The American Business Women’s Association’s (ABWA) Humble Artesian Chapter are proud and excited to offer the following Outright Grant Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund Scholarship (SBMEF) to women in college for the 2017 school year.


SBMEF, ABWA’s national educational fund, is one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship

funds in the country. For over 60 years, ABWA has helped women achieve their business and professional success through educational scholarships.  Since its inception, more than 16,000 women nationwide have been awarded more than 17 million dollars in scholarships.

The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund is a 501(c)3 charitable trust and public foundation. It has the same tax status as public schools, churches and community funds. The fund is listed in the U.S. Internal Revenue Service “Cumulative List of Organizations” described in Section 170(c) of the IRS code of 1954 – revised Oct. 31, 1974.

Applications must be completed online on or before June 1, 2017.

For more information please review our Guidelines, Applicant Eligibility Requirements, and documentation checklist for the SBMEF Grant please click here…

The Impact Scholarship. Applicants must be female, U.S. citizens, high school seniors and above, must be attending the Lone Star College System as of August 2016, minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; and live within the boundaries of the Lone Star College System.

Deadline for completing applications is March 31, 2017 or once ten (10) qualified candidates have been submitted to:  A minimum of three (3) eligible completed applications are required in order for the scholarship to be awarded. The scholarship recipient(s) will be notified by July 1, 2017.



Please contact Diana VanHorn, Scholarship Chair, at vanhorn.advisor@hotmail.comfor access information to begin the online application process.


About the Humble Artesian Chapter and the American Business Women’s Association


The Humble Artesian Chapter is a chartered chapter of the American Business Women’s Association established in 1989.  Members from the Humble Artesian Chapter usually meet at 6pm on the first Thursday of the month at the Kingwood Country Club, visit our events page to register.

More information about the leading association for working women, and women business owners can be found at or on Facebook / pages/ ABW A-A-place-to-connect-learn-and-grow / 110652155635738