The Kansas Business and Professional Women’s Educational Foundation is offering several scholarships to college students. Non-traditional students are especially encouraged to apply.

The following scholarships are available and recommended by Newton BPW:

• Undergraduate Scholarship — available to college freshmen, sophomores or juniors enrolled in a four-year academic program at an accredited college or university.

• Career Development Scholarship — available to individuals who have a career and want to broaden her/his education and/or increase her/his earning ability.

• Career Preparatory Scholarship — available to individuals enrolled in a one or two-year academic/career/vocational/technical program that will qualify them for immediate employment or transfer to a four-year undergraduate program.

• Dena Nigus Memorial Scholarship — available to a college junior, senior or graduate student who is preparing to teach in Kansas, especially special education majors.

• Dr. Sharon Wiber Young Careerist Scholarship — available to a young careerist, between 21-35 and a member of Kansas BPW who is pursuing subjects that increase employability skills. Proof of BPW membership (member number) must accompany applications.

• Elsie Borck Health Care Scholarship — available to an individual who is at least a college freshman preparing for a career in the health professions in Kansas or is an individual who is in the health care profession and wishing to upgrade skills.

• Carol Nigus Leadership Scholarship — available to individuals who are enrolled in a Kansas school of higher education and who have demonstrated an extensive record of public and community service and outstanding leadership potential.

• Dr. LewAnn Schneider Individual Development Scholarship — available to individuals who have participated in the Individual Development course or a similar course; contact your local BPW for further information regarding this program.

• Mara Crawford Professional Development Scholarship — available to a woman who has been in the workforce for more than five years, has serious family obligations and would like to pursue further education in order to better herself and her family.

An interest-free loan is also available from the Foundation to an individual who is a high school graduate, at least 18 years of age, and intends to enroll in a Kansas school of higher education.

For more information and an application, contact Kansas BPW Educational Foundation board member Ellen Yocum at 283-0049 or Deadline is Dec. 1, 2013. Application must be signed by the Newton BPW president and postmarked by the deadline to be considered.