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soccerloco has partnered with the American Business Women’s Association to launch a national scholarship fund and is holding an essay contest to determine the most qualified candidate.  The winner of the contest will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship through the ABWA Scholarship Fund.

How it works

To enter, applicants must submit a 500-700 word essay on how you have overcome challenges in academic, personal or business environments that have equipped you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in your specific area of study or industry.

You must also include along with your essay your full name, email address, mailing address, college, year to graduate, phone number and a brief bio about yourself. Please limit your bio to 150 words or less.

The essay and accompanying information must be submitted to no later than December 19, 2015 by 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST).

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As an organization, soccerloco is committed to help generate more opportunities for female athletes.  As a way to further our reach we have partnered with the ABWA to offer a new scholarship available to female students nationwide.


Since its inception in 1953, the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund (SBMEF) has been a major force in helping women get greater access to higher education.  Today the educational fund of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is considered a top-tier national grant and scholarship program moving women forward in school and business. In its lifetime, the ABWA’s Board of Trustees has awarded more than $17 Million in scholarships to over 16,000 women in the United States.  Much of the scholarship funding has come from the  generous contributions of the ABWA’s members such as soccerloco. With new scholarships being awarded from the ABWA practically every week, the spirit of giving is alive and well.


The Mission of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is to provide educational opportunities for women to succeed in their post-secondary educational goals as well as their continued career advancement. As a result, the ABWA is helping to advance female role models, mentors and leaders in their communities across the nation.


The deadline to submit an essay is December 19, 2015 by 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) . Essays will be read and evaluated and the winner will be selected by January 31, 2016 and contacted via email and phone. Scholarship money must be used for tuition or books. Scholarship is not renewable (meaning that it is good for only this cycle and a second scholarship will not be awarded to the same recipient in the subsequent year). Selection will be made by the Board of Trustees of ABWA’s educational scholarship fund. For the scholarship to be awarded, we must have a minimum of 3 qualified applicants that have completed the entire process. Checks not cashed will not be reissued and scholarship will be returned to the general SBMEF fund. (This is a rare occurrence but has happened).


Any further questions an applicant has can be directed to

  • The $2,000 award will only be usable for tuition and book costs. The check will be written to the winner’s school of choice and credited to your academic costs.
  • Essays must be received no later than December 19, 2015 by 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST).
  • Submit your essay to

We are excited to hear your story!

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