Helping the female leaders of tomorrow begin their studies and careers with a community of support.

Could you be the next recipient of a PBWC Academic Scholarship? We are now accepting applications for our scholarship program.
Apply by midnight on
February 7, 2020 PST.

Each year, PBWC is proud to honor three or more female, California high school seniors with academic scholarships. Since 2003, PBWC has awarded scholarships totaling over $250,000 with individual awards up to $10,000.

Each winner will receive two tickets to our annual conference–one for the awardee and a second for a parent or chaperone. Funds will be sent directly to an accredited college or university where the awardee is enrolled in an undergraduate academic program.

Please consider donating to the young women leaders of tomorrow as they embark on their educational journeys. Contributions of any size are appreciated.

Meet our 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Award Recipients

Ananya
Karthik

Saint Francis High School
Sunnyvale, CA

Ashley
Chu

Alameda High School
Alameda, CA

Alexandra
Chin

Crystal Springs
Uplands School
Foster City, CA

Michelle
Cheung

St. Ignatius
College Preparatory
San Francisco, CA

Abigail
Palm’quist

Aspire Benjamin Holt
College Preparatory Academy
Lodi, CA

Jane
Zhang

Westlake High School
Newbury Park, CA

Mackenzie
Taradalsky

Willow Glen High School
San Jose, CA

Airol
Ubas

St. Ignatius
College Preparatory
San Francisco, CA

Shelby
O’Neil

San Benito High School
San Juan Bautista, CA

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Award Recipients

Ananya
Karthik

Saint Francis High School
Sunnyvale, CA

Ashley
Chu

Alameda High School
Alameda, CA

Alexandra
Chin

Crystal Springs
Uplands School
Foster City, CA

Michelle
Cheung

St. Ignatius
College Preparatory
San Francisco, CA

Abigail
Palm’quist

Aspire Benjamin Holt
College Preparatory Academy
Lodi, CA

Airol
Ubas

St. Ignatius
College Preparatory
San Francisco, CA

Shelby
O’Neil

San Benito High School
San Juan Bautista, CA

Jane
Zhang

Westlake High School
Newbury Park, CA

Mackenzie
Taradalsky

Willow Glen High School
San Jose, CA

“I head to UC Berkeley in the fall. As one of three girls in my family going to college, you can imagine the impact this scholarship has on me. From joining clubs to research, I’ll be able to further explore my passion for graphics and technology, so I can achieve my dream of storytelling through entertainment technology.”

ASHLEY CHU, ALAMEDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT & FOUNDER OF SHE STEMS, A YOUTH-LED NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

“Receiving the PBWC Scholarship Award provides me with the opportunity to continue ensuring that the future of technology is rooted in creativity and diversity. I’m honored to join a supportive and empowering community of talented women with whom I can grow as a leader, mentor, and team player; together we can inspire the next generation of diverse thinkers and achieve 50/50 representation in professional settings.”

ANANYA KARTHIK, SAINT FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT & CO-FOUNDER OF CREAITE, AN OUTREACH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE+ART INITIATIVE