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Greater Oakland Charter Chapter

Scholarships and Member Education

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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.

Over $55,000 has been awarded since 2000.

Applications are closed for 2023 Outright Grant. 

Grant applicants must be college juniors, seniors or graduate level students in the fall of 2023. 

The deadline for applications including official transcripts and three

current letters of reference is May 15th of each year.  

Eligible local women who apply for a scholarship or grant must meet the guidelines described below.  

National Scholarships 

National scholarships are available through the Stephen Bufton

Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF).

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Enhance your business acumen in the Apex Campus, our exclusive online learning portal – including GEMBA Academy’s Six Sigma and School of Lean.  And, save thousands of dollars on discounted courses, business products, and services!

  • Learn and stay in touch with members across the U.S. on the ABWA Community Connections website.

  • Grow your professional network by attending ABWA’s National Women’s Leadership Conference.

  • Stay current on business concepts with your complimentary subscription to ABWA’s Achieve Newsletters.


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.


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