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Scholarships are Now Available!




  • Woman student and a U.S. citizen
  • Meet age requirements for specific scholarship or grant
  • A resident of Washington State for two or more years
  • Officially accepted into a program or course of study at an accredited school in Washington State
  • Enrolled in an “online” accredited program accepted by Washington State Education institutions
  • Demonstrate scholastic ability
  • Be in need of financial assistance
  • Submit an official transcript of grades (copy accepted)



A completed application must be submitted for each scholarship category for which you wish to apply.


  •  Mature Woman Educational Scholarship ($1,000)-- Scholarships offered to women age 35 + (by March 15) for retraining or continuing education.
  • Single Parent Scholarship ($1.000)-- offered to a single woman, any age, planning to return to school or to continue her education beyond the high school level.  She must have one or more dependent children, under 18 years of age, living at home.
  • BPW/WA Past President Memorial ($500) awarded to a woman age 35 + (by March 15) in memory of one or more past presidents of Washington State Business and Professional Women.
  • SAFECO/BPW Scholarship ($500) awarded to a woman who is in a Masters or Doctoral degree program.  Funds are from dividends of a SAFECO grant.  
  •  Lulu Fairbanks Memorial Scholarship ($500)-- a scholarship offered to a woman who plans a career in journalism or related career, in memory of the first State BPW President, Lulu Fairbanks.
  •  BPW/WA Member scholarship (up to $500) awarded to a current Washington State BPW member who is in need of funds to attend an educational program to enhance career or potential advancement opportunity.

DESIGNATED FUNDS (funds donated by a BPW Local, District, or an individual)  A completed application must be submitted for each scholarship category for which you wish to apply.

  • Totem BPW Scholarship (Given in honor of Dorothy Carver) - ($1,500) Woman majoring in Business Administration or Political Science at a 4-yr. College or university in the Puget Sound area.

  • North Central Washington (Wenatchee/Quincy BPW; Ann Banko Memorial) – ($500) Offered to a woman 30 years of age or older living in the north central region of Washington State who wishes to continue her education beyond high school level. 

  • Southwest Seattle BPW (Eileen Henry Scholarship) - $500 Offered to a mature woman in South King County wishing to continue her higher education.

  • Greater Everett BPW Mature Woman Scholarship - $500 Offered to a mature woman in Snohomish County wishing to continue her higher education.

Download Complete Application

Make a Difference

Donate to BPW/WA Foundation

When you support Business and Professional Women's (BPW/WA) Foundation, you support a powerful research and education institution that is working to empower women to reach their full potential and to work with employers to create successful workplaces. Your tax-deductible contributions helps BPW/WA Foundation develop resources, research and programming on issues affecting women in the workplace and provide financial assistance for women to further their educations.

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WSBPW FOUNDATION IS RECOGNIZED AS A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION, 501 (C) (3), and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Other contributions:

  • Employer matching
  • Bequest/Planned giving 
  • Member Training Grant Fund
  • BPW/WA Speaker/Workshop Fund


Please send all contributions to:

Washington State BPW Foundation

Virginia Murphy, Treasurer

P O Box 631

Chelan, WA 98816-0631




Local Scholarships also available

Eastside BPW has 2 Scholarship's Available:

1 Highschool Senior and 1 Mature Woman. Download applications below.

Download Highschool App

Download Mature Woman App