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.

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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: 11/15/2023
  • Amount: $50,000
  • International Fellowships have been in existence since 1917. The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by the application [...] More

AAUW International Project Grants

  • Application Deadline: 11/1/2023
  • Amount: $7,000
  • We’ve led the fight for fair pay and economic opportunity for women — and the battle continues: Women still get just 83 cents for every dollar paid to a man, and men continue to dominate the top roles and highest-paying professions. AAUW has awarded over $135 million in fellowships and grants to more than 13,000 scholars and organizations in 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Gaum and [...] More

AAUW Lew Williams Scholarship and Leila Sulkes Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2023
  • 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: 5/26/2023
  • 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. Applicants must be natives or residents of Berks County, PA. The money will be awarded for the following academic year. Academic excellence is expected and financial need must [...] More

AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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: 4/15/2023
  • 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 [...] More

ACF Davis-Kozoll Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/7/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Davis-Kozoll Scholarship was established in 2019 for students seeking a higher education. Student may pursue a master’s, bachelor’s, or associate degree in a science and/or human service discipline without consideration of a planned career location or alternatively students may pursue a degree, technical or vocational certificate, or diploma for use in any planned trade or career in a [...] More

AFWM Ford Emerging Voices Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/8/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company Fund are looking for promising female undergraduate or graduate students to provide future journalistic content for AWM.

    The winner will receive $5,000, made payable directly to the student’s educational institute in the name of Ford Motor Company Fund. The winning student will receive one ticket to attend the Gracie [...] More

Alabama Golf Association Women's Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2023
  • 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 is pursuing a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university.

    Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited secondary school where she has shown evidence of academic excellence, good citizenship, sportsmanship, [...] More

Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Washington DC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/25/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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: 2/1/2023
  • 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

ANSWER Scholarship Endowment

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2023
  • 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: 1/31/2023
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor the undergraduate research internship program, the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women. The goal of this internship is to encourage women to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. Applicants must be female, including all students who present or identify as women and/or trans women, with sophomore or junior standing at a [...] More

Arizona BPW Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2022
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation was founded in 1989, by the Arizona BPW Federation to support the financial needs of women seeking educational opportunities to improve their job opportunities. The first Foundation Scholarship was established in 1990 in honor of past National President, Dr. Dorine Chancellor. Members of the Arizona BPW Federation provided initial funding [...] More

ARRL Helen Laughlin AM Mode Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/4/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Helen Laughlin AM Mode Memorial Scholarship is an award with preference given to residents of Texas. If no qualified applicant is identified, preference will be given to residents of Arkansas. If no qualified applicant is identified, preference will be given to residents of the ARRL West Gulf (Texas, Oklahoma) or Delta (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee) Divisions. Preference is [...] More

Associated Women for Pepperdine Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • 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: 4/30/2023
  • 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: 1/10/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • As of August 2022, AWAF awarded $544,500 in scholarships to 216 women pursuing careers in the automotive and mobility industry. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit with more than 200 members from all areas of the industry, at all career levels, working to support one another and other women through fundraising for scholarships and opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and to support [...] More

Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship is awarded to single parents who are enrolled in either the College of Education or the Department of English at the University of Utah. The selected student shall be in good standing within their area of study, carry a minimum of 12 hours of study and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. The scholarship may be awarded to an incoming freshman; provided they [...] More

Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • 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: 1/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Danish Sisterhood of America is very proud of its Scholarship and Grants Programs, which are available to members of the Danish Sisterhood and their children, regardless of age. Our scholarships and grants are made possible through generous endowments and memorial funds and are being supplemented by donations from individual members, lodges, and districts of the National Sisterhood. No [...] More

BPWSOC Voice of Working Women Education/Equipment Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Education or Equipment Scholarships are restricted to female applicants who have permanent residency in Ocean County. All applicants must be 25 years of age or older (and, if applying for the Education award, must be attending school in New Jersey). All who qualify are encouraged to apply. Business and Professional Women of Southern Ocean County (BPWSOC) reserves the right to determine if all [...] More

Carolyn Wones Recruitment Grant

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • 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: 1/15/2023
  • 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: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • CCAPW scholarships provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women pursuing higher education who are from the following California counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, or Tulare.

