The Bessie Mae I AM WOMAN scholarship is focused on helping women achieve their dream of accessing higher education degrees. In today's society, women are striving to break the glass ceiling inside and outside of the workplace and diligently working to prove themselves equal to that of their male counterparts. Women today are forced to find the balance between career, home, and academic life and that often means forfeiting the dream of continuing their education.
Mrs. Bessie Mae Spencer (Smith) believed that women could do just as much or more than a male. Her contributions to her work, family, academic, and community life prove that mantra. The Bessie Mae I AM WOMAN scholarship is specifically created for women pursuing graduate and post-graduate degrees.