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The North Carolina Business and Professional Women's Foundation, Inc. offers four types of scholarships. 

Applicants must be citizens of the United States and should follow instructions in the scholarship application. The Scholarship Committee advises applicants of their decision on or before June 1st. Recipients will be invited to attend the BPW/NC Foundation Luncheon at State Conference in June.

Elsie Riddick

Elsie G. Riddick Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship for the study of business or a professional career

The Elsie G. Riddick Scholarship is named for one of the first BPW/NC Presidents.

It was a loan fund established in 1925 to help women obtain an education in preparation for a business or professional career. 

 Since 1972, it has been administered as a scholarship fund.

Ruth Moss Easterling

Ruth Moss Easterling Scholarship 

$1,000 scholarship for the study of law to include legal secretary, public administrator or political science

Established in 1995, the Ruth Moss Easterling Scholarship was named for Ruth, BPW/NC Federation 1964-1965 State President, and 1970-1971 National President.

 First elected to the North Carolina Legislature in 1976, the Honorable Ruth Moss Easterling served in the North Carolina House of Representatives for thirteen terms, retiring in 2002 at the age of ninety-two. 

She was a staunch advocate for women’s rights and was instrumental in establishing the  NC Commission on the Status of Women.

Joyce V. Lawrence

Joyce V. Lawrence Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship for study related to the field of   education

The Joyce V. Lawrence Scholarship was named for the BPW/NC Federation 1986-1987 State President.

Dr. Lawrence was Dean of the Appalachian State University’s Cratis D. Williams Graduate School from 1980-1996. 

She served as Dean when few women occupied academic administrative positions. Well-known statewide and nationally as one of the pioneers in graduate education, she spent a lifetime promoting scholarships and research. 

BPW/NC Foundation Scholarships 

(Five ~ $1,000 dollar scholarships)

The BPW/NC Foundation Scholarship was created in 1996 by the BPW/NC Foundation Board of Directors. The BPW/NC Foundation will award five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.  These scholarships are available in any field of study.  Graduate students are also eligible. 
Contact us
Foundation BPW Scholarship Chair:  Jazmin G. Caldwell

Email:  JGCaldwell@JGCaldwellNCLaw.com

Call:  (980) 272-1727

Address:  PO Box 621991, Charlotte, NC 28262

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