    Applicants will be evaluated based on the following: first generation student, academic achievement, leadership, contribution to API community, and ethnic [...] More

Chris Andersen WomenLead Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/29/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • WomenLead recognizes the need for diverse leadership in ministry, nonprofits and civic organizations and accelerates the extraordinary leadership of diverse women of faith to lead change by using their talents to educate, advocate, and activate. Two educational scholarships in the amount of $3,000 will be awarded annually to women of Christian faith seeking a Masters or PhD that will prepare [...] More

Civil Air Patrol William E. Hanna Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/31/2022
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in [...] More

ConnectHER Film Festival

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The ConnectHER Film Festival is an international youth competition that welcomes short films about issues that impact women and girls. Before making a film for submission, please read all of the following entry requirements and FAQs. Films must focus on one of our topic areas listed on our website. Categories include global girls’ education, women and work, ending violence against women, women [...] More

CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • 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: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Annual Colorado State Fair Fiesta Queen Pageant selects an ambassador to represent the diverse Hispanic community and culture for the Colorado State Fair and provides scholarships to select highly qualified young women who will act as the Colorado State Fair Fiesta Queen and her Court.

    The Fiesta Committee will award a grand prize scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to the Fiesta Queen, [...] More

CWGCS Fellowship on Women & Public Policy

  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Are you a graduate student or mid-career professional seeking to develop and strengthen your leadership skills and broaden your public policy knowledge? Are you committed to positive social change and to advancing the well-being of all New Yorkers? If so, the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society invites you to apply to its Fellowship on Women & Public Policy program. Since 1983, the [...] More

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • 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 eligible, applicants apply during ytheir 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: 2/1/2023
  • 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: 2/14/2023
  • 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 African-American female high school seniors 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: 2/1/2023
  • 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: 3/1/2023
  • 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: 3/1/2023
  • 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: 1/31/2023
  • 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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Elms College STEM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • 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

FWSF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/23/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The FWSF Scholarship provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Selection criteria: demonstrates leadership skills, both academic and community, strong communication skills, alignment with Financial Women of San Francisco goals. Financial need is given consideration. Must maintain a 3.0 GPA. For more [...] More

Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/23/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship is offered to encourage women to enter statistically oriented professions. Two scholarship recipients are selected each year: one to a woman in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) and one to a woman in a more advanced stage of training.

    Eligible applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who [...] More

GFWC of Massachusetts Memorial Education Scholarship for Graduate Studies

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The GFWC Massachusetts Scholarships are for woman maintaining a legal residence in Massachusetts for a minimum of 5 years who plan to attend graduate school for mental health counseling, public health or epidemiology. 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 [...] More

GRCF Hackett Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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: 3/1/2023
  • 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: 3/1/2023
  • 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 Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • This year we will be awarding four $4,000 scholarships 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 Robert A. Heinlein, Dr. Yoji Kondo, and Dr. Jerry Pournelle scholarships may be awarded to a candidate of any gender. [...] More

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/21/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • WTS attracts, sustains, connects, and advances women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry. Our success hinges on conducting ourselves in accordance with a set of core values- our operating principles- in everything we do. Together. The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. The scholarships are [...] More

Iota Sigma Pi BP Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • 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: 5/30/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Irene Adler Prize is open to women pursuing 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.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Canadian citizens. A 500-word essay in English is required on one of the three provided topics. Proof of enrollment at a recognized post-secondary [...] More

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to two students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, veterinarian or physician assistant) at an approved, accredited medical school. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is also [...] 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: 2/17/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Jeannette Rankin Foundation provides unrestricted Scholar Grants to students who identify as women or nonbinary, are 35 and older and demonstrate financial need. Inspired by our namesake, Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation transforms futures through education. Our vision is to inspire a better world by empowering women through [...] More

Jewish Community Federation College Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • 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: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The annual Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship awards $1,000 to a Maryland female graduating senior who has performed outstanding volunteer service during her high school years success. Applicants must be Maryland residents who attend a Maryland public, charter, private or parochial high school in one of the following counties: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, [...] More

Joyce Brocaglia- Executive Women's Forum INI Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • INI fellowships are merit-based and will be awarded during the admissions application review process. While students may indicate that they are interested in receiving a fellowship, there is no application process for this type of opportunity. Established in honor of the CEO of Alta Associates and founder of the Executive Women's Forum (EWF), the Joyce Brocaglia-EWF Endowed Fellowship in the [...] More

Kappa Kappa Gamma Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • To help our members in their academic pursuits, the Kappa Foundation grants scholarships to hundreds of undergraduates and graduates every year. As our members strive to make a meaningful change in the world around them, we empower them to reach their full potential. It’s why our scholarships are built on a simple premise: encourage our sisters to reach their educational goals. 

