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SBMEF, ABWA’s national educational fund, is one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship funds in the country. For 60 years, ABWA has helped women achieve their business and professional success through educational scholarships.  Since its inception, more than 16,000 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.

More information on the IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for 2017 will be announced. 

Refer to the Business Skills Reimbursement Opportunities available now for continuing education.  

Julie Purdie, Education Chair
Lakeland Downtown Chapter
Julie.purdie@palpolk.com 863-647-5625