South Dallas Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc.


The South Dallas Club has been made aware of the delay in the FAFSA process.  Therefore, applications that do not include FAFSA information will be accepted as long as all other information and materials are submitted.  The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to Monday, January 22, 2024.

Impact your Community

Past President Ollie Gilstrap and Marion Hill-Hubbard KXTA interview with Dr. Fred Lewis as they talk about the work that South Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. does in the community.

july, 2024

South Dallas

Business and Professional

Women’s Club, Inc.

Since 1954, the South Dallas Club has worked to create and develop opportunities and encourage training in the business and professional worlds for women and youth; while fostering united action for improved social and civic conditions through activities in the United States and Africa.

Our membership consists of women who are college graduates, graduates of technical programs leading to certification, professionally licensed or certified owners, and co-owners, managers, branch representatives, executives, civil service employees in the administration area and youth interested in the business and professional world.


The South Dallas Club promotes educational and and developmental opportunities that allow women and youth in the Greater Dallas community to reach their full potential.  Our mission is:

  • To promote and protect the interests of African American business and professional women,
  • To serve as a bridge for young people seeking to enter business and the professions,
  • To improve the quality of life in the local and global communities, and
  • To foster good fellowship.

By funding advanced educational opportunities and providing women and youth training and skills in the areas of health, education, employment, and economic development, we can build stronger families and stronger communities.

We are committed to the concerns of women, youth, and families, in our community.

We are women just like you


About Us

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Our President

Dr. Lavern J. Holyfield, 35th President

On July 1, 2023, Dr. Lavern J. Holyfield became the 35th President of the South Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club, Incorporated. (SDBPWC). She and the Executive Board work together to insure that the Club is consistent and timely in achieving its: mission imperatives; programmatic targets and impact; and provide leadership in strategic and financial planning, and the codification and execution of policies authorized by the Club.

Scholarship Application

A SDBPWC, Inc. scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education at a private elementary or secondary school, or a private or public post-secondary college, university, or other academic institution.