Scholarships for Women

It wasn't always easy to find scholarships for women, but today there are many sources for free financial aid for women who want to pursue higher education. In fact, currently there are more women than men attending college and opportunities abound for women across many schools and majors. Most noteably, there are some fields where women are considered to be underrepresented - such as in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. If you happen to be a woman who excels at and is interested in a scientific major or concentration, this could be a great opportunity for you as technical schools work to get more female students on campus and in their labs. Additionally, there are many philanthropic organizations who are specifically targeting this demographic and offer scholarships for women aspiring to careers in engineering, computer science and many other similar fields.

Many scholarships are created with a specific purpose - whether it is placing females in science programs, leadership positions or advanced degree programs. Many scholarships are intended to encourage female students to not only attend college, but to succeed thereafter. A number of them award students who demonstrate leadership abilities or entrepreneurial spirit prior to attending college. Others reward women who have been out of school and are now planning to return. Similarly, scholarship opportunities encourage women excelling as undergraduate students to consider graduate work, professorships, and other highly-skilled positions. Many scholarships encourage women to try their hand at what might be considered "counter-culture" 50 or 60 years ago when many women didn't even pursue higher education, much less become doctors and engineers.

Check out the scholarships and fellowships listed below for award options you may be eligible for. For additional information about scholarships, grants, internships and fellowships that cater to women, try conducting a free scholarship search.

AAUW Educational Foundation International Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2020
  • Amount: $30,000
  • International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the [...] More

AAUW International Project Grants

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2020
  • Amount: $7,000
  • To support the continuation of fellows' work after they return home, AAUW awards AAUW International Project Grants that benefit women and girls in the fellow's home country. The applicant must have successfully completed an AAUW International Fellowship, all reporting requirements for the fellowship, and the academic program for which they received the fellowship by June 30 and be a citizen of a [...] More

AAUW Lew Williams Scholarship and Leila Sulkes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Freehold Branch of AAUW will award two $2,000 scholarships - the Lew Williams Scholarship and the Leila Sulkes Scholarship - for the upcoming academic year. In order to apply, you must be a female at least 25 years of age; reside in one of the following communities: Colts Neck, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell, Manalapan, Marlboro, Morganville; and have a [...] More

AAUW Reading Branch Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/26/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • AAUW-Reading Branch has established a Graduate Scholarship Fund to annually award scholarships of up to $2000 to Berks County women who are pursuing full or part-time graduate study at an accredited educational institution. The money will be awarded for the following academic year. Academic excellence is expected and financial need must be demonstrated. For more information, or to apply, please [...] More

AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Lombard Area Branch of AAUW "Return to Learning" scholarship is offered to assist females in completing an undergraduate or master's degree, or a certification program. Students must reside in Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Addison, Glendale Heights or Glen Ellyn in order to apply and are continuing college after a significant interruption. Special consideration is given to [...] More

AAUW's Re-Entry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Women's Re-Entry Scholarship is awarded by the Poway-Penasquitos Branch of the American Association of University Women and is intended for a woman who is returning to a school of higher education to complete her education. Applicants must be female, high school grads or GED recipient 23 years of age or older without a bachelor's or advanced degree. Must live or attend a school in north San [...] More

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • At ABC Wildlife, we believe diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. While women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Overall, women are critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As [...] More

ACF Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women

  • Application Deadline: 6/4/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women will make awards to those women who are continuing or returning to college/university for their first undergraduate degree and need financial assistance for their senior year of school. Applicants must have completed their freshmen, sophomore, and junior years of college and will attend a New Mexico college/university for a minimum of one semester during [...] More

AFWM Ford Emerging Voices Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/8/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund are looking for two promising female undergraduate or graduate students to provide future journalistic content for AWM. The “Emerging Voices” Scholarship program consists of two scholarships. The winner will receive $3,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,000, made payable directly to each student’s educational [...] More

Alabama Golf Association Women's Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Alabama Golf Association Women's Scholarship Fund was created to grant scholarships to deserving young women from the State of Alabama who have an interest in golf and are pursuing a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university within the State of Alabama. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited secondary school where she has shown evidence of academic excellence, good [...] More

Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Alpha Chi Omega values and encourages our members’ academic pursuits. Scholarship opportunities further that mission, awarding members a chance to ease the financial burden of their educations by covering some of the associated costs. Our scholarships provide merit-based aid for collegiate and alumna members’ educational pursuits and cannot be used for chapter fees. Scholarship amounts vary each [...] More

Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Washington DC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $750
  • Each year, the Washington, DC Alumnae Panhellenic Association presents a scholarship to young women who have demonstrated their outstanding commitment to NPC's core values of friendship, leadership, service, knowledge, integrity, and community in their daily lives. Applicant must be a member in good standing of a fully participating sorority of the National Panhellenic Conference; a rising [...] More

Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants of the Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship must be a graduating senior female from Byron High School who has participated in the Byron High School girls track program and/or Byron High School cheer leading program for at least three seasons including her senior year. Must have a minimum GPA 2.0 GPA. Renewable for four years as long as criteria are met. For more information or to apply, [...] More

AMWA Haffizulla Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Haffizulla Family Scholarship Fund was founded by former AMWA President Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla. This scholarship is meant to perpetuate the involvement of young leaders in disease prevention and national health and wellness. A maximum of two scholarships each in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded by Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla or her designee during the annual AMWA awards luncheon held at the [...] More

AMWA Medical Education Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $500
  • We at national AMWA know that the cost of a medical education can be daunting, so we'd like to help. Supporting your medical education is important to us, and with this in mind, AMWA awards 4 (four) $500 scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. Financial need, though not a requirement, is also considered. [...] More

AMWA Medical Student Kaplan Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • National AMWA is partnered with Kaplan to provide scholarships for Kaplan Medical Test Prep. Each scholarship can be used towards Kaplan Test Prep for the USMLE or COMLEX exams. Awardees must be national AMWA members and will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. Financial need, though not a requirement, is also considered. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

AMWA Young Women in Science Awards

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Amount: $250
  • The Young Women in Science Award recognizes outstanding student achievement in basic science and research. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Anna B. Spangler Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The proceeds from the Anna B. Spangler Memorial Scholarship fund will award one upper-level, preferably female, student pursuing a four-year degree in the Business curriculum. The recipient of this scholarship must be a resident of the state of North Dakota. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

ANSWER Scholarship Endowment

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • ANSWER Scholarship Endowment provides financial support and encouragement to adult women age 25 and older who are raising school-age children (grades Pre-Kindergarten -12) and are seeking to earn a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of their choice (minimum award amount of $4,000), a two-year nursing degree (minimum award amount of $2,000), or a two-year degree in CPCC's Health Careers [...] More

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Applicants for the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women must be female, including all students who present or identify as women and/or trans women, with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university at the time of application. Students must also be majoring in chemistry, physics, materials science/engineering, computer science/engineering, chemical, electrical, [...] More

Arizona BPW Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Arizona Business and Professional Women's Foundation promotes the advancement of Arizona's working women through scholarships, research, and education. Scholarships are awarded to women 21 years or older who are returning to school at a community college to acquire better job opportunities or advance their current careers. All scholarship recipients are required to attend one Arizona BPW [...] More

Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) is the largest, most active women's group supporting colleges and universities in Southern California. For over 50 years members have been primary contributors to scholarships for Christian students and have forged a strong link between the University and the Churches of Christ across the country. The Associated Women for Pepperdine (AWP) awards a number [...] More

Association of Women Contractors Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • AWC awards numerous scholarships to females entering construction-related careers through the academic track or through an apprenticeship. Both options require residence in Minnesota. Applicants must be a female student; a current resident of MN or attending post-high school education in Minnesota, studying construction industry, including but not limited to: Architecture, Engineering, [...] More

Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/20/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Scholarships are at the root of our purpose in Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAF). As an active professional foundation dedicated to supporting the advancement of automotive professionals, AWAF strives to motivate current and future students studying an automotive-related field. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in order to apply. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

AWMF & Ford Emerging Voices Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The AWM Foundation’s partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund supports scholarships for two female students based on essays written on a suggested topic. Both will get the opportunity to write two blog posts for AWM. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant was established to provide educational resources to female graduating seniors who are planning to enter the teaching profession. Applicant must be a female graduating senior from Boone or Winnebago County who is planning to enter the teaching profession. Applicants must also write an essay about their interest in becoming a teacher. For more information or to [...] More

Betty Hansen Continuing Education/Cultural-Heritage Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Betty Hansen Continuing Education/Cultural-Heritage Grant, applicants must be enrolled less than half-time at one of the following: an educational, accredited, or approved school; in a course, workshop, or seminar; or, in a seminar or language class relating to our Danish culture/heritage. The two deadlines for the scholarship are January 31 and August 31. For more [...] More

