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February 26, 2013 > Impact Scholarship offered by business women

Impact Scholarship offered by business women

Submitted By Karen Nickell

Pathfinder Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is funding one impact scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). The field of study is not specified and the scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2,000.

In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates must be women who: (1) are citizens of the United States and residents of Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa or San Joaquin Counties; (2) will be college first or second year level in August 2013; (3) are attending or have been accepted at a licensed, accredited U.S. college or university, with a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. The application will be completed online and requires a biographical sketch, three (3) professional letters of reference and an official transcript.

To apply, interested, eligible women should send name and email address to: Barbara Wogsland at

Trustees of SBMEF serve as the selection board for the scholarship. Applications must be completed by May 15 at The winner will be notified in May. The scholarship is not renewable. A check will be issued jointly to the educational institution and the recipient. Funds are limited to tuition, books and fees.

Pathfinder chapter of ABWA is part of a national network of businesswomen. Founded in 1949, ABWA is a 15,000 member strong association with chapters and Express Networks nationwide, providing business skills, training and networking opportunities for women of diverse occupations to enhance career advancement and personal development.

SBMEF, ABWA's national educational fund is one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship funds in the country. For 60 years ABWA has helped women achieve their business and professional success through educational scholarships. Since its inception more than 16,000 women nationwide have been awarded more than 17 million dollars in scholarships.

To obtain an application for the scholarship, send name and email address to: Barbara Wogsland at

More information on ABWA can be found at:

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