Women's Scholarships

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ENGINEERING

American Association of University Women Scholarships (AAUW)
The AAUW is committed to ensuring that “all women have a fair chance” at achieving their education and career goals. This is just one program through which the organization awards more than 200 scholarships each year.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $5,000 to $18,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Major in Computer/Information Science (M.S.), Engineering (M.E., M.S.), Mathematics/Statistics (M.S.)
    • Demonstrated academic excellence
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: Students enrolled in master’s degree level programs are eligible to apply.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
Recognizing a female pioneer in the field of marine biology, this program is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The financial support provided through this program includes an educational allowance and a stipend.

  • Award: up to $42,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Major in oceanography, maritime archeology, or marine biology at an accredited institution (including all science, engineering, social science, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas)
    • Minimum GPA of 3.3 at time of application and throughout the award time frame
    • U.S. Citizen
  • Enrollment level: Students enrolled in or planning to attend graduate-level programs are eligible to apply.

Engineering and Technical Science Achievement Scholarships
These funding opportunities are available from the Alpha Omega Epsilon National Foundation (AOE), a nonprofit organization encouraging female students to pursue degrees in fields related to engineering and technical science. Multiple scholarships are available.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $500 to $2,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Overall GPA of 3.0/4.0
    • Major in a field related to engineering or technical science
    • Enrollment in, or accepted for enrollment in, an ABET-accredited program also approved by AOE.
  • Enrollment level: Applicants must be undergraduates entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
This international scholarship program recognizes the work of Anita Borg, founder of the Institute for Women and Technology. Recipients are invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat in San Francisco.

  • Award: $10,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • “Maintain a strong academic record.”
    • Major in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical field
    • Demonstrated leadership potential and interest in furthering the involvement of women in computer science fields
  • Enrollment level: Applicants must be enrolled at undergraduate or graduate students at the time of application.

Palantir Scholarship for Women in Technology
This opportunity is sponsored by Silicon Valley software development firm, Palantir. The organization’s mission to “solve technical problems, so they can solve the human ones” includes an investment in educating tomorrow’s computer scientists.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $1,500 to $10,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Major in computer science or related field
  • Enrollment level: Undergraduate and graduate (including doctoral-level) students may apply.

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships (SWE)
The SWE is a professional organization supporting female professionals in the engineering industry. Multiple scholarships are available, but students only need to submit one application to be considered. More than 200 scholarships were awarded in 2013.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $1,000 to $10,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Enrollment in an ABET-accredited program in the next academic year
    • Major in a field related to engineering, technology, or computing
    • Full-time student status (there are some exceptions)
  • Enrollment level: Each scholarship is focused on a specific student demographic, including undergraduate, graduate, and re-entry and non-traditional learners.

BUSINESS

Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund (AWIB)
Female students of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry are encouraged to apply for this opportunity from the AWIB organization. The goal of these scholarships is to assist women who “have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders.”

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $2,500 to $5,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
    • Must be of demonstrable Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry
    • Demonstrated community leadership role or entrepreneurial experience
  • Enrollment level: Undergraduates who are enrolled full-time and have completed at least one semester are eligible to apply.

American Association of University Women Scholarships (AAUW)
The AAUW is committed to ensuring that “all women have a fair chance” at achieving their education and career goals. This is just one program through which the organization awards more than 200 scholarships each year.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $5,000 to $18,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Member of a minority group, including African American/Black, Hispanic/Mexican American, Native American, Native Alaskan American, Asian or Pacific Islander American
    • Demonstrated academic excellence
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: Students enrolled in MBA programs may be eligible for funding in their second year of study.

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships
This professional organization seeks to provide career and educational support for women interested in the field of accounting. Several scholarships are available annually.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Major in accounting with evidence of aptitude through previous coursework or experience in the field
    • Commitment to pursuing a career in finance or accounting
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: Scholarships are available at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate (i.e., doctoral) levels.

