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

The window to submit a scholarship application is now closed. Please check back in the Fall for information about our 2022 Academic Scholarship Program.

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

The window to submit a scholarship application is now closed. Please check back in the Fall for information about our 2022 Academic Scholarship Program.

Meet our 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Award Recipients

Angela Ogbogu

John W. North High School
Moreno Valley, CA

Claire Alford

Ernest Righetti High School
Santa Maria, CA

Michelle Chow

Alameda Science and Technology Institute
Alameda, CA

Ana Calvillo

Centennial High School
Corona, CA

PBWC Charles Schwab

Scholarship

Laila Butcher

San Leandro High School
Oakland, CA

PBWC Charles Schwab

Scholarship

Lauren Wong

The Nueva School
San Mateo, CA

PBWC Bernard J. Tyson

Leadership Award

Erika Morris

St. Ignatius College Preparatory
San Francisco, CA

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Award Recipients

Angela
Ogbogu

John W. North High School
Moreno Valley, CA

Claire
Alford

Ernest Righetti High School
Santa Maria, CA

Michelle
Chow

Alameda Science and Technology Institute
Alameda, CA

Ana
Calvillo

Centennial High School
Corona, CA

PBWC Charles Schwab Scholarship

Laila
Butcher

San Leandro High School
Oakland, CA

PBWC Charles Schwab Scholarship

Lauren
Wong

The Nueva School
San Mateo, CA

PBWC Bernard J. Tyson Leadership Award

Erika
Morris

St. Ignatius College Preparatory
San Francisco, CA

Thank you to Charles Schwab for sponsoring two PBWC Charles Schwab scholarships

Thank you to Kaiser Permanente for their generous contribution to PBWC’s Thrive Leadership
Scholarship

Each year, PBWC is proud to honor female, California high school seniors with academic scholarships. Since 2003, PBWC has awarded scholarships totaling over $400,000 with individual awards up to $15,000.

Each winner will receive a ticket to our annual conference. 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. 100% of donations directly fund our Scholarship Program.

“My interest in healthcare ignited after helping take care of my two cousins (toddlers) at home while their father was hospitalized, who died only months after. After learning that I shared the experience of losing loved ones from common diseases today, I became determined to pursue a career as a primary care physician and public health administrator for low-income, minority communities. PBWC allowed me to see how women today are leading change for tomorrow.


PBWC’s generous award not only will relieve the financial burden of attending college but allow me to dedicate more time to actively pursuing my passions to research biomathematics and finding solutions to California’s public health disparities against communities of color.”

ANGELA OGBOGU
PBWC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

“As the Founder and President of the Culture Community and Cuisine Club, I led my peers in exploring cultures while addressing the needs of underserved students in the community. I founded and managed projects such as a learning garden on a formerly toxic Superfund waste site, health screening and hygiene products for students, and a fund to pay for school lunches.


In the future, I hope to expand accessible healthcare across the world and develop new health technologies as a physician. Finally, I want to honor my Latino and Native American heritage by supporting the next generation of Latino, Indigenous, and female scholars. Without the help of PBWC, I would not be able to pursue my dreams of serving others through medicine.”

CLAIRE ALFORD
PBWC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

“In Fall 2021, I plan to study Mechanical Engineering while pursuing opportunities in Aerospace to achieve a career in Space Exploration. PBWC’s mentorship and professional development programs will help me develop the skills and confidence to lead and inspire others through my work and build excitement in science to further drive the Space revolution.”

MICHELLE CHOW
PBWC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

“In the Fall, I plan on attending the University of California, Irvine, where I will be majoring in Business Administration and Psychology. Post-graduation, I hope to combine my undergraduate education, volunteerism, and passion for service to lead a non-profit organization with the mission of breaking negative cycles (i.e financial illiteracy, domestic violence, homelessness) and empowering marginalized, low-income populations towards a more fulfilling and sustainable career and lifestyle. Receiving the PBWC scholarship will not only provide me with the financial freedom to pursue my aspirations debt-free, but it will provide the invaluable inspiration and support of a thriving community of PBWC leaders.”

ANA CALVILLO
PBWC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

“I am excited to see what the future holds for me, starting with my anticipated attendance at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Fall 2021. I will major in psychology and plan to fulfill one of my future goals of being the founder and CEO of a nonprofit for CIPs. My organization will focus on combating the effects of trauma and promote mental, physical, and emotional healing.”

