Women in Public Finance Scholarship

June 30, 2025
Awards Available: 5

Scholarship Description

In keeping with its tradition of supporting young women in their aspirations of achieving successful careers in the finance industry, Women in Public Finance (National) offers annual scholarships. The scholarships are in addition to scholarships offered by certain state and local chapters of Women in Public Finance including Boston, Chicago, Florida, Indiana, Los Angeles, Texas, and Virginia.

Purpose & Mission

  • Recognize women that are college-bound high school students, continuing their undergraduate or graduate school studies who have exhibited scholastic achievement and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Support women wanting to advance within the public/municipal finance industry by obtaining additional industry specific certifications.
  • Encourage women of all ages to consider careers in public/municipal finance.
  • Provide an opportunity for award recipients to meet women that are established in the public/municipal finance industry and learn about various career opportunities.


  1. Identify as a woman
  2. Plan to be enrolled in an institute of higher education for the coming school year or plan to take an industry specific exam in between fall and spring/summer
  3. Have an interest in pursuing a public/municipal finance related career, which may include professionals in accounting, finance, banking, government, non-profit, or law
  4. If applying for a scholarship to support higher education, applicants must demonstrate good academic standing
  5. Must exhibit leadership skills through extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteer positions, and/or community service.

All completed scholarship packets are to be sent via e-mail in a single PDF file and must be received no later than 11:59 P.M., Pacific Time, on June 30. Please note that incomplete applications or applications submitted in formats other than described, including multiple documents or files, may not be reviewed. In the event an applicant is not able to submit an application in the format requested, please email us for assistance.

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