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Iowa BPW Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

The Iowa Business and Professional Women's Foundation, Inc. was incorporated as a charitable organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code on April 7, 1988.

Through the Foundation's education program, scholarships are awarded to non-traditional students who are already in the workplace and want to attend school to further their education or be able to receive the training necessary for careers in business and professions.

Whether you are just embarking on the adult world or returning to school after years in the workforce, the Iowa BPW Foundation wants to help you.

Details about the Iowa BPW Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

Annually, scholarship dollars are budgeted and awarded.  Five (5) $1,000 scholarships were awarded April 27, 2020.  Three (3) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded May 15, 2021.

The 2021 application submission deadline will be April 12, 2021.   Application Deadline extended to April 21, 2021.

♦ Scholarship Application Requirements/Process 
Download the 2021 scholarship cover letter, click here

♦ Scholarship Application Forms 
To download the 2021 PDF application, click here
To download the 2021 WORD application, click here

Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to the Educational Scholarship Committee Chair:

Charla Schmid
1890 215th Street
Red Oak, IA 51566-6013

Purpose of Iowa Business & Professional Women's Foundation, Inc.

  • To promote charitable, educational, and scientific purposes.
  • To establish, maintain and distribute scholarships.
  • To give financial aid to schools, colleges, and other institutions of education.
  • To conduct research and surveys.
  • To provide lectures and seminars.


Executive Committee for Iowa BPW Foundation, Inc.