you applied for an Amber Grant in 2021 and your business is related to mental and emotional support, you’re eligible to win the $5,000. If you’re going to apply in May, you’re eligible to win both the $10,000 Amber Grant as well as the $5,000 Business Specific Grant.

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“Every month, WomensNet awards three $10,000 Amber Grants to women-owned businesses. At the end of each year, monthly grant winners are eligible to receive one of three $25,000 annual grants.”


“Launched 20 years ago this grant honors the memory of a young woman who wanted to be an entrepreneur but died at age 19 before she could achieve her goal.”


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“This organization offers monthly grants of up to $10,000 to support female entrepreneurs starting businesses. Those who qualify for these grants are also in the running for a yearly $25,000 grant.”