BWM Foundation Scholarships

    • The aim of the Foundation is to promote full participation, equity and economic self-sufficiency for working people through research, education, and information.
    • The Foundation expects to work alone or with other persons, organizations, or institutions to further such educational goals.
    • The Foundation strives to prepare people for the competitive and technological demands that face our nation’s workers into the next century.

Eligibility Requirements:

    1. Be a citizen of the United States, and be a resident of the State of Missouri.
    1. Show evidence of acceptance into an accredited program or course of study.
    1. Demonstrate a need for financial assistance to upgrade skills and/or to complete education for career advancement.
    1. Present a plan which identifies goals and objectives.

Application Requirements:

      1. Application Deadline is February 1st, 2019.
      1. The application must be reviewed, completed, and submitted at
      1. Only electronically submitted applications will be accepted for consideration. If you have any issues submitting your online application please contact us by email at
      1. You must submit a transcript with your application that is no older than 5 years.
      1. Applications received without the required attachments will be disqualified.
      1. All documents must be submitted at the same time as the application.

Applications are accepted between December 1st, 2018 and February 1st, 2019 for the Fall 2019 school semester.

The scholarships are awarded in April at the annual Business Women of Missouri State Conference. Winners will receive a letter and be listed on the website. Only winners will be notified. All other applicants will not be contacted.

The completed application must be postmarked or electronically received by February 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm.
To request further information please contact Cathy Covington, Scholarship Committee Chair at

Business Women of Missouri Foundation, Inc
(A Non-Profit Organization)
PO Box 28243, Kansas City, MO 64188

BWM Scholarships:

We award 11 scholarships at $1000.00 each year to women and men in Missouri. The following scholarships are awarded:

  1. Phyllis Sanders – Awarded to a BWM Member
  2. Judge Hazel Palmer – Awarded to Law/Criminology related study programs
  3. Hazel R. Kohring – Awarded to women transitioning to a new career
  4. Sue Panetti Lee – Awarded to Social Work and Healthcare related study programs
  5. Elizabeth Halpin – Awarded to Secretarial and Admin Assistant related study programs
  6. General Scholarships – Awarded to 6 applicants.