Women in Business - Fall 2017 - 17
By LeIGH eLMORe
T h i s y e A r' s s c h o l A r s h i p r e c i p i e n T s
early in its history, the American Business Women's
women who are u.S. citizens, attending a licensed,
Association took a leading role to ensure that women
accredited or state approved institution. Since its
would have access to a college education and other
inception, more than 17 million scholarship dollars
professional development opportunities that would
has been awarded to 17,000 plus women.
support them in achieving their best selves.
In the 2016-2017 Award year (SBMeF's fiscal year),
And in 1953, the Stephen Bufton Memorial
a total of $141, 621.50 was awarded to 99 women.
educational Fund (SBMeF) was founded. Today,
This year's scholarship recipients are listed in the
SBMeF is considered one of the most highly
respected scholarship programs exclusively for
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