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Women's College Scholarships, Grants & Fellowships

To provide scholastic and career opportunities to women nationwide, numerous scholarship providers have created scholarships for women. Women make up for more than fifty percent of the population, yet are still the minority when it comes to occupying upper-level positions. This is particularly evident in male-dominant fields such as engineering, information technology, and the sciences. With the help of competitive fellowships and college scholarships, women are eliminating career stereotypes and gender wage gaps.

Check out the scholarships and fellowships listed below for award option you may qualify for. To find additional information about scholarships, grants, internships and fellowships that can help women attend their colleges of choice, try conducting a free college scholarship search.

  • AAUW American Fellowships
    Each year, the American Association of University Women offers fellowships to assist women who are pursuing doctorate degrees. Winners are chosen based on academic record, teaching experience, and commitment to helping women in the community. Those interested may apply for the $30,000 postdoctoral research leave fellowship or the $20,000 dissertation fellowship.
  • APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
    Undergraduate females have the chance to win a paid, ten-week internship at one of three IBM locations. In addition to the pay, winners will receive a $2,500 grant and the opportunity to work with an IBM employee. The American Physical Society (APS) and extend the internship to sophomore and junior college women interested in pursuing a graduate degree in science or engineering.
  • Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
    Women pursuing an undergraduate business degree and who demonstrate strong potential in their field may be eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship for college. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or less, detailing career goals, as well as attaching two letters of recommendation.
  • The WAM (Women at Microsoft) Scholarship Fund
    Microsoft is awarding scholarships to women interested in pursuing degrees in computer science and the like . To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program at a college or university in the US, Canada, or Mexico at the time of submission.

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: 5/26/2020
  • 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: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Lombard Area Branch of AAUW "Return to Learning" scholarship to assist 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, Illinois in order to apply and are continuing college after a significant interruption. Special consideration is given to women who [...] More

AAUW's Re-Entry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,800
  • 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 Empowering America Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Ford Empowering America Scholarship consists of one $3,000 scholarship for a winning student and one $2,000 scholarship for a student selected as runner-up, made payable directly to each student’s educational institute. The winning student will also each receive two tickets to attend the Gracies Leadership Awards event in the Fall.
    For more information, or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Alabama Golf Association Women's Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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

Alice Mcarver Ratchford Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Alice Mcarver scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need to female, undergraduate students. In order to receive the scholarship, recipients must meet (and maintain) the following criteria: must live on-campus, must not possess an automobile, must be single, and may not have any other scholarships in conjunction with the Ratchford Scholarship. Applicants must file their FAFSA to [...] More

Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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: 2/29/2020
  • Amount: $750
  • In order to be eligible for the Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Washington DC Scholarship, the applicant must be a member in good standing of a fully participating sorority of the National Panhellenic Conference; a rising sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in the fall; and from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area or attending school in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. For [...] More

Amber Huber Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicant 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 2.0/4.0. Renewable for four years as long as criteria are met. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] 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 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

Anna B. Spangler Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • A scholarship fund has been established in memory of Anna B. Spangler by five of her nieces. The proceeds from the endowed scholarship fund will create a scholarship for 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 [...] More

Arizona BPW Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/10/2020
  • 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

Association of Women Contractors Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • 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 additional information and to access the [...] More

Beta Gamma Recruitment Grant

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicant must be a female graduating senior from Boone or Winnebago County who is planning to enter the teaching profession. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Betty Hansen National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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

BHW Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The BWH Group offers a scholarship for women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM fields) during the current school year. Applicants must write an essay between 500-800 words on either of the following topics: Tell us about your favorite app and what you like about it, and tell us about a time an app played [...] More

Bishop John W. Hamilton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/7/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • Bishop John W. Hamilton Scholarship. Designated for African American female students and preference will be given to orphans. Applicants must be full, active members of the UMC for at least one year and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference will also be given to students enrolled in one of the UMC’s historically black colleges/universities. For more information, or to apply, please visit the [...] 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: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois distributes more than $200,000 in scholarship funding to local students. All of CFNIL's scholarship funds were created by individuals or organizations that recognize the importance of helping students achieve their educational goals, now and in perpetuity. The funds' creators selected the criteria for each scholarship, based on their [...] 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

CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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. The Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship is offered to female seniors or graduate students.