HORIZONS Scholarship
Women in Defense, a nonprofit organization, offers this scholarship program for women who are working in national defense or security, or are interested in pursuing careers in these fields.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $4,000 to $20,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Minimum GPA of 3.25
    • Desired majors include business (as it relates to national security and defense) as well as a range of other disciplines such as political science, economics, and international relations
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: Students currently enrolled as juniors or seniors at the undergraduate level, or in graduate programs, are eligible to apply.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Sponsored by Zonta International, an organization focused on “advancing the status of women worldwide,” this scholarship program seeks to support women with potential in the field of business.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $1,000 to $7,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • “An outstanding academic record”
    • Major in business or a business-related field
    • Demonstrated commitment to pursue a career in business
    • Nomination through a local Zonta club
  • Enrollment level: Applicants must be in at least the second year of an undergraduate program, or in a master’s program at the time of application.

Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship
Sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), this award is given to women affiliated with the DAR who is also in a graduate business administration program.

  • Award: $2,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25
    • Must be in a graduate business administration program
    • Must obtain a letter of sponsorship from a local DAR chapter
  • Enrollment level: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited business administration program.

MEDICINE

American Association of University Women Scholarships (AAUW)
The AAUW is committed to ensuring that “all women have a fair chance” at achieving their education and career goals. This is just one program through which the organization awards more than 200 scholarships each year.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $5,000 to $18,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Member of a minority group, including African American/Black, Hispanic/Mexican American, Native American, Native Alaskan American, Asian and Pacific Islander American
    • Demonstrated academic excellence
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: Students enrolled in their second or third year of medical school (i.e., MD, DO) may apply.

American Medical Women’s Association Medical Education Scholarships (AMWA)
These scholarships are awarded twice during the academic year to female students pursuing medical education. AMWA has a mission to “advance women in medicine and improve women’s health.”

  • Award: Four $1,000 scholarships are available.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Student membership status in AMWA at the national level
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: Students currently enrolled in medical school may apply.

Daughters of the American Revolution Nursing Scholarships
Multiple scholarships are available through a single application submission.

  • Award: One time awards of $1,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Enrolled in an accredited school of nursing or school of occupational therapy
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • U.S. citizenship
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the graduate level.

Daughters of the American Revolution Medical Scholarships
Multiple scholarships are available through a single application submission.

  • Award: Up to $5,000 annually for four consecutive years
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.25 for scholarship renewal
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • U.S. citizenship
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the graduate level to students enrolled in or accepted into accredited schools of medicine.

Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women
This opportunity is offered through a collaborative effort of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS).

  • Award: Amounts vary, up to $10,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Enrolled in medical school or graduate studies in a health-related field, such as public health, sociology, and psychology
    • Interest in conducting a research project
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the graduate level.

EDUCATION

Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships
These scholarships are based on academic merit and coordinated through the Daughters of the American Revolution. Multiple scholarships are available through a single application submission.

  • Award: Up to $1,500
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Enrolled in or accepted to attend an accredited program that prepares students to teach at the elementary or secondary level
    • Age 25 or older
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5
    • At least a college sophomore
    • U.S. citizenship
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Demographics

RETURNING/NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

American Association of University Women Career Development Grants (AAUW)
The AAUW is committed to ensuring that “all women have a fair chance” to achieve their education and career goals. This is just one program through which the organization awards financial assistance for education.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $2,000 to $12,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Plans to advance in current career field, change careers, or re-enter the workforce
    • Completed bachelor’s degree prior to June 30, 2009
    • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Enrollment level: This funding is awarded for undergraduate and graduate study, as well as the pursuit of a certificate or specialized training.

Emerge Scholarships
This nonprofit program was established to support “women whose educations have been interrupted, who have overcome significant obstacles, and who give back to their communities.”

  • Award: Amounts vary year to year, but recently ranged from $2,000 to $5,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Enrolled in or accepted into an educational institution
    • Age 25 or older
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Evidence of community service
  • Enrollment level: This funding is awarded for undergraduate and graduate study.

Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women Program
Best selling author Linda Lael Miller offers 10 scholarships each year to women who want “to pursue their goals of improving their lot in life through education.” The money awarded can be used for a range of expenses from tuition and food to childcare and transportation.

  • Award: Up to $1,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Age 25 or older
    • Enrolled in or accepted into a U.S. or Canadian college or university
    • Legal resident of the U.S. or Canada
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate and graduate level.

M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship
Offered through the American Physical Society, this opportunity is available to students whose careers in physics research were interrupted. Funding can be used to cover childcare and other expenses, as well as tuition and equipment.