LAILA BUTCHER
PBWC CHARLES SCHWAB SCHOLARSHIP

“I will be attending MIT, where I plan to major in computer science to innovate and develop technology tools that make an impact on society. Building on my passions, teaching STEM to girls and coding apps for social good, I will pursue tech solutions for problems such as education inequity or cognitive decline. I am thrilled and humbled to be a 2021 PBWC scholarship recipient. The financial assistance for college is immense in itself, but to have the support and mentoring of this network of inspiring women is incredible. PBWC is working for a better, more inclusive future. That’s my mission as well, and I will use technology as my tool.”

LAUREN WONG
PBWC CHARLES SCHWAB SCHOLARSHIP

“I was accepted to Howard University’s School of Business. While excited about being chosen by my dream university, the reality of how my parents and I were going to pay for it sunk in. After learning I had been awarded the distinguished honor of being the top recipient of the Professional Business Women of California’s scholarship, I was absolutely ecstatic and immediately committed to Howard University. Upon graduating, I am hoping to open up my own marketing firm that focuses on promoting and marketing organic community organizers and activists into elected office.”

ERIKA MORRIS
PBWC THRIVE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORED BY KAISER PERMANENTE

“My name is Kalani Dunn, I’m 17 years old, and I’m from the East Bay Area! This fall I will be attending the University of California at Berkeley to work towards my B.A. in Media Studies. After college, I hope to use my knowledge, creativity, and passion to propel myself into the media/creative marketing industry. Thanks to PBWC, I’ll be able to embark on my college journey with the support and the resources I’ll need to thrive!”

KALANI DUNN
LOREN MAHON BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

“After prototyping an automated shoe-tying mechanism actuated by a heel click trigger called Ruby for her school’s Project Invent team, Sylvia’s group won a prize from a panel of venture capitalists. She is co-president of the Girls Who Code club and participated in the Electronic Arts summer immersion program, creating an innovative reflex-driven videogame to raise environmental awareness.

 

In college, Sylvia aims to combine her interest in electrical engineering and computer science across community service, transportation, and the arts to improve the world with ethical technologies. PBWC’s support not only enables her to pursue a STEM education, but also to engage with female leaders giving back to aspiring engineers and businesswomen.”

SYLVIA CHIN
LOREN MAHON BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

“I am thrilled to be selected as one of Professional BusinessWomen of California’s scholarship recipients. This scholarship will alleviate the financial burden of attending an out-of-state college and allow me to focus on my education. I will attend Dartmouth College and major in Marine Biology and bring my unique perspectives as an immigrant from Uzbekistan educated in urban Los Angeles. My high school, Bravo Medical Magnet, has prepared me well to be on a pathway to become a physician and hopefully one day save lives. I thank the scholarship committee for this opportunity.”

SEVDORA ESHNAZAROVA
LOREN MAHON BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

“I am looking forward to attending Sacramento State University in the Fall of 2021 to major in Women’s Studies and minor in Psychology. With the help of the Professional BusinessWomen’s scholarship, I will be able to support myself as a first generation college student and continue to navigate different opportunities to grow as an aspiring business woman of color. After completing my bachelor’s degree I plan on attending law school and getting a law degree. My goal is to create and run my own non-profit for domestic abuse survivors in the Bay Area.”

CHELSEA RODRIGUEZ
LOREN MAHON BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

“My interest in healthcare ignited after helping take care of my two cousins (toddlers) at home while their father was hospitalized, who died only months after. After learning that I shared the experience of losing loved ones from common diseases today, I became determined to pursue a career as a primary care physician and public health administrator for low-income, minority communities. PBWC allowed me to see how women today are leading change for tomorrow.


PBWC’s generous award not only will relieve the financial burden of attending college but allow me to dedicate more time to actively pursuing my passions to research biomathematics and finding solutions to California’s public health disparities against communities of color.”

ANGELA OGBOGU
PBWC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

“As the Founder and President of the Culture Community and Cuisine Club, I led my peers in exploring cultures while addressing the needs of underserved students in the community. I founded and managed projects such as a learning garden on a formerly toxic Superfund waste site, health screening and hygiene products for students, and a fund to pay for school lunches.


In the future, I hope to expand accessible healthcare across the world and develop new health technologies as a physician. Finally, I want to honor my Latino and Native American heritage by supporting the next generation of Latino, Indigenous, and female scholars. Without the help of PBWC, I would not be able to pursue my dreams of serving others through medicine.”

