BWLC Foundation

Foundation History

The Black Women’s Leadership Council Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to provide scholarships to young black females to further their academic training and to achieve “a dream” of pursuing their passion as well as be able to contribute in a global community.

The Foundation was created by the Black Women’s Leadership Council.  This council of dedicated professionals, from Xerox Corporation, created this foundation to help aid in the development and growth of young Black women.

Since 2000, the BWLC Foundation has provided nearly $83 thousand in scholarships to help over 83 African American young women succeed in reaching their academic goals.

Scholarship Requirements

In order to qualify for one of our scholarships students must meet the following requirements:

  • Black female
  • High School senior or undergraduate college student
  • Age 23 or younger
  • Possess a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0 out of  a possible 4.0
  • Provide an official copy of high school or college transcript
  • Submit a personal typed essay based on suggested topic; maximum of 500 words
  • Submit a completed application no later than June 16th of the academic school year

Download the 2017 BWLC Scholarship application

How You Can Help

There are several ways to support this Scholarship Foundation:

  1. You may make a donation to “BWLC Foundation Inc.” for any amount you choose to give. You can make your donation either with a Credit Card or send a check or money order payable to BWLC:

    BWLC Foundation
    c/o BWLC Scholarship Committee
    PO Box 20195
    Rochester, NY 14623

  2. Send emails/comments to
  3. You may plan a fundraising campaign in your city or community to support the foundation.

Credit Card Donations

Send emails/comments to

What will I receive for my contribution?

You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for your contribution to this 501C(3) organization and the inner satisfaction that you gain for your generosity in assisting a young lady achieving her dream “a college degree.” The Foundation’s mission is to insure every young black female we touch, has the opportunity to live this dream …

Only as high as I reach can I grow, Only as far as I seek can I go, Only as deep as I look can I see, Only as much as I dream can I be.” Karen Raven

Thank You for your Support!

BWLC Foundation