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BPW/Triangle develops a powerful network of leaders to advocate, educate and cultivate connections.

"You get to define the terms of your life" -Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

Merit And Need Based Scholarships Are Awarded Each Year

BPW/Triangle is committed to helping women pursue excellence academically and in their career.  Through our annual scholarships, we support women of integrity who will be forward-thinking leaders in their field and will support and advocate for other women..  


Thanks to Ernst & Young for their $1,500 gift to our scholarship fund.

The deadline for BPW/Triangle scholarship applications has closed.  Check back in September 2020 for the next round of applications.

Our 2019-2020 scholarships were:

We encourage you to also apply (separately) to the North Carolina BPW Scholarship.  This state-level group offers multiple scholarships.

Other related scholarships: See Soroptimists' Live Your Dream Awards.


To be eligible, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled (full- or part-time) at an accredited college, university, or institution of higher education. NOTE:  Current high school students are not eligible to apply, even if you're taking college courses.
  • Your home address must be in the North Carolina counties of Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham or Johnston (but you can attend school outside these areas)
  • Be female
  • Be in good academic standing 

Ready to apply?  Please make sure:

1) You've read the guidelines above and you meet them,

2) Your transcript is ready to upload,

3) You have written a personal statement discussing your support for and advocacy on behalf of other women/girls; why you selected your particular major; and your career plans or goals once you graduate,

4) You have a resume of your work experience ready to upload.

Once you know you meet our guidelines and you have your electronic transcript & resume at hand, please fill out the online BPW/Triangle 2020 Scholarship Application.

The deadline for the application is March 16, 2020. 

All applicants will be notified via email by April 13, 2020.   The scholarship winner will be presented the award at the BPW/Triangle scholarship dinner meeting May 14, 2020.

The Scholarship Review Committee will evaluate each application based on the following criteria:

  • Completed application and supporting documents (transcript of scholastic record, personal statement and current resume)
  • Your leadership and integrity
  • Your financial need and/or academic achievement
  • Your commitment to give back to the community


    When you apply, you will be asked to provide:

    • Your contact information: name, phone #, email, home & school address
    • Information about you as a student: your school, year, major, transcript, GPA
    • If you are applying for the Mary Edith Fox need-based scholarship, you'll be asked to provide financial information including: other scholarships/grants, family financial support, and what your total tuition needs are.

    This information is used only for evaluation of scholarship applications.  We will contact you to let you know whether or not you've been selected.  You will not be added to our email list.  

    We retain this information for our records; it will never be shared with other organizations or used to solicit you.  

    If you are selected as a recipient:

    We hope that you'll attend our annual May scholarship award dinner meeting, where we'll celebrate your accomplishment.  And that you'll stay in touch with us about your career progress.  

    The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university that you will attend at the beginning of the Fall term.  It will not be paid to you personally. 


    Scholarships and Grants Chair: 
    Marcy Stahl, 703-628-5465 or

    "Receiving this scholarship has truly been a blessing to me. Not only has it lifted a part of the financial burden that college brings, but it shows the enormous amount of support that BPW/Triangle gives. I am so honored and appreciative of this scholarship and hope to be able to give back to other business and professional women one day by paying this gift forward. Thank you again so much.".            -  Jessica Watkins

    "The Dr. Lois E. Frazier scholarship will support my ongoing Ph.D. research in Neurobiology. This financial assistance will allow me to focus my efforts on intellectual contributions to my project and external contributions to my community, so that I can advance my goal of making science accessible. In addition, interacting with members of the BPW Triangle Branch has broadened my understanding of how my work might benefit the community beyond my field, and has enhanced my engagement in advocacy for women in science."
    Meredith Schmehl

      |      Mailing address: PO Box 1794, Cary, NC  27512

    Business and Professional Women of the Triangle (BPW/Triangle) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation.

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