Scholarship

The Inspiring Women Leaders Conference is pleased to announce the Annette Cornwell Bauer Scholarship


The Annette Cornwell Bauer Scholarship was created to honor an opportunity Annette envisioned for women striving to develop their professional and leadership journeys. Annette Cornwell Bauer hoped that by sponsoring women to attend the Inspiring Women Leaders (IWL) Conference that participants could unlock their potential and strengths through excellent professional development opportunities, networking, and key leadership skills.

Annette was the Founder and President of Blakeland Construction Services. Annette credited much of her success to seeking out and capturing opportunities presented to her, with these opportunities contributing directly to Blakeland Construction’s success. Annette used her platform as a local business owner to uplift the construction industry, building up the skilled trades and expanding minority success in both the construction and engineering fields. Annette encouraged others to grasp their potential for success, expand their opportunities, and work hard for their success. Through the Annette Cornwell Bauer Scholarship, the IWL Conference Committee hopes to provide women in the local community the opportunity that Annette so strongly advocated for, and the platform to advance to the next step in their leadership journeys.

Learn more about the Inspiring Women Leaders conference here.

To Qualify


Candidates are required to submit the following along with their application. Candidates must be 16 years and older.

A letter of recommendation

Answer these questions:


1. What makes you a great candidate for this scholarship?

2. What are your career goals?

3. What activities (volunteer or other) are you involved in?

Submit a summary of their experience, which contains at least one key take-away or item they will apply to their life. The summary needs to be submitted one week after the conference concludes.

Scholarship Application

Your application must be submitted no later than January 27, 2022. Recipients will be notified of their acceptance by February 11, 2022.