Women In Business Scholarship Award Winners

Having received a breadth of impressive applications from students around the country, we are happy to announce the recognition of one outstanding young woman, who demonstrates the importance of hard work and perseverance and stands as an influence to women everywhere of the value of education and entrepreneurship.

2016 Winner: Brittany Smith

Brittany Smith, a law student at Boston College, is our 2016 Women in Business Scholarship Award WinnerIn 2016, Brittany Smith, a law student at Boston College is the winner of the Women in Business Scholarship, celebrating young women’s entrepreneurial advances and educational ambitions. Currently continuing her education at Boston College Law School, Brittany displays an expansive history of going above and beyond in her educational and entrepreneurial ventures.

Ms. Smith is a first generation college graduate, who has risen above various challenges, paving the way for her own opportunities with exceptional hard work. Her sense of determination and intellectual rigor showcase her commitment to academic achievement, which will guide her in pursuit of her Law degree expected in 2019.

Having graduated from The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in 2013, Brittany has been busy with her own entrepreneurial, legal, and political ventures, gaining a unique range of experiences. In her personal statement, Brittany wrote about obstacles she had faced transitioning from her public high school in Detroit to a rigorous educational track in Afro-American and African Studies while maintaining  two to three jobs at a time and pursuing impressive summer programs, along with a year-long study abroad program at the London School of Economics.

Prior to applying for the Angela DiPietro Women in Business Scholarship, Ms. Smith developed an extensive business, advocacy, and legal resume, including impressive internships in DC, Michigan, London, and Boston, working with political campaigns, law firms, activists and more. Upon reviewing Brittany’s application, it became evident that her motivation deserves to be celebrated, giving us confidence in her commitment to creating a better future for women everywhere.

Upon receiving this scholarship, Ms. Smith stated it reaffirmed her commitment to the pursuit of her legal goals, while utilizing her new legal knowledge in a virtual startup she established, Turning Dreams Into Goals, which helps to connect nonprofits and individual families supporting diverse high school student talent to a community network and pipeline that provides specialized access and personalized support for applying to competitive scholarships and competitive colleges/universities. We expect this to be the first of many future ventures from this outstanding young woman.

2017 Angela DiPietro Women in Business Scholarship

If you are interested in applying for the 2017 Angela DiPietro Women in Business Scholarship, please visit the official scholarship application page to view submissions requirements and application criteria.