Betty Hansen National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • To be eligible for the Betty Hansen National Scholarship, applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and be full-time students enrolled in, or entering an accredited four-year college/university as an undergraduate or graduate student. Must be a member of the Danish Sisterhood of America for a minimum of 12 months prior to the scholarship deadline. This scholarship may be used for study in Denmark upon [...] More

Camden County American Association of University Women

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • One year scholarships are available for women who:
    -Are residents of Camden, Gloucester or Burlington Counties
    -Have completed at least one year of post-high school studies
    -Are currently enrolled in a post high school program

    Submission Materials:
    -One three-page application
    -A current official transcript from a college or university covering at least one year's work
    -Two reference [...] More

Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant was established to provide educational resources for women, and to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Applicant must be a female graduating from high school within Boone or Winnebago County, IL, plan to pursue a degree in secondary teaching, exhibit academic potential and have participated in a number of [...] More

Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) Scholars Program at UMBC

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: $22,000
  • The Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is a merit-based scholarship program for talented female undergraduates majoring in computer science, information systems, business technology administration (with a technical focus), computer engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical/biochemical/environmental engineering, or a related program at [...] More

Central California Asian Pacific Women Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • CCAPW scholarships provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women pursuing higher education who are from Fresno County in California. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following: first generation student, academic achievement, leadership, contribution to API community, and ethnic diversity. Applicants must be an entering/continuing undergraduate, [...] More

Civil Air Patrol Col Mary Feik Cadet Flight Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Due To the generosity of our CAP membership, CAP is able to offer flight scholarships to help cadets attain a private pilot's license. In order to apply, you must be a current female CAP cadet; must have earned the Wright Brothers Award (does not require the Billy Mitchell Award); you must be at least 15 years old by June 1 and you will be required to obtain a Third Class Medical Certificate to [...] More

ConnectHER Film Festival

  • Application Deadline: 1/20/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The ConnectHER Film Festival provides a powerful platform for young storytellers to highlight critical issues facing women and girls. Students submit original short (3 to 6 minute) films focused on issues such as girls’ global education, ending violence against women, redefining beauty, and girls in tech. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the Illinois CPA Society’s charitable partner, provides life-changing scholarships and training programs to deserving accounting students across the state. For more information and to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

CSF Fiesta Queen Scholarship and Pageant

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CSF Fiesta Committee will award a grand prize scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to the Fiesta Queen, $1,800 to her first attendant, $1,600 to her second attendant, and $1,300 to her third attendant. The candidate chosen Miss Congeniality will be awarded a trophy and a $300 prize. The awards will be payable to any Colorado institution of higher learning, upon proof of full-time enrollment. [...] More

CSUB Bob Black Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CSUB Bob Black Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends in honor of Bob Black, to support the CSU Bakersfield Women's Swimming program. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

CWGCS Fellowship on Women & Public Policy

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The CWGCS Fellowship on Women & Public Policy is open to graduate students in any NYS college or university who are pursuing careers in public policy. Participants receive a $10,000 stipend to cover living expenses and receive nine graduate credits from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY. Fellows must have a minimum of three years of prior work [...] More

Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter WTS Undergraduate Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/28/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter WTS Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to women pursuing undergraduate studies in transportation or related fields. Applications must be submitted through local WTS chapters. The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation goals, academic record and transportation-related activities or job skills. Minority candidates are [...] More

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Daughters of the Cincinnati have contributed generously to the scholarship fund for over a century. Applicants must be daughters of career commissioned officers in the United States military. If you are eligible, you must apply during your senior year in high school. The application process includes an essay, secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from a member of the applicant’s [...] More

Deborah Jean Rydberg Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Deborah Jean Rydberg Memorial Scholarship provides educational resources for Guilford High School students to pursue their dreams through higher education. Applicant must be a female graduating senior from Guilford High School who is involved in athletics, has a minimum GPA of 2.3, plans on attending college and demonstrates a strong work ethic. A recommendation from a Guilford coach is [...] More

Dr Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Spirit of Achievement Scholarship was named to honor Dr. Odom-Wesley for her commitment and passion for education and her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha. Scholarship applicants must be an African-American female high school senior currently attending classes in the Tarrant County area. This scholarship may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university. Trade, technical and cosmetology [...] More

