Scholarships

Burlington Business and Professional Women’s organization has been providing scholarships for over twenty-five years to women looking to advance their careers. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation helps us by publishing our scholarships, collecting the applications, and distributing the monies we provide.

We have two scholarships:

The first one is the Burlington Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship and was established in the early 1980’s. This scholarship is for a single parent attending an accredited school who resides in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle or Lamoille county and who has demonstrated financial need.

The second scholarship is the BPW Science and Technology Scholarship and was established in the early 2000’s. The eligibility is not based on financial need, but the recipient must be a woman age 25 years or older who is seeking education or training in a science or technology field.

The scholarship committee meets in April and reviews the applications. They choose one woman to receive a $1,000 for the BPW scholarship and another woman to receive a $1,000 for the Science and Technology scholarship.

VSAC’s Scholarship Booklet for the 2011-2012 school year will be available this fall, and the deadline for applications is in early March 2012.