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Scholarships for Women

Scholarships for Women

Celebrate girl power with scholarships, just for women!

Elizabeth Hoyt

March 05, 2014

Scholarships come in all varieties – race, ethnicity and, of course, gender.

Many celebrate fierce females by awarding remarkable women in certain fields of study or through various organizations which focus on different aspects, such as women’s studies, the empowerment of women and endowments specifically left to female students.

To help better organize your scholarship search, please note that the following awards for female students are listed according to deadline, with the earliest deadline appearing at the top of the page. Deadlines that vary will appear at the bottom of the list. As deadlines pass, opportunities will be refreshed as often as possible.

Here are some great scholarship, internship and award opportunities that celebrate the true meaning of girl power by enhancing the lives of women through educational opportunities:

STEM Scholarship for Women

Deadline: 7/15/14
Available To: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award: Varies

The STEM Scholarship for Women is available to female undergraduate and graduate students majoring in a STEM field.

You must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and rank within the top 30 percent of your class and have the minimum following standardized test scores in order to qualify for this award: SAT-Math of 600, Composition/Reading of 500 and ACT-Math of 29 and English of 25.

Get more information on the STEM Scholarship for Women.

Top 10 College Women Competition

Deadline: 9/15/14
Available To: College Junior through College Senior
Award: $20,000

The Top 10 College Women Competition is open to female students in the United States and Canada who will be full – time college juniors or seniors in the fall of 2015.

You must demonstrate leadership experience, personal involvement in community and campus affairs and academic excellence to be considered for this award.

You must also submit an essay of 500 words or less describing your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and future goals.

Get more information on the Top 10 College Women Competition.

Asian Women in Business Scholarship

Deadline: 9/15/14
Available To: College Freshman through College Senior
Award: $2,500

The Asian Women In Business Scholarship is available to female students of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry.

You must be enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate program in the United States; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; and demonstrate leadership, community service, and/or entrepreneurial achievement to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Asian Women in Business Scholarship.

Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest

Deadline: 1/31/15
Available To: High School Freshman through College Senior
Award: Varies

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Essay Contest on Biographies of Contemporary Women in Mathematics is open to all students in three categories: grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and college undergraduates.

Your essay must be primarily based on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career and be approximately 500 to 1000 words in length.

The winning essays will be posted on the AWM web page and the grand prize winner will have his or her essay published in the AWM Newsletter.

Get more information on the Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest.

Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Rolling
Available To: College Freshman to Graduate Year 5
Award: Varies

The Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship is available to birth mothers who have placed a child for adoption any time after 1990.

You must be able to present verification of finalization from the adoption professional that handled the adoption.

Women that have placed a child for adoption through Lifetime Adoption Center are given priority.

In addition, you must be drug-free, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and show proof of part- or full-time enrollment, or intention of enrollment in an accredited educational or trade institution to be eligible for this award.

An essay is also required.

Get more information on the Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Deadline: Rolling
Available To:Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award: Varies

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program is available to graduate-level students, particularly females and minorities, interested in independent research in oceanography, marine biology or maritime archaeology.

You must be a U.S. citizen currently pursuing or intending to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology and must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Priority will be given to applicants who are interested in studying fisheries and coastal ecosystems; coastal navigation, hazard response and management; and geological dynamics and biogeochemical cycles.

Applications are found strictly online through Grants.gov, searching for grant announcement NOAA-EPP-MIS-2007-200802.

Get more information on the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program.


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