2019 scholarship recipients
l to r: Esther Bird - Scholarship Committee, Allison Hinshaw, Christine Pomerleau, Oksana Zimin, Stacey Chaisson - Scholarship recipients, Katie Malloy, Natalie Bloom, Carol Kouba, Karin Drury, Scholarship Committee

Four lucky ladies were awarded the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) Christine Davis Memorial Adult Learner Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each this year. They are Allison Hinshaw, Christine Pomerleau, Oksana Zimin,and Stacey Chaisson. Two are attending State College of Florida, two Florida International University. Their field of study varies from nursing, to early childhood education to school administration. Recipients have to either reside in Sarasota or Charlotte County. The BPWEV members worked hard raising the money for these scholarships through several fundraisers, the annual Wine tasting/Auction and a Hats off to Women Workshop being the most popular ones. BPWEV meet every third Tuesday of each month at the Left Coast Seafood Restaurant in Venice.

The public is invited to all meetings. The mission of BPWEV is: “To achieve equity for all women through Advocacy, Education and Information."

The Scholarship Committee (Natalie Bloom, Katie Malloy - Chair, Carol Kouba, Esther Bird, Karin Drury, Members) are excited to introduce the four Christine Davis Memorial Scholarship recipients at the June 18, 2019 BPWEV meeting.

This is the first year that BPWEV is awarding 4 Adult Learner Scholarships. The applicants have to either reside in Sarasota or Charlotte County and have to be enrolled or accepted into a college or vocational school program.

Please join us in congratulating the 4 winners! Listen to their presentation and what it means to them to receive a $1,000.00 scholarship each. All BPWEV members have helped raise the funds for our scholarship program. The Wine Tasting and Auction last October as well as the Work Shop in December enabled us to pay for the 4th scholarship.

Come and join us and help us to celebrate this accomplishment and meet this year's winners!

CLICK HERE to Register

scholarship graduation

The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice are accepting applications through April 30, 2019 for three $1000 adult learner scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic years.

The BPW Scholarships focus completely on the adult learner. You will note from this website that BPWEV is engaged in the national program “Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses”. One goal is to help these women in completing advanced education or training.

Please review the Scholarship Information, and follow the directions for submitting your application:

2019 Scholarship Information

2019 Scholarship Application

In case you missed it, the following appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Florida Business Women, the 2019 60-day Legislative Session began on March 5 and is expected to end on May 3.

Two of the issues highlighted by the League of Women Voters Florida (health care and reproductive rights) overlap with BPW/FL's Public Policy. Find more information at lwvfl.org.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Florida derives its priorities from the national public policy platform and two of the issues coincide with ours: economic self-sufficiency for women and equality for a diverse society. You can sign up for Two-Minutes Activist legislative alerts at aauw.org

The BPW/FL Proposed Legislative Platform for 2019-2020 includes the following Items - more details on each item will be included in future newsletters.

ITEM 1: Equality for All
ITEM 2: Economic Equity, Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency
ITEM 3: Safe Workplace
ITEM 4: Health Care
ITEM 5: Environment

The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) are pleased to announce that they are offering 4 Adult Learner Scholarships in 2019. The four scholarships available are $1,000.00 each.

Female applicants must reside in either Sarasota or Charlotte County. Adult Learners are those women pursuing advanced education or retraining in college or vocational schools. BPWEV applications, instructions and contact information are accessible at www.bpwev.org

The deadline for submission of the application is April 30, 2019. BPWEV is engaged in the national program “Joining Forces with Women Veterans and Military Spouses”. The program provides resources and online connections to veterans and military wives to assist in their successfully obtaining meaningful employment and a career or their interest. BPWEV encourages Women Veterans and Military Spouses to apply.

BPWEV has been a leading advocate in promoting education and equity for women. Englewood BPW was charted in the early 1990’s and since then has each year offered scholarships to help women advance their education.

As the chair of the BPWEV Scholarship Committee for the last 10 years, I would like to announce that Katie Malloy and Natalie Bloom have volunteered to assume the responsibilities scholarship chair. Other committee members are Carol Kouba and Esther Bird. I will also remain on the committee.

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