Connie Passmore Scholarship

The Connie Passmore Scholarship was established by the Mid-Day Chapter of Business & Professional Women (BPW), now known as BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas, to honor one of its long-time members. Mrs. Passmore, who was a Florida Power employee, devoted many hours and much effort to advance the ideals and causes of BPW. She served as President of this chapter as well as holding several District and State positions. Her special interest was the Equal Rights Amendment and she carried on a vigorous campaign in support of its passage.

The Passmore Scholarship makes awards directly to women, age 21 or over, who live, work or go to school in Pinellas County, who demonstrate achievement, need and well-defined educational goals and who are attending an accredited program or a program recognized by the licensing agency in the certification area. Several awards between $250 and $1,000 are made each year. The Scholarship Committee is composed of the organization’s current and past presidents who are active members.

The application deadline is May 1 and all completed forms should be mailed to BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas, P. O. Box 1063, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-1063 OR emailed to, so as to be received by the deadline. Checks will be distributed in June. Applications for certificate programs allow for non-traditional start times.

BPW hosts events each year to raise funds for these awards. Since 1993, we have awarded nearly $56,000 to more than 120 students.

Four scholarships were awarded in 2018 to: Amelia Itteilag, who is studying for a BA at Eckerd College, Tertia Marshall, who is seeking mental health certification at Troy University, Karen Peek, who is studying for a BA at St. Petersburg College and Nichole Stanley, who is seeking mental health certification at Troy University.  Pictured below are (L to R): President Sheila Barry-Oliver with scholarship recipients Tertia Marshall, Nichole Stanley and Karen Peek and with scholarship recipient Amelia Itteilag.


Revised January 2019

2019 Connie Passmore Scholarship Application