top of page
Novi Oaks Charter Chapter

Scholarships for Students

Scholarships for women offered by the
Novi Oaks Charter Chapter

Novi Oaks Charter Chapter has awarded scholarships every year since its founding in 1990. In 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, with the support of friends, family, and many area businesses, we awarded two $2,000 Impact Scholarships through the ABWA national Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF).


In 2023, we awarded three $2,000 Impact Scholarships and nominated a candidate for a $2,000 Outright Grant through the SBMEF.

Women who live in Michigan and who meet the requirements may apply for a $2,000 Impact Scholarship (two being offered) and a $2,000 Outright Grant beginning on January 1, 2024. The deadline for applications including official transcripts and three letters of reference is May 1, 2024. The full guidelines and instructions for applying for the 2024 scholarships may be downloaded by clicking the red button below. 



Students of Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, may apply for the 2023-2024 $1,000 Bettie Archer Johnson Scholarship as of January 1, 2024. Students may contact the Financial Aid office ( to apply.

Annual_Theme_Face_Book_Cover_2024__(Version_2_of_4) (1)_edited.jpg


More national ABWA scholarships are available in October of each year through the national Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund at Applicants must be female U.S. citizens who meet the criteria for each scholarship. Visit to apply.

Member Education and other Benefits

Apex Campus.jpg.png

ABWA members may enhance their business acumen in the Apex Campus (Achieve Personal Excellence), our exclusive online learning portal – including GEMBA Academy’s Six Sigma and School of Lean.  And, save thousands of dollars on discounted courses, business products, and services! Click either picture above to download descriptions.

  • Learn and stay in touch with members across the U.S. on the ABWA Community Connections website.

  • Grow your professional network by attending ABWA’s National Women’s Leadership Conference and Regional Conferences.

  • Stay current on business concepts with your complimentary ABWA Achieve Newsletters.


Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can donate to the national and local scholarship funds:

In Person

Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund
c/o American Business Women's Association
PO Box 4757
Overland Park KS 66204-0757


Donate to the national Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund by clicking the "Donate Nationally" button‏ (tax-deductible).

Donate to the local Novi Oaks Scholarship and Education Fund by clicking on the "Donate Locally" button below (not tax-deductible).


Over the Phone

It's easy to donate to the national fund offline too.


bottom of page