    All applicants must meet the following criteria:
    -Be a female senior or graduate student
    -Be a U.S. [...] More

CSF Fiesta Queen Scholarship and Pageant

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • If you are a female Colorado resident between the ages of 18-22, of Hispanic descent, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and are interested in scholarship money for the Colorado institution of higher learning of your choice; the CSF Fiesta Committee invites you to compete in the Colorado State Fair (CSF) Fiesta Pageant.
    The CSF Fiesta Committee will award a grand prize scholarship in the amount [...] 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. 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 encouraged to apply. Must be currently enrolled in an [...] More

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • 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: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Rydberg Scholarship requires two recommendations. One of the two required online recommendation forms must be from a Guilford High School athletic coach. Must be involved in athletics. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Dr Barbara Odom-Wesley Spirit of Achievement Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/17/2020
  • 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 will be evaluated heavily on the basis of financial need and must be an African-American female high school senior currently attending classes in the Arlington and Tarrant County area. This scholarship may be used at any [...] More

Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Dr. Gussie M. Ware Memorial Scholarship is to provide educational awards for deserving young African-American Women. In order to apply, the applicant must be an African-American female; a graduating high school senior 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 [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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

Ellen M. Cherry-Delawder Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • This 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 benefits of a college education. For [...] More

Elms College STEM Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • 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
  • Executive Women's Forum INI Fellowship is a INI graduate program. Applicant must have an accumulated GPA of at least 3.25 prior to entering Carnegie Mellon and maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA while at the INI; have no outstanding employment contract or obligation while attending Carnegie Mellon; show exemplary promise and potential; and demonstrate exceptional leadership skills. For more information, [...] More

Frances M. Dunn Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • A scholarship with a minimum award of $500 per year. Funded by the children of Frances Dunn. Professors Antonen, Lee and Shirley have generously agreed to act as a screening committee to evaluate candidates for the scholarship. Awarded to a deserving non-trad single mother in the IS program (must be a sophomore, junior, or senior). Students who have earned at least a 2.5 GPA and who wish to [...] More

FWSF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The FWSF Scholarship Fund provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in finance and financial services. Beyond financial support, FWSF 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 [...] 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

Get Girls Golfing Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • MyGolfInstructor.com is excited to announce the inaugural Get Girls Golfing Scholarship. The Get Girls Golfing Scholarship will be granted annually to one female high school senior that plays golf competitively in high school and intends to play golf as a freshman at a 2 or 4-year college. The scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of golf accomplishments, personal achievement, and [...] More

GFWC of Massachusetts Memorial Education Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Eligibility:
    Woman maintaining 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 to apply, please visit the [...] More

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Girls Impact the World Film Festival provides a powerful platform for young storytellers to highlight critical issues facing women and girls. Students submit original short (3-6-minute) films focused on issues such as girls’ education and advancement, ending violence against women, and poverty alleviation. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Girls Inc. National Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/28/2020
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Breitling College Visit Program was created in 1994 by Jacqueline Breitling, who learned the value of visiting colleges from her own children's experiences. Girls Inc. of Carpinteria and the Santa Barbara Foundation are proud to manage this award for the benefit of young women interested in attending colleges out-of-state. Scholarships are for travel to out-of-state colleges only. Applicants [...] More

Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $750
  • This is a scholarship opportunity for young women 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 up to 5-minute video. Essay question: "Who are you, and how [...] More

GRCF Hackett Family Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually, primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. 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 [...] More

GRCF Lavina Laible Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships annually primarily to Kent County students bound for or in college, or those pursuing a technical career. 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 [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicant 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. Scholarships include the Gretchen Slack Appelt and Doris Ann Slack, Margaret [...] More

Helen Holt Mollohan Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • 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

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: 2/29/2020
  • 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

JLB Young Women Voluntarism Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • 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

Judy Wendland-Young College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Judy Wendland-Young Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to women who are 35 years old or older, have been admitted to an accredited university offering bachelor's degrees located in the United States and have not previously attended college. Awards may only be granted towards the first year at the currently admitted university. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Junior Horizons Award

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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
    Applicants must be a female, be a citizen of the United States, be a resident of Michigan, be a high school senior (grade 12) [...] More

Kappa Kappa Gamma Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/3/2020
  • 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: 5/1/2020
  • 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: 4/15/2020
  • 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

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation: A public charity that provides support for the education of female students and for the care of elderly women in nine Southeastern states.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, [...] 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 achievement, personal challenges, extra-curricular activities and community service. Evaluation criteria include academic record, [...] More

Michael S. and Jeffrey C. Hagler Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Michael S. and Jeffrey C. Hagler Scholarship Fund is for nontraditional students who are single mothers enrolling in at least 9 credits in a degree-seeking or certification program at Boise State University or College of Western Idaho. Must be enrolling in at least 9 credits per semester as an undergraduate student or 6 credits per semester as a graduate student. Preference may be given to [...] More

NFRW Betty Rendel Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The three annual scholarships of $1,000, presented by The National Federation of Republican Women are designed for undergraduate Republican women who are currently majoring in political science, government or economics. The recipients are chosen from applicants across the nation. The scholarships are given to women who have successfully completed at least two years of college coursework. Past [...] More

NFRW National Pathfinder Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The National Pathfinder Scholarship was established in 1985 in honor of First Lady Nancy Reagan. The three annual scholarships of $2,500 provide financial assistance and support to women seeking undergraduate or graduate degrees. Undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master's degree program, are eligible to apply for the scholarship. For more information [...] More

NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest

  • Application Deadline: 7/20/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • For over 20 years, the National Foundation for Women Legislators has hosted the Annual Constitution Essay Scholarship Contest, which provides six female high school juniors or seniors a college scholarship, an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL’s Annual Conference, and an award that is presented at the event. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • 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. Journalism is not included.
    Applicants must be female high school seniors, who plan to continue their educations as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Selection is based [...] More

Red Thread Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • 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: 2/19/2020
  • 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 - Lehigh Valley Section

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2020
  • 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. Evaluation is based on academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership [...] More

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Women who are returning to school to pursue a career in engineering might be able to receive a scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). They offer various scholarships for women with two just for non-traditional students who are returning to college after at least two years of being out of school and the workforce. To qualify, women must be working toward a degree in engineering and [...] More

Society of Women Engineers Sophomore-Graduate Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • 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

The Cargill Global Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Cargill Global Scholars Program is a distinctive, two-year leadership development program that provides financial support, in addition to leadership development training and one-on-one mentoring. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be attending a partner university and enrolled as full-time freshman or sophomore. Eligible majors include agriculture-related field, biochemistry, biology, [...] More

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Dr. Anita Borg devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Recipients of The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship will each receive a $10,000 award for the upcoming academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the [...] More

The Laurels Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • 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: 3/23/2020
  • 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 (Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline Community College.) The purpose of this scholarship is to enable women to pursue courses of study that they would otherwise be unable to follow due to limited financial means. The [...] More

The Sara Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Sara Scholarship was established as part of the final will of Sara Sheehan, who passed away in 2011. The award is granted annually to female high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree and who demonstrate academic achievement, excellence of character, financial need and active engagement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion. For more information, or to [...] More

The Woman's Century Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Woman's Century Club connects Seattle-area women interested in learning about women's history, and provides a place of connection and inspiration for women of all generations and walks of life. We seek to honor the graces of the past while investing in the young women of the future. Each year we award a scholarship, as well as a one-year membership in the club, to an outstanding student who [...] More

Thomas D. Urmston Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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 is a non-renewable scholarship and the award amount varies each year. For more [...] More

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/18/2020
  • 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: 3/13/2020
  • 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

WIIT Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Our 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 ($1,500) will be based [...] More

Wilmington Women in Business Fresh Start Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • 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. Must be currently enrolled or plan to enroll [...] More

Women of the South Primary Provider Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/25/2020
  • 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's Army Corps Veterans' Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Women's Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship has been established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women. Students must be a U.S. citizen and a high school graduating senior with a minimum 3.5 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Women's Overseas Service League

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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: 1/30/2020
  • Amount: $8,000
  • In 1971 the WWGF charitable trust was formed to receive and distribute funds to advance women in scholastic achievement and intercollegiate golf program. Must actively participate in golf, earn a 3.5 GPA (on 4.0 scale), and demonstrate outstanding character. Applicant must be a female high school senior who intends to graduate high school in the year of application, and must be a United States [...] More

WTS Atlanta Chapter Transportation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • WTS Atlanta awards scholarships to deserving women throughout the transportation industry, supporting the next generation of transportation professionals and advancing the principles of WTS, and has created educational and awareness programs like Transportation YOU. In order to apply for the WTS Atlanta Chapter Transportation Scholarship, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be currently enrolled [...] More

WTS Portland Chapter Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/25/2020
  • Amount: $5,400
  • 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. Leadership does not just happen. Leaders personally invest and risk much. They take on struggles that many would [...] 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: 3/16/2020
  • 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). Scholarship awards are given annually.

    Applicant must be a female student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrated [...] 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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Get Paid to Play in College with ESA Esports Scholarships

January 21, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced its first Esports scholarship, expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include Esports competitors in college, according to Polygon. The ESA Esports scholarship program is "intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities" who currently "account for a very small percentage of Esports scholarship recipients. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, you must either be a woman or minority and pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences. Current high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore and juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for the ESA Esports scholarship. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four (4) year college or university in the upcoming fall semester in order to be considered. All scholarship applications are due March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applicants will receive results by mid-June and funds will be issued to scholarship winners by end of August. [...]

Biggest / Largest Dollar Scholarships in 2020

January 16, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

When it comes to large dollar scholarships, mo' money means fewer problems in paying your college tuition bill. The average student will land between $1,000 and $5,000 in college scholarships after investing a decent amount of time and effort into applying for scholarships. Even smaller scholarships worth $500 are enough to cover books and fees, even if they aren't enough to foot an entire semester’s college tuition bill. [...]

Gap Year for National Service as a College Graduation Requirement?

January 13, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Should students be required to and serve their nation either before or during college? Pete Buttigieg thinks so, as he has rolled out a $20-billion proposal to enlist young people in national service after high school in order to produce "civically informed and dedicated Americans." In his commentary, Why Colleges Should Require a Gap Year, Jonathan Zimmeran outlines why a gap-year would be the ideal timeline for this initiative. [...]

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