About the YBPW Centennial Scholarship Fund & Purpose

Youngstown Business and Professional Women is an organization for all working women in and around the Mahoning Valley. YBPW has been awarding scholarships in general since its inception; the first documented scholarship is referenced in 1959,  making it one of the longest-surviving and thriving organizations in the Mahoning Valley. In 2021, YBPW decided to honor the club’s 100th anniversary by creating the
centennial scholarship.
The purpose of the YBPW Centennial Scholarship Fund, Inc is to provide advancement and empowerment to future professional women of the Mahoning Valley through educational opportunities by providing scholarships to
qualifying individuals.

Scholarship Fund

The YBPW Centennial Scholarship Fund is an independent 501(c)(3) foundation established by the YBPW and gives a $2,000 scholarship annually. Applicants for the Centennial Scholarship are selected based on essays, references, and the impact the student can make in the Mahoning Valley.

Women who apply can be enrolled at any of the accredited colleges or universities in Trumbull or
Mahoning counties.