2022 Scholarship Opportunities

Pathfinder is offering two scholarships this year (2022)!! 

First is one (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 2022 and have been accepted at an accredited college or university.

Eligibility criteria for this scholarship:

• 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.

In addition, Pathfinder Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) is offering the Polly Olson Memorial Scholarship to a qualified female student for the 2022-2023 academic year. 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 counties of Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa and San Joaquin 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 2022. 

Eligibility criteria for the Polly Olson Memorial Scholarship: 

• Must be female
• Must be citizens of the United States and reside in one of the sunounding 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 either of these scholarships must contact the Pathfinder Chapter Professional Development Chair. Please contact: Debbie Derham: at email:debbie@summit-tax.com or phone: (209)966-5344.   Or Sally Pierce: at email abwa.sally@yahoo.com or phone: (408) 832-0346

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.

All applications must be received and completed online by May 10, 2022.

 

2021 Scholarship Presentations

Pathfinder Chapter was pleased to award our 2 Impact Scholarships to two deserving students in a Saturday morning “coffee clache” on July 31, 2021.

Scholarship #1:

The $2000 Impact Scholarship was awarded to Jenna Houle from Sunnyvale. Jenna will be attending Massachu-setts Institute of Technology (MIT), planning to major in bio-logical engineering, with a concentration in immunolological engineering and a minor in computer science. Jenna is a member of the am a member of the 49ers STEM Leader-ship Institute (SLI) having spent more than 2000 hours and a leadership role in the program. Driven and focused! Well deserved, Jenna. Enjoy your educational experience in Boston and wherever your advanced degree programs take you!

Scholarship #2 - Polly Olson Memorial Scholarship:

The $1000 Polly Olson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Shannon Ly of Union City. Shannon will be starting her college studies at Chabot College in Hayward. Her interests are in the biological sciences and biomedical engineering. After 1 year at Chabot, Shannon plans to transfer to a UC university and continue to learn about medical technology and how it can advance medicine in the future.
We know Shannon will continue to excel in her studies and graduate programs, and be successful in all she does. Congratulations, Shannon!



 

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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