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The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund exists to provide educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing post-secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development in order to support their career advancement and to help them become the role models, mentors and leaders of the future. 

There are three levels of scholarships/grants that are available in 2022. Download our flyer here to share.

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Information regarding the national scholarships is available on the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund website.  Questions regarding application process and requirements for these scholarships should be sent to Jill Miller, SBMEF Administrator, at webmail@abwa.org.

OUTRIGHT GRANT

The Outright Grant (ORG) Program offers junior level or higher college students a scholarship that helps to offset costs associated with their college tuition, books and fees.  The amount awarded for each ORG is $2,000.  ORGs awarded are nonrenewable. Only two (2) ORGs will be awarded per district.

Qualifications for an Outright Grant:

  • The applicant must be a female, U.S. citizen.
  • Both ABWA members and non-members may apply for ORG.
  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours.
  • The applicant must have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The applicant must be seeking a baccalaureate degree or higher.
  • The applicant must be attending an accredited U.S. college or university that offers at least a baccalaureate degree.
  • The applicant must provide an official transcripts, a biographical sketch and three (3) professional letters of reference dated within the same year as her application.
  • The applicant must complete the application process online, www.sbmef.org, by March 31, 2022.
  •  No applicant is guaranteed a scholarship.

If you are interested in applying for an Outright Grant, please complete the form below and follow all instructions that are sent in the follow-up email.  You will receive log in credentials for the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund website and all requirements will need to be uploaded to that website prior to March 31, 2022.  Scholarship checks must be cashed within six months of issuance.  Checks not deposited after six months will not be re-issued.  Checks are made payable to the scholarship recipient and their respective learning institution.

If you have any questions regarding the Outright Grant scholarship process, please email us at abwacccscholarship@gmail.com.

IMPACT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Impact Scholarship program provides an ABWA league the opportunity to award a scholarship based on parameters set by the league.  Crescent City Connections Express Network will award four (4) scholarships valued at $2,000 each in 2022.  In addition, scholarship winners will receive a one year student membership to the American Business Women’s Association.  Application requirements must be uploaded to the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund website by May 15, 2022.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Applications are reviewed by the SBMEF Trustees and voted upon.

Qualifications for an IMPACT Scholarship:

  • The applicant must be a female, Louisiana resident and U.S. citizen.
  • Both ABWA members and non-members may apply for ORG.
  • The applicant must have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The applicant must be seeking a baccalaureate degree or higher.
  • The applicant must have been accepted into or be attending an accredited U.S. college or university that offers at least a baccalaureate degree.
  • The applicant must provide an official transcripts, a biographical sketch and three (3) professional letters of reference dated within the same year as her application.
  • The applicant must complete the application process online, www.sbmef.org, by May 15, 2022.
  •  No applicant is guaranteed a scholarship.

If you are interested in applying for an Impact Scholarship, please complete the form below and follow all instructions that are sent in the follow-up email.  You will receive log in credentials for the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund website and all requirements will need to be uploaded to that website prior to May 15, 2022.  Scholarship checks must be cashed within six months of issuance.  Checks not deposited after six months will not be re-issued.  Checks are made payable to the scholarship recipient and their respective learning institution.

If you have any questions regarding the Impact scholarship process, please email us at abwacccscholarship@gmail.com.

Scholarship Interest Form

Complete this form to express interest in applying for a scholarship. Within 48 hours of completing the form, you will receive an email that contains your log in credentials for the SBMEF website. ALL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED TO THE SBMEF WEBSITE BY MAY 15, 2022. Your application is not completed until you have uploaded all of your requirements, using your log in information, on the SBMEF website.
Enter the email address where you would like for us to send your SBMEF login credentials.
If you would like to have a secondary person (like parent or grandparent) copied on correspondence, please enter their name here.
Enter your secondary contact person's phone number.
If you would like to have a secondary person receive copies of correspondence, enter their email address here.
Do you meet the criteria listed above for the IMPACT Scholarship?(Required)
Do you meet the criteria listed above for the OUTRIGHT GRANT?(Required)
Which scholarship(s) would you like to get more information on?(Required)
Explanation of the application process(Required)
Completion of this form DOES NOT constitute a completed application. Within 48 hours of receipt of this form, the ABWA CCCEN Scholarship Committee will send the applicant an email with login credentials for the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund website. The applicant must create an account and upload all requirements before May 15, 2022. Do you understand that completing this form is only the first step in the application process?
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If you are applying for both an IMPACT Scholarship and an OUTRIGHT GRANT, you will receive two sets of log in credentials. Are you going to apply for both the IMPACT Scholarship and the OUTRIGHT GRANT?

The Crescent City Connections Express Network would like to thank our 2022 Impact Scholarship sponsors.

       

 

Past Recipients of the ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network Scholarships

ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network has provided over $15,000 in SBMEF awards (includes the scholarship and 1-year student membership to ABWA) since 2017 (we’ve chartered in 2014). Here is a record of past recipients:

2017:
Madison Holmes – Impact Scholarship Recipient, $1000
Madison Hannan – Outright Grant Recipient, $2000

2018:
Brenna D’Aunoy – Outright Grant Recipient, $2000

2019: Scholarships sponsored by Microsoft Corporation
Paris Price – Outright Grant Recipient, $2000
Jennifer Heard – Outright Grant Recipient, $2000
Marcela Hincapie – Outright Grant Recipient, $2000
Tia Carter – Outright Grant Recipient, $2000

2020: Scholarships sponsored  by Microsoft Corporation

Grace Traina – Impact Scholarship Recipient, $2000

Katherine Corcoran – Impact Scholarship Recipient, $2000

Natalie Bousegard – Impact Scholarship Recipient, $1000

2021: Scholarships sponsored  by Microsoft Corporation
Theresa Nguyen – Impact Scholarship Recipient, $2000
Brittany Barras – Impact Scholarship Recipient, $2000
Cheryl Scaglione – Impact Scholarship Recipient, $1000

 

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