Women on Par Scholarship

March 31, 2025
Awards Available: 4

Scholarship Description

Originally established in 2007, the Women on Par scholarship provides financial assistance for three to four "non-traditional" female students over the age of 30 who are pursuing higher education for the first time, with the intention of helping women get "on par" with their peers through the opportunities a college degree provides. Winners are selected based on need, personal and professional goals, and their personal stories.

Scholarship Details

  • Maximume Award Amount: $4,000
  • Number of Scholarships: Four (1 x $4,000, 1 x $2,000, 1 x $1,000 and 1 x $500)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be female
  • Minimum Age Requirement: At least 30 years old at the time of application
  • Nationality: U.S. or Canadian citizen, or legal resident of the U.S. or Canada
  • Educational Pursuit: Technical/Vocational, Associates, or Bachelor’s degree (first-time applicants or those returning after an absence)
  • Degree Status: Has not obtained a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Enrollment: Currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited school, college, or university by April 1st
  • Financial Need: Exhibit a need for financial assistance

Application Process

  1. Open the scholarship application when it becomes available on January 5th.
  2. Complete the application with accurate information and supporting documents.
  3. Submit the application before the deadline of April 2nd or when 200 completed applications are received, whichever comes first.
  4. Applicants will be evaluated based on their need, personal and professional goals, and personal stories.

This scholarship not only helps women pursue their academic goals but also empowers them to excel and reach their full potential.

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