Al-Lu-We Chapter has presented over $70,000 in scholarships to local women since 1981. We hold fundraisers to raise the money we need to support these scholarships. Chapter members recommend potential students who desire scholarships. The final recipients are selected by a vote of the chapter members.

Would you like to apply for a chapter scholarship or know someone who would?”. You can download the chapter application here.

Scholarship Application


One of the most valuable national benefits of membership in ABWA is the opportunity for members and local ABWA groups to participate in the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF). With such programs available as Business Skills Tuition Reimbursement, Outright Grants, and national scholarships, a variety of options are available in support of members’ eduation and professional development.

To qualify for a national scholarship, such as SBMEF, the chapter must meet the criteria specified annually by the national organization Al-Lu-We members vote to select an outstanding student annually, if possible, to receive the $2,000 scholarship. According to IRS regulations, chapter members cannot receive local scholarships from our chapter funds, however, they can receive the prestigious SBMEF scholarship.