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To apply for the Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship, the applicant must be an African-American female; a graduating high school senior or GED recipient who has been accepted into a two- or four-year college or university, or a past Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship recipient who is currently enrolled in college, and a 2.5 GPA. Must have a permanent address in Winnebago County or is a [...] More

Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier "Sister to Sister" Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • The Wynetta A. Frazier "Sister-to-Sister" Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to mature African American women in their pursuit of post-secondary education. An applicant must be a returning student, whose education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands and is now ready to complete college, or one who is entering college for the first time because [...] More

Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $850
  • To be eligible for the Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be a post- high school student or graduate student seeking a degree in nursing or other medical professions. A person can only receive this award once. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Ellen M. Cherry-Delawder Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ellen M. Cherry-Delawder Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has attained a minimum 2.0 GPA and is pursuing a program of study in a business-related field. Preference will be given to female students with dependent children. Students must show financial need. Along with the application, students must write a 500-word essay defining career and educational goals, and the [...] More

Elms College STEM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Elms College Elm STEM program, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, awards scholarship funds to students who major in STEM fields and attend Elms College full-time. In order to apply, you must be a prospective full-time, first-year student at Elms College; be a prospective major in biology, computer information technology, chemistry, or mathematics, except for clinical [...] More

Executive Women's Forum INI Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Information Networking Institute (INI) partners with the Executive Women's Forum (EWF) to offer a full scholarship to an incoming INI student. Awardees, known as EWF-INI Fellows, receive a full scholarship and have the opportunity to be mentored by an EWF participant who is at a senior level in the information security field. Applicants must be admitted to an INI graduate program; have an [...] More

FWSF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/23/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The FWSF Scholarship provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Beyond financial support, scholarship recipients have the opportunity to be mentored by FWSF members, and attend career development and networking events. Benefits of the Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarship: a $10,000 award for [...] More

Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Cox Scholarship, sponsored by the ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and Caucus for Women in Statistics, was established in 1989 to encourage more women to enter statistically oriented professions. Two scholarship recipients are selected each year: one woman in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) and one woman in a more advanced stage of training. Scholarship [...] More

GFWC of Massachusetts Memorial Education Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The GFWC Massachusetts Scholarships are for woman maintaining a legal residence in Massachusetts for a minimum of 5 years. Applicant must submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing professional goals and financial needs. Must also provide reference letter from a college department chair or recent employer and have a personal interview (if selected as a finalist). For more information and [...] More

Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $750
  • The Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship is an opportunity for young women or gender no-confirming individuals of color who are actively working to change the world. Applicants must be young women of color who are currently enrolled in college/university or will begin college/university in the spring semester and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. For the essay, you may write up to 500 words or create an [...] More

Grace Birkby Nennemann Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To apply for the Grace Birkby Nennemann Memorial Scholarship, you must be a current graduating senior or a former graduate of the high school in the Community School District of Sydney, Fremont County, Iowa. Former graduates must make application within three (3) years of applicant’s high school graduation date. It is preferred that the applicant be a female student. For more information or to [...] More

GRCF Hackett Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Hackett Family Scholarship, students must be seniors at, or have graduated from any Grand Rapids public high school in Grand Rapids Michigan and will be an undergraduate student attending an accredited college/university or skilled trade school of their choice. Preference is given to women of color. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

GRCF Lavina Laible Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Lavina Laible Scholarship, applicants must be female students entering the third year or above of undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. Students must be Kent County residents, have financial need, and a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

GRCF U-M Alumnae Club (University of Michigan) Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants for the U-M Alumnae Club (University of Michigan) Scholarship must be a female undergraduate or graduate level student entering the 2nd year or above at the University of Michigan, with a permanent residency (3 year minimum) in Kent or adjoining counties of Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, or Ottawa. Must have financial need and a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more [...] More

Heinlein Society Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. The Yoji Kondo and Jerry Pournelle scholarships may be awarded to a candidate of any gender, and add “Science Fiction as literature” as [...] More

Helen Holt Mollohan Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Helen Holt Mollohan Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship offered to a West Virginia female who is currently attending, or a senior student who is planning to attend, Glenville State College. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Helga Henry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Helga Henry Scholarship will be granted to outstanding master’s-level women who desire to pursue a theological or graduate education. New students are recommended by the Admissions staff based on exceptional leadership potential. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Iota Sigma Pi BP Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Iota Sigma Pi BP Scholarship recognizes commitment and potential achievement in chemistry, and is awarded to a female high school senior in Ohio who will enroll at an accredited four-year college in the State of Ohio, with the intent of becoming a science major. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Irene Adler Prize

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Irene Adler Prize is open to women commencing or continuing to pursue a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in the United States or Canada in the coming fall. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Canadian citizens. A 500-word essay in English is required on one of the three provided topics. For more [...] More

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women studying business at the undergraduate level who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of $2,000 each at the district/region level and 6 international scholarships in the amount of $8,000.