  • Award: Up to $45,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Previous academic work toward a PhD
    • Established affiliation with an academic institution
    • Citizen, legal resident, or resident alien in the U.S. or Canada
  • Enrollment level: This funding is awarded at the doctoral level.

Talbots Women’s Scholarship Program
Funded by the Talbots’ Charitable Foundation, this program offers financial assistance to non-traditional, female students.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $5,000 to $30,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Completion of a high school diploma or GED prior to September 2004
    • Enrolled in or plans to enroll in an academic program at an accredited institution in the U.S. or Canada
    • At least two semesters or 24 credit hours remaining to complete a degree
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate level.

Mothers

Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarships
The Lifetime Adoption Foundation provides a range of nonprofit services focused on “the development of healthy and fulfilling futures.”

  • Award: Amounts vary.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • A birth mother who placed a child up for adoption from 1990 to the present
    • Minimum 2.0 GPA
    • Enrolled in or accepted into a part-time or full-time program
    • Drug free
  • Enrollment level: Awardees may attend vocational or undergraduate institutions.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Awards
This foundation seeks to continue the work of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and an ardent proponent of women’s rights and civil rights.

  • Award: up to $5,000, which may be used for school and living expenses while enrolled as a student
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • A mother with minor children
    • Enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution
    • Meet low-income status as defined by the program (e.g., annual family income of less than $20,000 for a family of two)
  • Enrollment level: Applicants must be pursuing vocational, undergraduate, or graduate level programs, including professional and doctoral degrees.

Military Veterans

Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship
The Army Women’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization, offers this funding as a way to recognize and support the service of women in the military.

  • Award: Amounts vary, but range from $1,000 to $2,500.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Honorable service in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, or Army National Guard
    • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5 for community college and technical certificate students; minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Enrollment level: Scholarships are available for study in community college programs, technical certificate programs, and at the undergraduate and graduate level at colleges and universities

Career Start Scholarship
This opportunity for a $500 scholarship is sponsored by the AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary, and offered to “members who are expanding, updating, and/or reentering the work force.” The award is handed out to three students annually.

  • Award: $500
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Current member of the AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary
    • Successful completion of at least one semester/quarter at an accredited technical or business school, or college or university
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Low-Income

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Women’s Scholarship Fund
Established to honor the work and mission of women’s rights supporter Jeannette Rankin, this fund seeks to help low-income women complete college degrees.

  • Award: up to $500
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Age 35 or older
    • Demonstrated low-income status as per the U.S. Department of Labor’s Lower Living Standard guidelines.
    • Enrolled in or accepted to a school that holds regional or ACICS accreditation
    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a technical or vocational education, associate degree, or first bachelor’s degree.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards
The Soroptimist volunteer organization seeks to “improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.” For women who provide the primary financial support in their households, this scholarship opportunity can make education goals a reality.

  • Award: $5,000 regional awards, with additional grants available ranging from $3,000 to $10,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Enrolled in or accepted into a program
    • Do not have a graduate degree
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: Students in vocational or other skills training programs, and undergraduate degree programs are eligible to apply.

Women’s Organizations

Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships
Multiple scholarships are available from this organization devoted to honoring the “memory of those courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who played such an important role in the founding of this nation.”

  • Award: $1,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Age 18-23 for the Jean Ibendahl Scholarship; age 24 or older for the Sister Thomas More Bertels award
    • Planned course work in agricultural leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or related subjects
    • A farmer or rancher, or close relative of a farmer, rancher, or other agricultural professional
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Prior knowledge or experience in agriculture
  • Enrollment level: Awards are made at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Executive Women International Scholarship Program (EWI)
This global women’s organization is focused on career development, professional networking, and community service. Competition for these scholarships takes place at the 70 regional chapters of the organization.

  • Award: Chapter level awards vary, and winners compete for corporate level scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • High school senior
    • Plan to enroll in a degree program at an accredited institution
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate level.

Girl Scouts Awards and Scholarships
The Girl Scouts organization provides a wide range of scholarships and grants, often affiliated with achievements within the Girl Scout programs and activities. Those interested in finding out more should use the website to search a national database of opportunities, and contact their local Girl Scout Council for more information about additional financial support.

Cleanly Cut Lawn Service Scholarship

Each year, Cleanly Cut recognizes outstanding students who are pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in agriculture and science or as an entrepreneur.

