Scholarships

Providing financial support for Texas women who wish to further their knowledge, skills, studies or service within designated areas or toward medical research is a core mission for the Texas Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, Inc. That support is offered through the form of several scholarships, all directed toward specific educational, literary and scientific purposes. These scholarship opportunities include:

Hermine Tobolowsky Scholarship

awarded to a woman of academic achievement who wishes to enter the professions of law, public service, government, political science or women’s history. Ms. Tobolowsky devoted 26 years to lobbying and testifying before legislative committees for equal legal rights. The people of Texas voted for passage of Amendment 7, the Equal Legal Rights Amendment, on November 7, 1972. On that day BPW members chanted “Oh, Thank Heaven for Amendment Seven.” In memory of Ms. Tobolowsky, BPW Dallas Inc. provided the initial funding to create a scholarship to support women pursuing public policy education. Scholarship Form

Gilda Murray Scholarship

awarded to a Texas Business Women member who is at least 25 years of age or older to obtain education or training to prepare for employment or to advance in a business or profession. The award is appropriate for those individuals who desire to continue and/or complete the educational requirements at her current job or in pursuit of a new career. Scholarship Form

Minnie L. Maffett Scholarship

provides financial assistance in promoting medical education for women. This scholarship is funded to assist a female who Is a 4th year medical student; or seeking her post graduate degree; or seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Certification or needs financial assistance for the first year in establishing a Family Practice. Dr. Maffett was the first BPW/Texas President and a BPW/USA President. Scholarship Form

M.D. Anderson Scholarship

awarded to a student at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professionals. The student is chosen according to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer School criteria.