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The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund exists to provide educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing post secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development in order to support their career advancement and to help them become the role models, mentors and leaders of the future.

The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF) is one of the country's most highly respected grant and scholarship funds for women. SBMEF has been supporting businesswomen for more than 50 years. The fund assists women pursuing advanced educational goals enabling them to achieve business and professional success.

The National Board of Directors of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) serve as the SBMEF trustee's, overseeing the funds administration. Each year the trustees strive to maximize funding to provide hundreds of American women with financial assistance to attend college, trade school and professional development.

The Key to SBMEF is the energy and commitment of ABWA members who sponsor applicants, make contributions, and raise money to champion the important mission of this fund.

René Street - Overland Park, KS

In Honor of Toby Page, 2012-2013 District IV Vice President - Greensboro, NC

In memory of Barbara Doyle, from Bonnie Henderson - Kirkwood, NY

In Honor of Donna Lee, celebrating her 80th birthday. For her love & dedication to Cass River CC - Frankenmuth, MI

In Honor of Bettie Arcker Johnson, Novi Oaks Charter Chapter - Novi, MI

In Honor of Nutmeg Chapter charter members, Irene Lepi, Maria Ruta & Dolores Yerger - Prospect, CT

In Honor of ViVon Chapter 2015 Woman of the Year & Top Ten nominee, Lisa Montrose - Port Huron, MI

Crossroads Connection Chapter - Grand Blanc, MI

2014-2015 National President, Nancy Griffin - Topeka, KS

In Honor of Emerald Coast Chapter - Ft Walton Beach, FL

Sheri Parrack and Lisa Parrack Keith - Houston, TX

In Honor of 2015 NWLC Track B attendees - Albuquerque, NM

Vanessa Willis 2015-2016 National Vice President - Livermore, CA

In Honor of Nancy Griffin, 2014-2015 National President from Ad Astra Chapter - Topeka, KS

Debbie Holladay, 2015-2016 District II Vice President - Bryan, TX

In Memory of Barbara Doyle, From Desoto Charter Chapter - Desoto, TX

Debra Yates, 2015-2016 District IV Vice President - Lemoyne, PA