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ABWA News Release: 1/27/2021

February 1, 2021
Contact: Sharon L. Smith, Palm Desert Chapter, 760-360-3476, email:

The Trendsetter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association
Offers a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00

The Trendsetter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is offering a scholarship worth $1,000 funded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund to a deserving area student.
Each year, local chapters of ABWA provide Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarships (SBMEF) to female students who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges, universities and community/vocational schools. Applicants must be citizens of the United States; residents of either Coachella Valley or Imperial Valley, attending any community college or any Technical//Vocational college/school in Riverside or Imperial Counties in August 2021. A GPA of (2.5- 4.0) or higher is required. Eligible women interested in applying for the scholarship should contact:
Sharon L. Smith,
Trendsetter Chapter, Palm Desert, CA
Phone: 760-360-3476
Applications must be completed by May 15, 2021. A minimum of three (3) eligible completed applications are required in order for the scholarship to be awarded. The scholarship recipient(s) will be notified in July 2021.
SBMEF, ABWA’s national educational fund, is one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship funds in the country. For over 60 years, ABWA has helped women achieve their business and professional success through educational scholarships. Since its inception, more than 17,000 women nationwide have been awarded more than 17 million dollars in scholarships.
The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund is a 501 (c) 3 charitable trust and public foundation. It has the same tax status as public schools, churches and community funds. The fund is listed in the U.S. Internal Revenue Service “Cumulative List of Organizations” described in Section 170(c) of the IRS code of 1954 – revised Oct. 31, 1974.
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