Greater Oakland Charter Chapter

Scholarships and Member Education

Scholarships for local women offered by the

Greater Oakland Charter Chapter

The Greater Oakland Charter Chapter offers scholarship opportunities annually through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational fund.

In 2020, one $2,000 Impact Scholarship was awarded.

Over $55,000 has been awarded since 2000.

Scholarship applications are being accepted for 2021.

The deadline for applications including official transcripts and three

current letters of reference is May 15th of each year

Eligible local women may apply for a 2021 scholarship by submitting an application using the guidelines for local scholarships described below.  


National Scholarships 

National scholarships are available through the Stephen Bufton

Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF).

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Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can donate to the national scholarship fund:

Via US Mail

Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund
c/o American Business Women's Association
P.O. Box 4757
Overland Park KS 66204-0757


Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.


Greater Oakland Charter Chapter



The American Business    Women's  Association (ABWA) offers women and men opportunities for professional development and personal growth. Learn and practice new skills in leadership, organization, delegation, team-building, and delivering presentations. 

Complete online training to enhance yourself and your career. Meet new friends and cultivate supportive, long-lasting relationships.

Chapter meetings are held:

Date: Monthly, 3rd Tuesday 

Time: 6:00 pm - Networking

          6:15  pm - Welcome

          6:30 pm - Program

          7:15  pm - Meeting & Dinner 


Meetings may be in-person or virtual. 


In person meetings are held at a local venue and include dinner. Attendees are responsible for the cost of their own food and drink. Reservation required. 


Virtual meetings are held using Zoom and include a $5 Zoom fee. 

Pre-payment required. 


Visit our Events page for details, cost, fliers, and to register.

Contact: Membership Chair


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Greater Oakland Charter Chapter 2000-2020


Not in our area? ABWA has chapters all over the United States. You may also join as a National Member.

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