Scholarship

Soaring Eagles Chapter

American Business Women’s Association Offers $2000 in Impact Scholarship
Escondido, CA- Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is funding an 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 San Diego County, California; (2) will be college Freshman, or Sophomore in Aug. 2017; (3) are attending or have been accepted at an accredited U. S. college or university authorized to confer degrees at least at the baccalaureate level or higher; and(4) have achieved a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. To apply, interested parties should send name and email address to:

Soaring Eagles Chapter
Suzanne Southwell suzannesouthwell@sbcglobal.net

Trustees of SBMEF serve as the selection board for this scholarship. Applications must be completed by March 31, 2017 at www.sbmef.org. The first ten (10) completed eligible applications will be forwarded to the Trustees for review. A minimum three (3) eligible applications must be received to make the award. The winner will be notified in May. This 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.

Background
Soaring Eagles Chapter of ABWA is part of a national network of businesswomen. Founded in 1949, ABWA is an 11,000 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 sixty years to women’s education and provided workplace skills and career development training for more than 570,000 members over the years.

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. More information about ABWA can be found at www.abwa.org. The Soaring Eagles Chapter meets on the 1st Thursday at 6 PM at the Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos, Ca.