The Oceanside Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is offering a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 funded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund to a deserving female student. Applicants for the $2,000 Impact Scholarship must be citizens of the United States; residents of Brevard County; and enrolled in a licensed, accredited or state approved community college, technical or vocational school, college or university in August 2024 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligible women interested in applying for the scholarship must contact Anita Carbone at to request registration as a candidate for the scholarship.

Applications must be completed online at by April 15, 2024. A minimum of three (3) eligible completed applications are required for the scholarship to be awarded. The scholarship recipient will be notified in June 2024.

SBMEF, ABWA’s national educational fund, is one of the most highly respected grant and scholarship funds in the country. Each year, local chapters of ABWA provide Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarships (SBMEF) to female students who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges, universities and community/vocational schools. For over 60 years, ABWA has helped women achieve their business and professional success through educational scholarships. Since its inception, more than 17,000 women nationwide have been awarded more than 17 million dollars in scholarships. The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund is a 501(c)3 charitable trust and public foundation. It has the same tax status as public schools, churches and community funds. The fund is listed in the U.S. Internal Revenue Service “Cumulative List of Organizations” described in Section 170(c) of the IRS code of 1954 – revised Oct. 31, 1974.