    To help our [...] More

Karen George Chicago Speech Therapy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • 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: 4/15/2023
  • 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: 4/3/2023
  • 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

Leslie Andree Hanna Medical Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • A one-time preferred amount of $5,000 to a deserving female student who is a US citizen attending medical school. The selection process is based on academic merit with a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the applicable educational institution. The recipient may reapply for the scholarship each year, but is not guaranteed the award.

    All applicants [...] 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
  • Many birth mothers take this time to consider what they want their future to look like and to set some goals. If your goals include furthering your education through community college, university, or a trade school, we would like to help. Our scholarship program is available to any birth mother that has placed a child for adoption any time after 1990. (Records prior to this year are difficult to [...] More

M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: $45,000
  • The M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is offered to female students to enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000. Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed. [...] More

Mamie Earl Sells Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2023
  • 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: 4/10/2023
  • 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 C. Hanson SIOR Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/31/2023
  • Amount: $8,000
  • Established in 2008, the Mildred C. Hanson, SIOR Memorial Fund has generously instituted an educational scholarship program intended to encourage and assist qualified female students in obtaining an education that will lead them into productive careers in the commercial real estate industry. The Mildred C. (Millie) Hanson, SIOR Memorial Fund, which was established to honor and support women in [...] More

Mildred Sorensen National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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

NDSGC Lillian Goettler Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The NDSGC has established the prestigious Lillian Goettler Space Grant Award for a female student at North Dakota State University. Applicants must be majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field, provide transcripts that demonstrate a 3.5 GPA, and be US citizens. Applicants will ideally be involved in a research project of NASA relevance. Undergraduate and graduate [...] More

NDSGC Pearl I. Young Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The NDSGC has established the prestigious Pearl I. Young Space Grant Award for a student at the University of North Dakota. Applicants will ideally be involved in a research project of NASA relevance. Eligible applicants must have a female gender identity or outside the gender binary, be majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) field, provide transcripts that [...] More

Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus Inspiring Women Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • Helen Boosalis was an inspiration to Nebraska Women. The Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus (NDWC) wanted to find a way to honor her while encouraging tomorrow’s female political leaders and established $500 scholarships awarded to Nebraska Democratic women who are active in their communities and progressive politics. The Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus Inspiring Women Scholarship is awarded [...] More

NFWL Essay Student Scholarship Contest

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • NFWL has a long-standing tradition of supporting young women. Over the years, the scholarship has brought together some of the nation’s leading young scholars for a week of mentorship, learning, and growth. Scholarship winners have gone on to attend top universities, found non-profit organizations, and pursue their dream careers. During NFWL’s Annual Conference, winners spend extensive time with [...] More

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2023
  • 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

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Women's Network ERG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pacific Gas & Electric Company Women's Network ERG Scholarship promotes, develops and celebrates the community of women working at PG&E. Eligible majors are non-medical science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, energy fields and public policy. Eligible applicants must be female high school seniors, have a 3.0 GPA, and have a residence residence that is a PG&E customer in [...] More

Professional Business Women of California Scholarship for Young Women

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year, PBWC is proud to honor three or more female, California high school seniors with academic scholarships. Since 2003, PBWC has awarded scholarships totaling over $300,000 with individual awards up to $15,000. Each winner will receive a ticket to our annual conference. Funds will be sent directly to an accredited college or university where the awardee is enrolled in an undergraduate [...] More

Red Thread Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2023
  • 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. Tuition money can be used for anything related to the applicants' education - [...] More

Santa Rosa Ninety-Nines Aviation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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

Society of Professional Women in Petroluem Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Our Scholarship application consists of yes or no questions, short answer, an essay, and several document uploads. Before completing the application, please read below to ensure you are eligible and prepared. Please contact us via email if you have any questions about eligibility or the application process.

