Opportunity for College Students

The Kansas City Express Network Chapter is proud to participate in the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF), one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship programs for women in the country.

Scholarship Amount
Our ABWA District awards three $2,000 grants to deserving female students to use toward their tuition, books and fees. The ABWA KCEN Chapter will select one applicant to submit for consideration.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Female U.S. citizen who has completed a minimum of 60 credit hours by June 2018
  • Candidate must be seeking a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Attending a college or university that is authorized to award degrees at the Bachelor’s level or higher in the U.S
  • Each candidate must provide a biography, three professional letters of recommendation, and an official transcript.

Submission Deadline
If you or someone you know may qualify, please contact Joanna Cowel at for details about the application process.

The final deadline for submission of all materials is April 15, 2018.

Joanna Cowel, ABWA-KCEN Scholarship Chair




There are also ABWA scholarships available from the national organization. Visit for eligibility and application details.