    Applicants must be female students undertaking a business and/or [...] More

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Each fall, Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who have a vision of how a college education will benefit themselves, their families and their communities. The scholarships are open to students pursuing technical or vocational education, an associate's degree or a first bachelor's degree. Each applicant must be able to demonstrate [...] More

Jewish Community Federation College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Jewish Community Federation provides scholarships for students to attend undergraduate or graduate programs at accredited nonprofit colleges or universities. Most (but not all) scholarships are for Jewish students from the Federation's service area, which includes the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, Napa, and Sonoma, to attend an [...] More

JLB Young Women Voluntarism Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • It is with great pleasure that the Junior League of Baltimore, Inc. offers the annual Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship. This annual scholarship program awards $1,000 to a Maryland female graduating senior who has performed outstanding volunteer service during her high school years success. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Junior Horizons Award

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Women in Defense Michigan established the Junior Horizon Award in 2009 to encourage high school women to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States. Applicants must be a female, be a citizen of the United States, be a resident of Michigan, be a high school senior (grade 12) currently enrolled [...] More

Kappa Kappa Gamma Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Every Kappa sister should have the opportunity to complete her education. That is the philosophy behind the scholarship efforts of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation. Scholarships are available to initiated members of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Most scholarships are available to all applicants. Some do have restrictions or preferences as requested by donors. Applicants will be considered for all [...] More

Karen George Chicago Speech Therapy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • In an effort to support the field of speech-language pathology, we are offering a scholarship to select candidates who share our passion for helping children. The scholarship is based on many factors, so do not get discouraged based on your grades or GRE score. Must be accepted and currently enrolled in a graduate program for speech-language pathology, have a clear passion to work with children [...] More

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship For Women In Technology

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology provides an annual scholarship to a graduating female high school senior or returning female college student who intends to further their education at a two-year or four-year college, university, vocational, or technical school and will be seeking a degree in a technology-related field.The students eligible for assistance shall be [...] More

Les Dames d'Escoffier Colorado Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Colorado Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier offers two $1,000 scholarships, available to qualified female students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an applicable program in the upcoming fall. Applicants must have a focus in a food-related industry (such as culinary, food science, dietetics, nutrition, beverage and fermentation, hospitality and restaurant management, animal science, [...] More

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation's scholarship program awards annual grants for the education of deserving female students with financial need at more than 200 accredited educational institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. In accordance with the will that established the Foundation, grantee institutions use [...] More

Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • We proudly offer educational scholarships in deep appreciation to birth mothers who have chosen adoption for their children. They have enabled others to experience the joy of becoming parents and created futures, not only for those families, but also for their children, for a lifetime. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Linly Heflin Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Amount: $28,000
  • The Linly Heflin scholarship awards Alabama women seeking help with their undergraduate degree at four-year accredited Alabama colleges and universities. Scholarships are awarded annually for four years or until graduation, whichever comes first. Applicants must be female, from Alabama, a U.S. citizen and must attend a four-year accredited Alabama college/university and full-time. For more [...] More

Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The YWCA Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 to provide financial assistance and support to an outstanding African-American female Greater Cincinnati high school senior entering a post-secondary institution. Applicants are evaluated on academic record, personal challenges and hardships, ACT and/or SAT scores, letters of recommendation, class rank, honors and awards, [...] More

Marian Othmer Schultz Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/10/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Marian Othmer Schultz Scholarship is for members of the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Applicants must be a junior or senior level student the following fall semester. The applicant must have a grade point average in the top 10% of the sorority members and demonstrate leadership ability in the total campus community. For more information or [...] More

Mildred Sorensen National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for the Mildred Sorensen National Scholarship, students must have a 2.5 GPA and be a high school graduate enrolled in a technical (vocational) educational program leading to a certificate, diploma, associate's degree, or higher. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/17/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship open to female students pursuing a career objective in the hospitality industry with an emphasis towards hospitality management. Eligible applicants must have completed half the requirements for an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program, show financial need, and have a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The purpose of the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska high schools who plan to enroll as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Applicants must be female high school seniors who are prospective first year college students and plan to continue their education as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. [...] More

