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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.

Please review all Application Guidelines before you apply.

Our 2020-2021 scholarships are:

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 a woman who:

  • Is 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, even if you're taking college courses.
  • Has a home address in the North Carolina counties of Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham or Johnston (but you can attend school outside these areas).
  • Is 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 2020-2021 Scholarship Application.

The deadline for the application is March 14, 2021.

All applicants will be notified by April 16, 2021. The scholarship winners will be presented the award at the BPW/Triangle scholarship virtual meeting in May 2021 (date to be determined).

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

  • Completed application and supporting documents (transcript of scholastic record, personal statement, 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 number, 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 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 Chair:

    A special thank you to Red Hat for sponsoring our scholarships this year!

    Congratulations to our 2020 recipients!

    "I am honored to be awarded the Mary Edith Fox Scholarship as it will support my pursuit of obtaining my B.S. in Civil Engineering with a Business Administration Minor degree. Having this financial assistance will allow me to invest more time into my campus community, specifically the female engineering organizations I'm currently involved in. I want to express great gratitude to BPW/Triangle for encouraging my journey and gifting me a scholarship that will enable me to partake in various ventures within and outside of my curriculum."

    - Jordyn Brown, North Carolina State University

    "I am so grateful to be a recipient of the Dr. Lois Frazier Scholarship. As an aspiring health care leader, this scholarship will allow me to grow in my master’s program and gain more experience in my field. The BPW/Triangle Scholarship gives me the support I need to focus on my goals and allows me to work toward inspiring other women to pursue their goals as well."

    - Drew Corpening, UNC/Chapel Hill

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