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Financial Women's Association of San Francisco - Women Studying in the Field of Finance Scholarship

FWA scholarships encourage leadership and provide opportunity for San Francisco Bay Area women in the field of finance and/or the Financial Services Industry. Affiliation with the Financial Women's Association provides the opportunity to meet potential mentors and network with successful finance professionals while attending both learning and socially oriented functions.


FWA scholarships encourage leadership and provide opportunity for San Francisco Bay Area women in the field of finance and/or the Financial Services Industry. Affiliation with the Financial Women's Association provides the opportunity to meet potential mentors and network with successful finance professionals while attending both learning and socially oriented functions.

In addition to the financial award, scholarship recipients are honored at an FWA luncheon in August receive a paid one-year Associate-level membership, and are eligible for our mentoring program. Affiliation with the Financial Women’s Association provides students with the opportunity to network with successful finance professionals.

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to women who will be juniors or seniors in the fall semester of the current year. Graduate scholarships are awarded to students who will be enrolled during the upcoming fall semester. This includes current students beginning their second year or future students who have been accepted into a graduate business program for the fall semester.

Female students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Must be enrolled during the fall semester at an accredited Bay Area college or university
- Must follow a course of study to attain a degree and pursue a career in finance or a related field
- Must be enrolled either at the main physical campus of a Bay Area college or university or, if not attending the main campus of your school, be enrolled and attending a school satellite campus located within 1 of the 9 Bay Area campuses and taking at least 80 percent of classes at the satellite campus.
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4 or equivalent
- Winners are asked to attend a luncheon in their honor in August and the Financial Woman of the Year luncheon in September.

Selection Criteria:
- Emphasis will be placed on the candidate's demonstrated leadership skills, academic honors and communication skills. Financial need and community involvement will also be considered.

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