Red Thread Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Red Thread Foundation for Women offers this amazing scholarship for women of an international background, including foreign students, immigrants, or first-generation Americans, who are first-year entrants to a U.S. college or university program in the upcoming fall. There are no GPA or U.S. residency requirements. The application consists of several short-answer questions, two essays, and two [...] More

Santa Rosa Ninety-Nines Aviation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Santa Rosa 99s Aviation Scholarship awards a local woman pilot who holds at least a current private license, a current medical and a current flight review. Applicants should be planning a career in any area of aviation, with flight training or education in mind and must reside within 150 miles of Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, CA. The minimum age required is 17 years old. For more [...] More

SILA Graduate Student Fellowship Award

  • Application Deadline: 2/19/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • This will be awarded to a woman in graduate study during the next academic year. The scholarship is open to women who are citizens of the United States and residents of the State of California. All areas of study are accepted, but consideration will be given to the candidate's potential contribution to society. Preference will be given to young women completing their graduate education rather [...] More

Society of Women Engineers - Detroit Section Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • For the Society of Women Engineers - Detroit Section Scholarship, APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS: Must be in your senior year of high school in Michigan and enrolling at a university or college for fall term 2020, must pursue an engineering degree at a university or college with an ABET accredited engineering program, must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0, and
    must be a woman or other [...] More

Society of Women Engineers - Lehigh Valley Section

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Since 2001 a major focus of SWE-LV has been to distribute scholarships for high school senior women who intend to major in engineering at their respective college or university. Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Applicants must must be females graduating from high school who reside in areas with [...] More

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • SWE Scholarships support those who identify as a female/woman and are pursuing an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. Applicants complete one application and are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Society of Women Engineers Freshman Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. To qualify for the Society of Women Engineers Freshman Scholarships, applicants must be first-year students who identify as a female/woman, and are planning on attending school full-time. For more [...] More

Society of Women Engineers Sophomore-Graduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/14/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. For a complete list of scholarship for sophomore-graduate students, please visit the host website. Scholarship is open to women only, enrolled in or accepted for a baccalaureate or graduate [...] More

Southern Automotive Womens Forum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The SAWF Scholarship Program, introduced in 2011, provides financial assistance to women enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or graduate program hopefully to be used for a career in the automotive industry. The amount of each scholarship is dependent upon the number of applicants. Recipients are notified by June 30. [...] More

SWE Golden Gate High School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is pleased to announce its High School Scholarship Program. Each year our Section awards scholarships to graduating local high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering and other related degrees. Applicants must be females attending school within the boundaries of the Golden Gate Section (includes San Francisco, Marin, [...] More

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible college and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. The scholarship is granted to four applicants annually who are matriculating full-time in their sophomore, junior, senior or first year of graduate school. A minimum GPA [...] More

The Laurels Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Laurels Fund was established in 1978 for the purpose of providing scholarships to female students who are pursuing advanced degrees in accounting. Scholarships may be awarded to deserving Ph.D. students who have completed comprehensive exams prior to the previous fall semester. The selection of award recipients is based on scholarship, involving academic achievements in course work and [...] More

The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship is for female students currently enrolled or planning to attend a college within the San Mateo County Community College District. Applicants must be female graduating high school seniors or re-entry students planning to attend Cañada College, College of San Mateo or Skyline Community College and demonstrate financial hardship. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or [...] More

The R.L. Gillette Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

    All applicants must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens. All applications must include the following items, without exception:
    -Completed online application including all sections of the essay
    -Official transcripts
    -Two [...] More

The Woman's Century Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Since its founding in 1891, the Woman’s Century Club has provided annual scholarship support to deserving women through local colleges and universities. The club continues that tradition by awarding a scholarship each year to an outstanding junior woman student, at a Seattle-area college or university, who exemplifies the traditions of female leadership and service that our club’s founders sought [...] More

Thomas D. Urmston Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Thomas D. Urmston scholarship was established to provide scholarships to female students who are graduating high school seniors attending Harrison County High School who demonstrate significant financial need and have a cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to first-generation college students. This provides an award of $3,000 that is renewable for up to four years of [...] More

