Connect to Success Scholarship Fund

Do want to launch or grow your business but are finding it hard to afford the fees for programs or getting your business WBENC certified?  The Connect to Success Scholarship Fund may be able to help.

A scholarship fund to help women launch and grow their business has been established, thanks to the generosity of Kim Sawyer and Ambassador Robert Sherman. 

The Center for Women & Enterprise provides quality education at the most affordable prices.  The goal of this fund is to help support the success of all women.  To ensure all women have equal opportunities, the Connect to Success Scholarship is available to women who would otherwise have difficulty accessing CWE services due to financial circumstances.

Each year one women business owner will be awarded up to $1,500 to be used toward CWE course(s), CWE networking events and/or WBENC certification.

Facts, Qualifications & Application

Awardees: A Scholarship is awarded to one woman business owner each year.

Amount: Up to $1,500 per calendar year.

Restrictions: Award is to be used towards CWE course(s), CWE networking events, and/or WBENC certification.

Selection: A scholarship committee will review all applications.  Final consideration is based on merit of business concept and financial need.

Award Date: 2018 award winners are selected by November 1, 2018.  Future award dates vary.

To apply please fill out the scholarship application.  The information contained in your application will be used to determine your eligibility and will be kept confidential.  To be considered, your Application must be complete.

Please submit your application to Edwidge Lafleur, by October 15, 2018.

Click here for the application form


If you have questions please contact Edwidge Lafleur,, or call 617-532-0254.