Applications for the Lillie Knox Investment Award are open until August 31st! Click here for the application. We've answered some commonly asked questions to help those interested understand more. 

What is the Lillie Knox Investment Award? The Lillie Knox Investment Award is a cash prize of up to $20,000, exclusively available to WBCS Women's Business Enterprises.

Who can apply?  Any WBCS WBE members, currently in good standing, are welcome to apply.

What's on the application? Applicants are asked to do two things:

  1. Share how certification and WBCS has impacted their business 
  2. Identify a need that, if met, would support the development of their business

Who funds the award? The Lillie Knox Investment Award is funded solely by member donations. The number of awards distributed and the amount of each award are determined by the total fund available as well as the merits of requests in each application. If you're interested in donating for this years award, click the button below.

Why apply? We're aware that WBEs provide services across a range of industries and are at different stages in their business development. Because of this, the investment award can be utilized for myriad purposes and the amount requested can be any amount up to $20,000.  In general, the awards are given for one-time expenses, and not for costs related to ongoing expenses such as salaries, rent, or education costs.