National Scholarship Recipients Named More Than $250,000 Awarded

The American Business Women’s Association manages the distribution of scholarship funds to female students
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Sept. 29, 2014 - PRLog -- The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) of Overland Park, in conjunction with the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF), has named the 2014 female high school and undergraduate college student recipients of more than $250,000 in educational scholarships nationwide.

2014 recipients of the SBMEF include:

Kimberlee Hinkle of Lawrence, KS, attends the University of Kansas. Kimberlee was awarded the $5,000, 2014 Legacy Scholarship in honor of Susan Zweimiller. Kimberlee currently holds a bachelors degree in marketing with a minor in communications and is currently a candidate for a master’s in business administration at KU. She now works full time as the University of Kansas School of Business Director of Recruitment. She is also the KU School of Business staff advisor to the ABWA Collegiate Chapter. Kimberlee’s advice to younger students:

“Find your niche, no matter where it may be. Get involved and expand your comfort zone. I got into organizations that helped me to discover my passions and interests. I met great mentors and friends. That was based on just one decision to join a group. Find your thing and make the most of it. It will make a world of difference.”

Madalyn Liebum of Huston, TX, attends the University of Texas Austin. Madalyn was awarded the $10,000, 2014 Bufton Family Memorial Scholarship. Madalyn currently holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is currently working on obtaining her master’s degree in petroleum engineering at the University of Texas. Her goals are to apply improved environmental standards in the petroleum industry, “My interest is in improving efficiencies,” she says, “and I hope to be able to apply my environmental skills in the process.”  When it comes to offering advice to prospective college students Madalyn advises:

“Don’t conform. College is a huge learning experience. Follow your passion and just be yourself.”

The ABWA manages the national educational fund SBMEF, which offers four different scholarships opportunities yearly to female students nationwide. Each scholarship program has a unique set of guidelines, applicant eligibility requirements and procedures. To be eligible to apply for the scholarships female students must complete and submit an application form and other materials.

The complete 2014 class of SMBFE scholarship recipients was recently announced in the Women in Business publication.

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About the American Business Women’s Association

The American Business Women’s Association is a prestigious national organization established in 1949 for working women and women business owners. The ABWA brings together business women of diverse occupations and provides opportunities for them to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

About the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund

The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF) was established in 1953 and has awarded over $16 million in scholarships to more than 16,000 women nationwide. To find out more about this program or to learn how to contribute, please contact Rene Street at or 1-800-228-0007.

For more information about this topic and the ABWA, please contact Eudora Savage at 913.732.5100 X 266 or


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