The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is a national association of working women founded in 1949. The objective of the Association is to promote the professional, educational, cultural, and social advancement for businesswomen. The Association brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations and provides opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. Each year Chapters sponsor various fund-raising events to generate funds or scholarship awards. Thousands of dollars in scholarships have been awarded locally.