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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.

Last Edited: July 2015

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