Prior SBBWA scholarship winners can no longer reapply. However, students who have previously applied and have not yet been granted a scholarship may reapply with an updated application packet.
Scholarships are being given for the upcoming fall semester. So if a graduating senior is not continuing with future education in the fall, she is not eligible to apply.
U.S. Citizenship is not required. However, a green card, permanent Southern California residency in one of the designated areas, as well as having the potential of making future contributions to our community does impact our final scholarship selections.
Applicants must have a permanent residence in the Greater South Bay area, which includes: San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor City, Carson, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, Lomita, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lawndale, El Segundo and Westchester.
If you live (or will live) outside of the South Bay area while attending school, yet have your permanent residence in the South Bay area and can supply that information to us, you are qualified to apply.
Use the high school application to apply.
Yes. Use the college application to apply.
No. The application will have to be submitted or it will not be saved. And after submission it cannot be edited by you. Please review the application first, and make sure you have gathered everything you need—complete information is important! We suggest you write and edit your personal statement on a separate document before starting the application.
We recommend you submit your application online, then the letters may be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to 703 Pier Avenue, Suite B359, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. All letters, transcripts and other supporting documents must be received by February 28, 2018.
Yes, the letter-writer may email the letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to 703 Pier Avenue, Suite B359, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. All letters, transcripts and other supporting documents must be received by February 28, 2018.
When someone mails a letter of recommendation, the return address can be the applicant’s or the letter-writer’s. Either way is fine, we don’t have a preference.
Prior college history and classes taken toward a degree are all taken into consideration during the selection process. For example, if you’re now attending a four year university, you will also need to send in your prior community college official transcripts with semester/quarter credits and grades.
We will notify you when your application is complete. Also, several times before the deadline we will notify applicants whose applications are incomplete.
Financial need does impact our decision when awarding scholarships, however it is not the only consideration. We look for excellent students with leadership skills, community service, good references, and a well-written statement/essay.
The financial picture is supposed to represent what it costs you to go to school and the sources of income available for that. It should not include your parent’s/family’s income and expenses.
Applicant Income – income from your job (and a spouse’s job if applicable)
Family Support – contributions from your parent(s) or other family member(s) towards your education
Other Income – this could be anything from child support, state support, etc.
Housing & Meals – if you will live on or near campus, include those costs; if you will live with family and you will not contribute to the rent/mortgage, then only include your food costs.
The South Bay Business Women’s Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an effective education and mutual support for working women. The SBBWA offers financial help to women through its scholarship program in addition to providing support, encouragement and inspiration through the association’s activities.