    To be eligible for the Society of Professional Women in Petroluem Scholarship, [...] More

Society of Women Engineers - Detroit Section High School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Detroit Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to Michigan women admitted to accredited baccalaureate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. Applicants must be high school seniors from the state of Michigan who are enrolling in an ABET-accredited engineering program at a college or [...] More

Society of Women Engineers - Lehigh Valley Section

  • Application Deadline: 1/29/2023
  • 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 Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties. We invite you to explore the values, principles, and priorities that guide our [...] More

Southern Automotive Womens Forum Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The SAWF Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women enrolled or enrolling in a STEM field at an accredited two-year technical program, four-year undergraduate program, or a graduate program who have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, with a preference for those interested in the automobile and mobility industry. Applicants must be female high school seniors or graduates enrolling or [...] More

SWE Golden Gate High School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year, the Golden Gate Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-GGS) awards a number of scholarships to young Bay Area students graduating from high school and going on to pursue degrees in engineering and other related degrees. This year, we are happy to announce that we will also be awarding scholarships for incoming or current community college students who plan to transfer to a [...] More

TEDS Helga Henry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) is the divinity school of Trinity International University. We offer doctoral and master’s degree programs in Illinois, Florida, Korea, and at extension sites in the U.S. Whichever location you choose, you’ll find a variety of evangelical denominations and theological traditions teaching, studying, serving, and worshiping together. Trinity Evangelical [...] More

The Laurels Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2023
  • 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: 4/4/2023
  • 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 Woman's Century Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2023
  • 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 King County 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: 3/4/2023
  • Amount: $12,000
  • 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 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to first-generation college students. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s [...] More

USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2023
  • Amount: $6,000
  • USBC is the National Governing Body for bowling and a membership organization that provides standardized rules, regulations and benefits. One of the great benefits of USBC Youth membership is the chance to earn college scholarships so you can pursue your dreams. More than $6 million in annual scholarships are awarded to youth bowlers each season based on academic, leadership and on-lane [...] More

UWF Elmira K. Beyer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2023
  • Amount: $11,000
  • The UWF Elmira K. Beyer Scholarship 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. Applicant must have been a resident of East Jefferson County for the previous two years, and have completed at least one year of prior undergraduate study. Running Start and [...] More

Villa Park Junior Women’s Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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 community service activity for at least two years. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

WIFLE Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2023
  • Amount: $1,500
  • WIFLE offers several scholarships to talented individuals to meet demands in the field of law enforcement and to foster the professional development of those engaged in Law Enforcement. The dollar amount of each scholarship will vary based on numerous factors. Scholarship Awards may be renewable on subsequent applications. WIFLE scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic potential, [...] More

Wilmington Women in Business Fresh Start Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2023
  • 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 [...] More

Wisconsin Women's Alliance Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Wisconsin Women's Alliance Foundation Scholarship awarded to a female Wisconsin student attending a Wisconsin technical college or an accredited two-year or four-year Wisconsin college or university. Applicants must be female students ages 25 or older looking to attend a technical college or an accredited two-year or four-year college/university as a full-time student. For more information or [...] More

Women Empowering Women Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/3/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • The Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc., (DCF) is a community foundation, tax-exempt public charity that enables individuals, families, businesses and organizations to fulfill their charitable wishes. DCF builds and safeguards endowments for the community through contributions large and small. The endowment contributions are permanently invested to produce earnings so that these charitable funds [...] More

Women Giving to Women Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • 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 in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/21/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Women in Aerospace Foundation, Inc. encourages young women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering or science or math. One or more awards will be given to rising juniors and seniors in college, to be applied to the coming academic year. Applicant must be a female undergraduate college student with a minimum college grade point average (GPA) [...] More

Women's Overseas Service League

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • 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: 3/1/2023
  • 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 Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates

  • Application Deadline: 11/21/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • WTS attracts, sustains, connects, and advances women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry. Our success hinges on conducting ourselves in accordance with a set of core values- our operating principles- in everything we do. Together. The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. The scholarships are [...] More

WTS Minnesota Dan Meyers High School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/23/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • To fulfill its mission of advancing both the transportation industry and the professional women who lead it, WTS International gives members the necessary tools for success. WTS attracts, sustains, connects, and advances women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry. The vision for WTS is equity and access for women in transportation. To achieve our shared vision of One WTS, we are a [...] More

Zonta Club of Madison Young Women in Public Affairs Award

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2023
  • 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 recognize [...] More

Zonta Club of Washington, D.C. Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/19/2023
  • 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). Women applicants must be a student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated financial need and must be enrolled in an [...] More

ZONTA Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2023
  • 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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