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/18/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship was established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker to encourage and support women-identified lesbians in their pursuit of higher education. This program provides one-year scholarships of $1,500 or $3,000 to those graduating high school or already enrolled in college in any year of study, including graduate school. Scholarships are paid directly to the [...] More

UWF Elmira K. Beyer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/13/2021
  • Amount: $11,000
  • This award is intended for Jefferson County women who have begun but not completed their university education. Applicants must be attending accredited four-year college/university or graduate school. Payment of the award will be made to your college after you enroll. If you have not enrolled by the second term of the school year, the scholarship will be void. You must have been a resident of East [...] More

Villa Park Junior Women’s Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Villa Park Junior Women's Club Scholarship promotes and rewards women's involvement in a variety of community service activities. Applicants must be a current resident of Villa Park, high school senior status, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have participated in a minimum of one (1) community service activity for at least two years. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

WIIT Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • WIIT merit-based scholarships are awarded twice per year to support and encourage women studying International Trade and Global Development. Applicants must identify as female and be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part-time. Applicants must be Juniors or Seniors in undergraduate or enrolled in graduate studies. Awards will be based on the [...] More

Wilmington Women in Business Fresh Start Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, was established by the Wilmington Women in Business in 1996 to provide financial incentive and mentoring assistance to a woman returning to school to improve her life and opportunities. Candidates must be a female U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident. Be at least 20 years of age and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. Have had at [...] More

Women Empowering Women Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/18/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • The Women Empowering Women Scholarship helps non-traditional female students who have not had the opportunity to attend college or complete their post-secondary education started previously in life. Applicants must be a female resident of Dearborn County and have received an accredited high school diploma or a GED equivalent no later than October 15 of the year the scholarship is offered. Must be [...] More

Women Giving to Women Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Women Giving To Women (WGTW) provides intellectual and emotional support for women of diverse backgrounds. WGTW scholarship was established to empower women to complete a bachelor's degree and become leaders in the community. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and are currently enrolled part or full-time at an accredited university or college; residents of Birch Run, Bridgeport-Spaulding, [...] More

Women of the South Primary Provider Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • WOS Primary Provider scholarships are available to women who are the sole or primary providers of their household. Recipients of this scholarship will receive funding from Women of the South towards obtaining an associate degree from Oklahoma City Community College. Applicants must have a family income level that falls within participating ranges. A minimum 2.5 GPA is also required. For more [...] More

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program - formerly the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program - Google is furthering Dr. Anita Borg's vision of creating gender equality in the tech industry by encouraging women to excel as active participants and leaders in the field. To be eligible to apply, you must have a high school degree or equivalent; currently be enrolled at an accredited [...] More

Women's Overseas Service League

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Women's Overseas Service League scholarship assistance may be granted to women who are committed to advancement in military or other public service careers, have demonstrated such commitment through life experiences and have successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of study in any institution of higher education in a program leading to an academic degree, associate [...] More

Women's Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The WWGF charitable trust was formed to receive and distribute funds to advance women in scholastic achievement and intercollegiate golf program. Applicant must be a female high school senior who actively participate in golf, earn a 3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale), demonstrate outstanding character and require financial assistance to attend a four year college in the U.S. For more information or to apply, [...] More

WTS Portland Chapter Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/25/2020
  • Amount: $6,800
  • The purpose of the Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship is to motivate and reward women who demonstrate leadership in the transportation industry, ensuring that the essential leadership, skills and perspective of women are included in planning the transportation systems of the future. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a junior college/trade school program, undergraduate or graduate degree [...] More

WTS-Minnesota High School Transportation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/9/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • WTS fosters the development of women and girls in the transportation field by encouraging new professionals and students to pursue careers in transportation. One way it does this is by awarding a scholarship to high school girls interested in the field of transportation engineering, planning, or design. The WTS Minnesota High School Scholarship is $1,000. Applicant must be a high school senior [...] More

Zonta Club of Madison Young Women in Public Affairs Award

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2020
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The Young Women in Public Affairs Program is a monetary award program that encourages young college bound women to participate in public and political life. Award levels are $500 local, $1,000 district and $4,000 international.
    Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. The awards [...] More

Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. Undergraduate Scholarship program was established to support women of any age pursuing a bachelor's degree in areas such as but not limited to business, engineering, healthcare, education, technology, mathematics, or the sciences (social or general). Applicant must be a female student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need and must be enrolled in an [...] More

ZONTA Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More

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