BPW Virginia Ruff Scholarship for Continuing Education

Awarded By:

Bedford Professional Women

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award annually
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be 25 years or older
  2. Must be a citizen of the United States
  3. Bedford town or county resident for at least two years
  4. Accepted into an accredited program of study

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This $1,000 scholarship honors Virginia Ruff, a member of Bedford BPW for more than 50 years at the time of her death in April 2002 at age 94. A graduate of The College of Mary Washington and The College of William and Mary, Miss Ruff dedicated her life to the education of Bedford children as a teacher at the Villamont and Montvale schools, and as a librarian at Bedford and Liberty High Schools. She retired in 1973. This scholarship provides financial assistance for women seeking education to re-enter the job market, advancement and/or to achieve economic self-sufficiency. A committee of four BPW members selects the recipient.

Application requirements for the BPW Virginia Ruff Scholarship for Continuing Education are:

  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
Additional Information:

Award Amount: Award winner will receive $1,000  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, June 30, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, June 30, 2023

Application submission deadline: June 30 Recipient will be notified by July 30 *If references are not received by deadline, application is deemed incomplete*
About Bedford Professional Women:
Contact Information: Shelby Trail, BPW Presdient
Address: P. O. Box 316 Bedford, Virginia
Email:

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