WASHINGTON STATE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S
Educational scholarships 2019-2020
WOMAN STUDENT AND A US CITIZEN
- Meet age requirements for specific scholarship or grant (if any).
- A resident of Washington State for one or more years, except applicant for Military scholarship.
- Officially accepted into a program or course of study of an accredited school in Washington State or enrolled in an “online” accredited program accepted as a Washington State Education institution.
- Demonstrate scholastic ability.
- Be in need of financial assistance.
- Submit a copy of official transcript of grades.
- Complete all pages of the application form and include all required additional documentation
FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:
A completed application and documents must be submitted for each scholarship category you are applying for:
Mature Woman Educational Scholarship ($1,000.00)
Scholarships offered to women age 30+ (by March 15) for retraining or continuing education.
Single Parent Scholarship ($1,000.00)
Offered to a single woman, any age, planning to return to school or to continue her education beyond the high school level. She must have one or more dependent children, under 18 years of age, living at home.
BPW/WA Past President Memorial Scholarship ($1,000.00)
Warded to a woman age 30+ (by March 15) in memory of one or more past presidents of Washington State Business and Professional Women.
Lulu Fairbanks Memorial Scholarship ($500.00)
A scholarship offered to a woman (any age) who plans a career in journalism, communications or related career, in memory of the first Washington State BPW President, Lulu Fairbanks.
BPW/WA Member Scholarship (up to $1,000.00)
Awarded to a current member of Washington State Business and Professional Women who is in need of funds to attend an educational program to enhance career or potential advancement opportunity.
DESIGNATED FUNDS SCHOLARSHIPS
(Funds donated by a local organization, a business or an individual, most with additional criteria.)
SouthWest Seattle BPW (Eileen Henry Memorial Scholarship ($500.00)
Offered to a mature woman in South King County wishing to continue her higher education.
Margaret Way Scholarship $500.00)
Offered to a woman, age 30+, living and planning to attend an accredited school in Greater Puget Sound area. No restrictions on major of study. Preference will be given to returning students.
Diane Lam Minority Woman Veteran Scholarship ($1,000.00)
Offered to a minority woman veteran re-entering school for skills to land or get back to the job market. Proof of minority and veteran status required.
Business and Professional Women (BPW/WA) Woman Military Scholarship $500.00)
Offered to a female member of the Armed Forces or Honorably Discharged Veteran, 18 years of age or older, attending any accredited school in the State of Washington. No restrictions on major of study. Proof of military status (current or discharge) required.
Emerald City BPW Foundation Scholarship ($1,000.00)
Offered to a woman living in the Greater Puget Sound area (King, Kitsap, Pierce or Snohomish Counties) with the following criteria: She will be entering, or continuing, a curriculum at an accredited school, in the field of study that will advance her career goals; be in need of assistance; have demonstrated a high scholastic ability.
Patrick Healy and Bobbie Healy Scholarship ($1,000.00)
A scholarship offered to a woman, living and planning to attend an accredited school in the State of Washington, for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) whose goal is to work in the research field of either cancer or heart disease.
Joyce Kelly Memorial Scholarship ($1,000.00)
A scholarship offered to a woman, aged 30+, living in Puget Sound area (Snohomish, King, Pierce, Kitsap and Island Counties) and planning to attend an accredited school in Washington in a course of study of Horticulture or Business Administration.