The broadest mission of the Eva Foundation is to support the physical, social, moral, intellectual, creative, spiritual, psychological and emotional growth of motivated girls age 11 through 18 who have a demonstrable financial need. Girls in teenage years face a difficult range of cultural and physical imperatives. Their bodies, attitudes, friendships and social roles are changing. Many girls find themselves withdrawing from creative pursuits or assertive behavior as they reach puberty due to social pressures. The Foundation, with its awards that support the expression of girl’s inner selves in a social, artistic or intellectual context, hopes to address this issue for some girls.