The Professional Business Women’s Association  offers $1,000 scholarships to female graduating seniors from Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan county high schools. The Monia Christo/PBWA Scholarship is intended to help a deserving young woman with her first year expenses.   .   .


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2015 Scholarship Application

PBWA Scholarship Guidelines



The recipient must be:

  • a female graduating senior (within last 18 months) from a Berkeley, Jefferson or Morgan County high school
  • have at least 2.5 GPA
  • be accepted and plan to continue her education (within six months) at a two or four-year college or university  (preference will be given to attending a West Virginia institution of higher learning)
  • intend to earn a business or business related degree.


Application Process

Applicants must complete

  • 2015 PBWA Scholarship application
  • Submit  a 500-word essay: “Upon completion of college, I expect to apply my business related degree/education…”
  • Provide one sealed letter of recommendation
  • Provide sealed official school transcript
  • Submit letter acknowledging enrollment/acceptance



  1. Completed application packages must be submitted by March 31, 2015
  2. Applicants will be advised of the status of their request no later than May 15, 2014.
  3. Face-to-face interviews will be held with the top five finalists.
  4. The scholarship check will be awarded by the end of May 2015.

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2015 Scholarship Application  

PBWA Scholarship Guidelines



History of the PBWA Scholarship

Monia  Christo served on the 1997 and 1998 PBWA Management Council.  She owned her own business, Christo and Christo Associates that provided business consulting services.  She worked with several other PBWA members to set up a broader consulting business, RPM Consulting, that included mediation and marketing.

Monia died of cancer in July of 2009, and was a true inspiration to all who knew her, so we named the scholarship fund after her.


Congratulations to the past recipients of the Monia Christo / PBWA Scholarship


  • Kelly Kulp, Berkeley County, Martinsburg High
  • Kaleigh Pierce, Jefferson Co, Jefferson High

2011: Shelby Knepper

2010: Amber Ridings