  • Award: $1,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • High school juniors and seniors
    • Minimum GPA of 3.25/4.0
    • Must be planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design, horticulture, agriculture, environmental sciences, science, or entrepreneurship.
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate level.

PEO STAR Scholarship
The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) aims to celebrate, educate, and motivate “women to achieve their highest aspirations.” One of the ways the group does this is through a series of education scholarships.

  • Award: $2,500
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • High school senior
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0
    • Plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution
    • Age 20 or younger
    • Citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate level.

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)
WISP, Inc. is a private organization focused on assisting survivors of domestic abuse to achieve their educational goals.

  • Award: Amounts are determined on an individual basis. Past amounts have averaged around $2,000.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • A survivor of partner abuse, separated from the relationship for one to seven years
    • Received services from a nonprofit agency through which a sponsor/mentor may be identified
    • Enrolled in or applied to an accredited school or program in the U.S.
    • Interested in education to advance current career, make a career change, or re-enter the workforce
    • Demonstrated financial need
    • Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.


Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting awards scholarships to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels.


Jeannette Rankin Foundation JRF Grant Program
Since 1976, Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 700 women.

 

Linda Lael Miller Scholarship
Linda Lael Miller will award $10,000 in scholarships to eligible women to pursue their goals of improving their lot in life through education. Applications for the 2013 Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women will be accepted from June 1, 2013, through close of business (5 p.m. CST) Friday, August 30, 2013.


National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women Education Grants
This area features sources of government and private funding that are available to support projects or organizations working to end violence against women, or to provide opportunities for individual survivors.


Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
In 2013, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $3000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Information about the 2013 application process is available here.


P.E.O International Philanthropies, or Educational Project
(PCE) was established in 1973 to provide need based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. The maximum one time grant is $3,000 though lesser amounts may be awarded according to available funds and financial need. The grant may not be used for living expenses or to repay loans of any kind.  It also may not be used to pay past educational expenses, including those previously paid with borrowed monies, credit card or student loans. While grants may be used for academic and technical courses, they are not intended to cover the cost of prerequisite courses necessary to secure admission into the final program of study. Furthermore, a PCE grant is not approved for use by those intending immediate continuation of their education beyond the program for which the grant is requested: e.g. associates to bachelors or bachelor to masters.


Possible Woman Scholarship
The mission of the Possible Woman Foundation is to provide scholarships for women to pursue non-traditional roles or occupations and to connect them with women trailblazers in these industries.  To learn more about the Possible Woman Foundation, contact Linda Wind at 972-724-3646, 770-856-4767 or linda@windenterprises.com.


S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a woman enrolled full-time and must submit three letters of recommendation, transcript, 150-word essay, and proof of enrollment.


Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund
Talbots believes in helping women through education and we are currently evaluating our scholarship program to ensure it is as impactful as possible given available resources and scholarship needsPlease feel free to check back with us for further details.


Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship
Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, established in 1988, Women In Defense encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. (This is not law enforcement or criminal justice.) The amount of the awards varies each year.


The Women's Independence Scholarship ProgramThe Women's Independence Scholarship Program, Inc. began as a program of The Sunshine Lady Foundation (SLF) in 1999 and since then has provided scholarships to over 2,000 women survivors of intimate partner abuse.

 

National Hook-up of Black Women, Inc. Our national agenda dedicates itself to improving the lives of women and their families through support of the arts, culture, health wellness, education, and human service programs.

 

National FFA Scholarship The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2013, SWE awarded over 200 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $550,000.

 

NDIA Lawrence F. Skibbie Graduate Scholarship AwardThe National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Lawrence F. Skibbie Graduate Student Scholarship of up to $10,000 is intended to support one or more advanced graduate student(s) in engineering, science, or management. The award will also include a suitable plaque.

 

Microsoft A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join a community of scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada and Mexico who share your passion for technology and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal—making a real difference in the software industry.

 

WIFLE WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. (both know as WIFLE) are organizations with a goal to achieve gender equity within federal law enforcement through the recruitment, retention and promotion of qualified women in law enforcement.

 

Presbyterian Church Scholarships are available to young women ages 18-25 to attend conferences and workshops as a representative of NNPCW. Events should be geared toward young adults or women.

 

American Agri-Women Resource Center Scholarships  Details of scholarships offered by the American Agri-Women Resource Center.  Please visit website.