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Women’s Division – Awards & Scholarships

ATHENA Award/ Business Woman of the Year

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.  Nominees must be a member of the Chamber of Commerce or an Employee of a Chamber of Commerce member or a member of the Women’s Division. Nominations are accepted in the September/October time frame, with the award being presented at the Athena Luncheon in November.

EVALUATION CRITERIA. The award will be primarily judged upon the contribution of the nominee to her business industry/profession, contributions specific to her firm or place of business, and the local community. Focus of the evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates professional excellence in business or profession
  • Contribute time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.
  • Actively assists others
Athena Award Recipient - November 2018-
Sister Vickie Perkins, SCL

Sister Vickie Perkins,
2018 Athena Award Recipient
(Accompanied by Holly Pittman, 2017 recipient and Brandon Johannes, Chamber President/CEO)


Annual Scholarship Program

The Women’s Division of the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce offers several scholarships annually. This year, three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to traditional students, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional student, and new this year, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded via the Patton Leadership Challenge Scholarship. These scholarships can be used for any school related expense including tuition, books, room & board, fees or dues.

Completed applications and accompanying materials must be received by Friday, March 29, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. The scholarships will be awarded at the Women’s Division luncheon on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Full eligibility requirements and application instructions are found on the application forms, available for download below.

For more information on our scholarships, click on the link below:

Women's Division Scholarships

Traditional Student Scholarship Application

A traditional student includes someone who is currently a high school senior planning to enter college in the 2019 Summer or Fall semester(s), or someone who entered college directly from high school and is currently enrolled in a college or university as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior.

Download the Traditional Student Scholarship Application

Non-traditional Student Scholarship Application

A non-traditional student includes someone who: has delayed entry to college, is returning to complete a previously unfinished undergraduate degree, is pursuing an additional undergraduate degree and/or pursuing a degree while working a full time job and/or taking care of a family.

Download the Non-Traditional Scholarship Application 

Questions? Please see the application forms for full contact instructions or contact the Chamber offices.

Patton Leadership Challenge Scholarship

The Women’s Division is pleased to announce that Patton Leadership Consulting, a Woman and Veteran Owned business located in Leavenworth is offering a special $1,000 scholarship for traditional students for the 2019-2020 school year.  Follow the link below for the application and full details!

Download the Patton Leadership Challenge Scholarship Application

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