Educational Scholarships

Held every April

Download application  - BPW/Triangle is currently accepting completed applications for the 2017 application process until April 5, 2017.

BPW/Triangle scholarships are provided to outstanding area students seeking to further their education, advance their careers, or re-enter the workforce. Scholarship recipients receive a monetary award in the amount of $1,000 (USD) toward their education; applied toward tuition or other defined school expenses and will be paid to the school on the recipient’s behalf.
(scroll down for information about the BPW State scholarship)

APPLY NOW - deadline April 5, 2017:

$1000 Dr. Lois E. Frazier Scholarship (merit based)

$1000 Mary Edith Fox Scholarship (need based)

Scholarship applicants are evaluated based on application materials and demonstration of:

    1. Completed application (essay, short answers, reference & scholastic record)

    2. Leadership & Integrity
    3. Financial need and/or academic achievement
    4. Commitment to giving back (particularly to supporting other women)

BPW/Triangle scholarships are not awarded to the same person in two consecutive years. 

What is expected of a BPW/Triangle Scholarship Recipient?
BPW/Triangle expects you to give forward and support others in their careers, work with integrity and pursue excellence.  We will ask the following of each recipient:

    • Attend the Scholarship award dinner in April if possible
    • Work with BPW/Triangle to develop a profile for the our website to highlight your accomplishments and future goals
    • Maintain contact with BPW/Triangle informed about your career and accomplishments

BPW/Triangle Application Guidelines

    • Candidates must be currently enrolled (full or part-time) at an accredited college, university, or institution of higher education
    • Current high school students are not eligible to apply
    • Applicant must reside within the North Carolina counties of Wake, Durham, Orange, or Johnston (but can attend school outside the area)
    • Applicant should have a career plan after completion of schooling
    • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need and/or academic achievement
    • Applicants must be female
    • Applicant must be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or higher)
    • Applicant must complete an application form provided by the Triangle BPW Scholarship Committee
    • Applicant must submit an official transcript of scholastic record (copy acceptable)
    • Submit on personal or professional recommendation letter
    • Applicant must complete two of the four essay questions (no more than 150 words each) as stated on the application form
    • To apply for the need-based scholarship (Mary Edith Fox), financial assistance to obtain goal is required

BPW/Triangle Scholarship Deadline

Completed Applications are due to by April 5, 2017. The BPW Scholarship Committee will screen all applications. A personal interview may be required. The winner will be notified by phone and presented the award at the BPW/Triangle dinner meeting to be held April 27, 2017.

BPW/Triangle Scholarship Payment

The scholarship will be payable to the school the recipient will attend at the beginning of the Fall term. The scholarship recipient must arrange for bills to be sent to BPW/Triangle.

Questions? Contact Kathy McDermott, BPW Triangle Scholarhsip Chair at 919-924-9986 or

BPW/Triangle is a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation.

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