2021 Scholarship Information

Pathfinder Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is offering two scholarships to qualified female students for the 2021-2022 academic year. All applications must be received and completed online by May 14, 2021.

Scholarship #1:

Pathfinder is offering (1) $2,000 scholarship to a deserving female student attending an accredited college or university authorized to confer baccalaureate degrees within the United States.  The field of study is open and not specified. Those applying will be first or second year students in August 2021 and have been accepted at an accredited college or university.

Eligibility criteria for all applicants:

  • Must be female
  • Must be citizens of the United States and reside in Alameda, Santa Clara, Contra Costa, East Contra Costa, San Mateo or San Joaquin Counties in California
  • Must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship #2 - Polly Olson Memorial Scholarship:

Pathfinder is offering one (1) $1,000 scholarship to a deserving female student attending an accredited, licensed or state approved technical, vocational or community college within the six San Francisco Bay area counties in California.  The field of study is open and not specified. Those applying must be a high school graduate, or GED equivalent, or women re-entering the educational system. The applicant must be accepted for enrollment in the fall of 2021.  

Eligibility criteria for all applicants:

  • Must be female
  • Must be citizens of the United States and reside in one of the surrounding Bay Area counties in California
  • Must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale.


Eligible women interested in applying for these scholarships must contact the Pathfinder Chapter Professional Development Chair, Debbie Derham by email debbie@summit-tax.com or by phone: (209)966-5344.

To be considered, all applications must be completed online by May 14, 2021.

SBMEF, ABWA’s national educational fund, is one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship funds in the country.  The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund is a        501(c)3 charitable trust and public foundation.

The National Officers and Trustees of the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF) serve as the selection board for the scholarship. 

 

2020 Scholarship Recipients

 

Sanjana Bhanvadia ($2,000 Impact Scholarship)

Sanjana is a student with many talents. She has taken rigorous classes to achieve not only a 4.53 GPA and Top Scholar Award (4.0 and higher GPA for 3 consecutive trimesters) all four years, but knowledge and leadership skills that form the building blocks of a successful career.

Sanjana plans to pursue a degree in marketing and communications, with the goal of becoming a public relations and fundraising manager. She will be attending UC Davis in the fall to start her studies.

Congratulations, Sanjana!

 Click here to see Sanjana's Testimonial

 

 

Claire Wiedenfeld ($1,000 Polly Olson Memorial Scholarship)

Claire earned a cumulative 4.0 GPA at Granada High School, as well as Principal's Honor Roll all four years. During her senior year, she explored her interests in the medical field and received acceptance into the Regional Occupational Program focused on Medical Occupations. While in this program, she maintained a 4.0 GPA and accumulated 180 clinical hours towards college credits.

Claire will begin her studies at Las Positas College to earn an Associate in Science degree for Public Health Science. She will transfer to a university with a nursing program to earn her BSN. Claire plans to
continue her education towards her Masters of Science in Nursing, as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Congratulations, Claire!

Click here to see Claire's Testimonial

 

 

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