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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

The 2024 Scholarships have been awarded!

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 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 female who:

  • Is currently enrolled (full- or part-time) at an accredited college, university, or institution of higher education within the United States.
    NOTE: 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 (you can attend school outside these areas).

  • Is in good academic standing and attending school in the semester following the scholarship award.

Ready to apply?  Please make sure:

  1. You've read the guidelines above and you meet them;

  2. Your unofficial transcript is ready to upload as a PDF;

  3. You have written a personal statement (PDF) 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 as a PDF ready to upload.

Once you know you meet our guidelines and you have your electronic transcript & resume at hand, you will complete your scholarship application via Google Forms - 
 (you will need to log in to google to apply. If you have any questions, please contact - scholarship email)


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

  • Applications must be completed before the deadline noted above. (This will be updated each year.)
  • The scholarship judges will make their determination in early Spring.
  • Scholarship winners will be presented the award at the BPW/Triangle scholarship meeting in late Spring.
  • Scholarship payments will be made directly to the school in the August following the scholarship award. Award winners will need to provide the school payee information for the Treasurer to send the payment.

If you are selected as a recipient:

We encourage you to attend our annual scholarship award meeting. At this meeting we will celebrate your accomplishment and formally invite you to stay in touch with us about your career progress. We will provide the meeting date to the scholarship award winners.

The scholarship will be paid directly to the college or university that you will attend at the beginning of the Fall term immediately following the notice of award.  It will not be paid to you directly. If you will not attend the Fall term immediately after the award, the scholarship will be awarded to another applicant.


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.  

Scholarships Chair:

Congratulations to our 2023 award recipients!

 "I am so grateful to have been chosen as the recipient of the Dr. Lois Frazier Scholarship. This scholarship will allow me to focus more of my time on my studies and the professional organizations I am a part of. I greatly appreciate the support as I am pursuing my B.S. in Electrical Engineering. I plan to use my degree to work on electric vehicles and help reduce our impacts on the environment. "

Dr. Lois E. Frazier Scholarship ($1,500)
Samantha Foust
N.C. State University 

"I am truly honored to be a recipient of the Mary Edith Fox Scholarship. As an aspiring pharmacist, this scholarship will support my goal of obtaining my PharmD/MPH dual degree. This scholarship opportunity will allow me the chance to pursue purpose while lifting the financial burden it sometimes takes to invest in yourself. This will, indeed, be an investment because not only will I get the return, but I plan to give back, pour into my community, and be a catalyst to bring healing to others."

Mary Edith Fox Scholarship ($1,500) 
 C. Sutton
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

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