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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 Assciation (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 through a variety of educational programs.

  • Business Skills Tuition Reimbursement

  • Outright Grants

  • National Graduate Scholarships

  • Corporate Scholarships

  • Chapter/Network Impact Scholarships

  • Legacy Donor Scholarships

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

Lorie Burch - Plano, TX

Janet Lee Streenz - Normal, IL

Barbara Jenkins - Fremont, CA

Gaylyn Devine - Pearland, TX

Nancy Griffin - Topeka, KS

Meg Bell - Lenexa, KS

Laura Morlando - Cedar Hill, TX

Anne Pasquini - Lawrenceville, GA

Mary M. Brown - Canfield, OH

Lynn White-Shelby - Burbank, CA

Christina Struwe - Keego Harbor, MI

Margaret Aniol - Wayne, MI

Patti Bigger - Rockford, IL

Danni Stallbaumer - Hoyt, KS

Mary Catherine Robinson - Warren, MI

Rosi Weisser - Escondido, CA

Kathy Richer - Lenexa, KS

Sue McGee-Chiodini - Quincy, IL

Julie Sullivan - Dearborn, MI

Jo Ann Huebner - Rochester Hills, MI

Tamie Lynn Duckworth - Kilgore, TX

Red Poppy Chapter In Memory of Mary Fox - Georgetown, TX

Shirlene Boudreaux - Thibodaux, LA