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ABWA offers impact scholarships worth $2,000

Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017

The Forks of the Wabash chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is offering four scholarships worth $2,000 funded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund to deserving area female students.

Each year, local chapters of ABWA provide Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarships (SBMEF) to female students who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges, universities and community/vocational schools. Applicants must be citizens of the United States; residents of Huntington County; entering high school graduating seniors, college freshman, sophomore, etc., in August 2017, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligible women interested in applying for the scholarship should contact: Angela Smith, professional development chair, Forks of the Wabash Chapter, 3543W 900N, Huntington, IN 46750 or email

Applications must be completed by March 31, 2017 at A minimum of three eligible completed applications are required in order for the scholarship to be awarded. The scholarship recipient(s) will be notified in May 2017. 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 16,000 women nationwide have been awarded more than 17 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 U.S. Internal Revenue Service “Cumulative List of Organizations” described in Section 170(c) of the IRS code of 1954 – revised Oct. 31, 1974.