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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

Business and Professional Women of the Triangle (BPW/Triangle) scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding undergraduate and graduate women students who are seeking to further their education, advance their careers, or re-enter the workforce. Scholarship awards in the amount of $1,500 (USD) may be used towards tuition and fees, or other defined school-related expenses. Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the school on behalf of the scholarship recipient. Scholarship awards are not paid directly to the recipient.

BPW/Triangle scholarships are not awarded to the same person in any two-consecutive-year cycle.

BPW/Triangle is currently accepting completed applications for the following scholarships:

Please note that an applicant to the BPW/Triangle Scholarship may also apply (separately) to the North Carolina BPW Scholarship.  

Ready to apply?  Please make sure:

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

2) Your transcript is ready to upload. 

Once you know you meet our guidelines and you have your electronic transcript at hand, please fill out the online BPW/Triangle 2019 Scholarship Application.

The deadline for the application is March 19 2019. 


BPW/Triangle Application Guidelines

To be eligible, you 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**
  • 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 (2.5 GPA or higher)

The BPW/Triangle Scholarship Committee Members will screen and evaluate all applications. A personal interview with the applicant may be required. The scholarship winner will be notified by telephone and presented the award at the BPW/Triangle scholarship dinner meeting, which is scheduled May 23, 2019.

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

  • Completed application and supporting documents (official transcript of scholastic record, personal statement and current resume)
  • Applicant’s leadership and integrity
  • Applicant’s financial need and/or academic achievement

BPW/Triangle expects that each scholarship recipient:

  • Works with and promotes integrity in her profession or academic pursuit
  • Pursues excellence in her chosen career field and academic pursuit
  • Is a forward thinking leader in her chosen career
  • Advocates and actively cultivates support for other women in their chosen careers.

BPW/Triangle requests that each scholarship recipient:

  • Attends the annual May scholarship award dinner meeting (if possible)
  • Collaborates with BPW/Triangle Board members to develop an academic and career profile for the organization’s Web site, highlighting accomplishments and goals
  • Maintains active communication with BPW/Triangle about career progress, achievement and accomplishments after receiving the scholarship award.

BPW/Triangle Scholarship Payment

The scholarship will be payable to the college or university that the recipient will attend at the beginning of the Fall term. The scholarship award is not paid directly to the individual recipient. The scholarship recipient must arrange for all invoices to be submitted to BPW/Triangle Treasurer.



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

The BPW Triangle scholarship has meant a great deal to me. Like other professional women, I hoped to draw on my personal experience and passion to build a new career. BPW’s financial support and the Triangle chapter members really affirmed my belief that I could do it.- Janet Golden

I would like to express my gratitude again for your financial support through the 2018 BPW Triangle Scholarship.  It is because of your generosity that I was able to fund my education this school year at Yale University.  Thank you again!
Chevonne Parker

      |      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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