Soaring Eagles Chapter
American Business Women’s Association
Offers a $1000 Impact (CTE) Scholarship

Escondido, CA- Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is funding an Impact (CTE) 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 $1,000.

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 first or second year students in Aug. 2019; (3) are attending or will be attending an accredited Vocational, Career or Technical (CTE) school authorized to confer certificates in multiple career fields; 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

Trustees of SBMEF serve as the selection board for this scholarship. Applications must be completed by May 15, 2019 at 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 July. 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.


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

The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund is a 501(c) 3 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. The Soaring Eagles is a chartered chapter of the American Business Women’s Association , established in 1998. It’s a place to connect, learn and grow. The Chapter meets on the 1st Thursday at 6 PM at the Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos.

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2018 ABWA Scholarship winner

Emma Cameron enjoyed four very busy years at San Pasqual HS
with Math, which she excelled at, and receiving numerous awards
of recognition for Varsity Volleyball, Basketball and Track teams. During
that time, Emma was a high academic achiever as well. She always
loved Math and grew to love cars, while working alongside her Dad
on many weekends. Today, Emma is ready to begin her College
Career majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She hopes to work in
the automotive industry either in design or testing.
Congratulations, Emma! The ABWA Soaring Eagles are so pleased
to be playing a part in your certain academic success.