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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
Four women standing in a row, the second from the right is holding a trophy.
2023 ATHENA Award Recipient
Marcia Irvine

Annual Scholarship Program

The Women’s Division of the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce offers several scholarships annually. This year, a total of three scholarships, each with the value of $1,000 will be awarded to traditional students and non-traditional students. This includes one $1,000 scholarship via the Patton Leadership Challenge. 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, April 19th at 5:00 p.m.

The scholarships will be awarded at a future Women’s Division event. 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 links below:


Traditional Student Scholarship

A traditional student includes someone who is currently a high school senior planning to enter college or a vocational/technical school in the 2024 Summer or Fall semester(s), or someone who entered college directly from high school and is currently enrolled in a college or university undergraduate program or technical certificate program as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.  Applicants must be a resident of Leavenworth County.

Download the Traditional Student Scholarship Application


Non-traditional Student Scholarship

A non-traditional student includes someone who: has delayed entry to college or vocational/technical school, is returning to complete a previously unfinished undergraduate degree or technical certificate, is pursuing an additional undergraduate degree/certificate and/or pursuing a degree or certificate while working a full time job and/or taking care of a family.  Applicants must be a resident of Leavenworth County.

Download the Non-Traditional Scholarship Application 


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


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