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Women's Scholarships

Make sure to visit our Kansas State non-traditional and local scholarships webpage for further women's scholarship opportunities.

General

American Physical Society Scholarships

The American Physical Society offers many scholarships for women pursuing careers in physics or physics education.

  • Award: Varies
  • Eligibility requirements: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies
American Association of University Women Scholarships

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.

  • Award: Varies $2,000-$30,000
  • Eligibility requirements: Varies
  • Enrollment level: Applicants must be pursuing graduate level programs, including professional and doctoral degrees.
  • Deadline: Varies
The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships

The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting awards scholarships to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. You may apply for more than one scholarship, with the exception of Women In Transition and Women in Need.

  • Award: Varies
  • Eligibility requirements: Varies
  • Enrollment level: Applicants must be pursuing undergraduate, or graduate level programs, including professional and doctoral degrees.
  • Deadline: Closed for 2016
Program for Continuing Education Scholarship

The Program for Continuing Education (P.C.E.) 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. It is funded by the Philanthropic Educational Organization.

  • Award: $5,000 regional awards, with additional grants available ranging from $3,000 to $10,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Is returning to school after a consecutive 24 month absence.
    • Enrolled in a certificate or undergraduate program.
    • Is within 24 months of graduating.
  • Enrollment level: This scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Deadline: Ongoing

Mothers

Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarships

The Lifetime Adoption Foundation provides a range of non-profit services focused on “the development of healthy and fulfilling futures.”  This is a faith-based organization.

  • 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: Applicants may attend vocational or undergraduate institutions.
  • Deadline: Varies
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.
  • Deadline: Closed for 2016

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
  • Deadline: January 15, 2017
AMVETS 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: This scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Deadline: Closed for 2016
AMVETS Auxiliary National Scholarship

This opportunity for a $750-$1,000 scholarship is sponsored by the AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary. The award is handed out to seven students annually.

  • Award: $750-$1,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Current member, child, or grandchild of a member of the AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate level to students in at least their second year.
  • Deadline: Closed for 2016
AMVETS National Sackette Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary.The award is handed out to seven students annually.

  • Award: $750-$1,000
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Sponsorship by a Sackette Unit
    • Enrolled in nursing school
    • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Deadline: Closed for 2016

Low-Income

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Women’s Scholarship Fund - Opens November 2016

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:
    • Provide primary financial support for yourself and dependents.
    • Enrolled in a vocational or undergraduate 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.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2016

Women’s Organizations

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.
  • Enrollment level: These scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a technical or vocational education, associate degree, or first bachelor's degree.
  • Deadline: Ongoing