CLAIRE ALFORD
PBWC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

“In Fall 2021, I plan to study Mechanical Engineering while pursuing opportunities in Aerospace to achieve a career in Space Exploration. PBWC’s mentorship and professional development programs will help me develop the skills and confidence to lead and inspire others through my work and build excitement in science to further drive the Space revolution.”

MICHELLE CHOW
PBWC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

“In the Fall, I plan on attending the University of California, Irvine, where I will be majoring in Business Administration and Psychology. Post-graduation, I hope to combine my undergraduate education, volunteerism, and passion for service to lead a non-profit organization with the mission of breaking negative cycles (i.e financial illiteracy, domestic violence, homelessness) and empowering marginalized, low-income populations towards a more fulfilling and sustainable career and lifestyle. Receiving the PBWC scholarship will not only provide me with the financial freedom to pursue my aspirations debt-free, but it will provide the invaluable inspiration and support of a thriving community of PBWC leaders.”

ANA CALVILLO
PBWC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

“I am excited to see what the future holds for me, starting with my anticipated attendance at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Fall 2021. I will major in psychology and plan to fulfill one of my future goals of being the founder and CEO of a nonprofit for CIPs. My organization will focus on combating the effects of trauma and promote mental, physical, and emotional healing.”

LAILA BUTCHER
PBWC CHARLES SCHWAB SCHOLARSHIP

“I will be attending MIT, where I plan to major in computer science to innovate and develop technology tools that make an impact on society. Building on my passions, teaching STEM to girls and coding apps for social good, I will pursue tech solutions for problems such as education inequity or cognitive decline. I am thrilled and humbled to be a 2021 PBWC scholarship recipient. The financial assistance for college is immense in itself, but to have the support and mentoring of this network of inspiring women is incredible. PBWC is working for a better, more inclusive future. That’s my mission as well, and I will use technology as my tool.”

LAUREN WONG
PBWC CHARLES SCHWAB SCHOLARSHIP

“I was accepted to Howard University’s School of Business. While excited about being chosen by my dream university, the reality of how my parents and I were going to pay for it sunk in. After learning I had been awarded the distinguished honor of being the top recipient of the Professional Business Women of California’s scholarship, I was absolutely ecstatic and immediately committed to Howard University. Upon graduating, I am hoping to open up my own marketing firm that focuses on promoting and marketing organic community organizers and activists into elected office.”

ERIKA MORRIS
PBWC THRIVE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORED BY KAISER PERMANENTE

“My name is Kalani Dunn, I’m 17 years old, and I’m from the East Bay Area! This fall I will be attending the University of California at Berkeley to work towards my B.A. in Media Studies. After college, I hope to use my knowledge, creativity, and passion to propel myself into the media/creative marketing industry. Thanks to PBWC, I’ll be able to embark on my college journey with the support and the resources I’ll need to thrive!”

KALANI DUNN
LOREN MAHON BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

“After prototyping an automated shoe-tying mechanism actuated by a heel click trigger called Ruby for her school’s Project Invent team, Sylvia’s group won a prize from a panel of venture capitalists. She is co-president of the Girls Who Code club and participated in the Electronic Arts summer immersion program, creating an innovative reflex-driven videogame to raise environmental awareness.

 

In college, Sylvia aims to combine her interest in electrical engineering and computer science across community service, transportation, and the arts to improve the world with ethical technologies. PBWC’s support not only enables her to pursue a STEM education, but also to engage with female leaders giving back to aspiring engineers and businesswomen.”

SYLVIA CHIN
LOREN MAHON BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

“I am thrilled to be selected as one of Professional BusinessWomen of California’s scholarship recipients. This scholarship will alleviate the financial burden of attending an out-of-state college and allow me to focus on my education. I will attend Dartmouth College and major in Marine Biology and bring my unique perspectives as an immigrant from Uzbekistan educated in urban Los Angeles. My high school, Bravo Medical Magnet, has prepared me well to be on a pathway to become a physician and hopefully one day save lives. I thank the scholarship committee for this opportunity.”

SEVDORA ESHNAZAROVA
LOREN MAHON BOOK SCHOLARSHIP

“I am looking forward to attending Sacramento State University in the Fall of 2021 to major in Women’s Studies and minor in Psychology. With the help of the Professional BusinessWomen’s scholarship, I will be able to support myself as a first generation college student and continue to navigate different opportunities to grow as an aspiring business woman of color. After completing my bachelor’s degree I plan on attending law school and getting a law degree. My goal is to create and run my own non-profit for domestic abuse survivors in the Bay Area.”

CHELSEA RODRIGUEZ
LOREN MAHON BOOK SCHOLARSHIP