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ABWA Scholarship, Deadline: Jun 1, 2010

Deadline: June 1,2010
Contact: Anita Kirkland:

WORKING WOMEN EXPRESS NETWORK¬†of the American Business Women’s Association Announces Second Special Scholarship

The WORKING WOMEN EXPRESS NETWORK of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is funding a second special scholarship through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $2000.

In order to be eligible for scholarship consideration, candidates must be women who:

  1. Are citizens of the United States and residents of North Okaloosa County, FL
  2. Will be college Sophomore or Junior level in Aug. 2010
  3. Are attending or have been accepted at an accredited college or university authorized to confer at least a baccalaureate degree
  4. Have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 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:

Anita Kirkland:

Trustees of SBMEF serve as the selection board for this scholarship. The first ten completed eligible applications will be forwarded to the Trustees for review. A minimum of three (3) eligible applications is required to make the award. The winner will be notified in July. Each one-time 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.

WORKING WOMEN EXPRESS Network of ABWA is part of a national network of businesswomen. Founded in 1949, ABWA is a 17,000 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. ABWA has dedicated more than half a century to women’s education and provided workplace skills and career development training for more than 565,000 members.

SBMEF is a charitable trust and public foundation. It has the same tax status as public schools, churches and community funds. The Fund is listed in the IRS “Cumulative List of Organizations” described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 – revised Oct. 31, 1974.