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.

Women who live in Michigan and who meet the requirements may apply for the two $2,000 Impact Scholarships each year, beginning in December. The deadline for applications including official transcripts and three letters of reference is May 15th. The full guidelines and instructions for applying for the 2022 scholarships (deadline now past) may be downloaded by clicking the red button here. Guidelines for 2023 will be similar.



Students of Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, will be able to apply for the 2022-2023 $1,000 Bettie Archer Johnson Scholarship beginning December 1, 2022.


The Bettie Archer Johnson Scholarship has already been awarded for the 2021-2022 school year. Students may contact the Financial Aid office ( to apply in December of 2022.



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

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ABWA members may enhance their business acumen in the Apex Campus, 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!

  • 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.