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Scholarship for the Advancement of Women


The Broward Women’s Alliance Scholarship was created in 1997 to benefit women who need support to advance their personal and professional goals through achieving a higher education degree.  Over the years, that purpose has not changed., but the status of the BWA has.  In 2019, we became a non-profit foundation.

Broward Women’s Alliance Foundation

The BWA Foundation, Inc is a registered non-profit in the State of Florida.  Because the BWA Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, if you choose to make a charitable gift to the scholarship fund, it will be 100 percent deductible.  We hope you will join us in supporting the outstanding women who have received scholarships through the BWA Foundation.

Scholarship Recipients

We are so proud of the success our recipients have achieved after receiving a scholarship from the BWA Foundation.  Below is the story of just one of these recipients.

One of our students. who received our scholarship her junior and senior years, graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a double major in Asian Studies and Global Leadership.  She is the first of our graduates to be awarded a Fulbright to study abroad. She was awarded a Critical Language Scholarship through the Bureau of Educational Cultural Affairs to study abroad in South Korea.  Less than 10 percent of the students who apply for this award receive it.  She plans to continue her education after completing her Fulbright.

Distribution of Awards

The scholarship program is open to applicants each year. Scholarship recipients are notified in early May.  Not all of our applicants receive a scholarship the first time they apply, so we encourage applicants not to lose heart and re-apply the following year.  Each year we award no less than five $1,000 scholarships.  Last year we were able to double that number.  Scholarship funds are applicable to tuition and fees only which are paid directly by the foundation to the higher education institution.

Scholarship Criteria

Candidates who have chosen an education path to achieve economic independence and leadership in their chosen field should apply.  The rating criteria include: academic achievement, financial need, extra-curricular/community involvement, and work experience.

If you wish to apply for a BWA Foundation scholarship, click on the link below to access the 2021 application.  We wish you the best of luck in achieving your goals.

Click here for the 2021 Application

The Broward Women’s Alliance Foundation invites you to make your 100 percent tax-deductible gift to support scholarships that make such a difference in the lives of the women who receive them. For more information, send an email to browardwomensalliance@gmail.com

Broward Women’s Alliance 2021 Scholarship ALERT!

Due to school, college and university closings in response to the health emergency, it has been and is difficult for some applicants to obtain recommendations and transcripts required as part of the BWA 2021 scholarship application.

Therefore, the deadline for BWA 2020 scholarship applications is extended to Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

All the other directions for the applications have remained the same. 

Thank you,  

Maureen Dinnen, BWA Scholarship Committee Chair

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Broward Women's Alliance
P.O. Box 826631
Pembroke Pines, FL 33082-6631


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