Scholarships for Women

Celebrate girl power with scholarships, just for women!

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 21, 2017

Scholarships for Women

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? This month, we’re celebrating by highlighting unique scholarships for amazing female students.

Scholarships for women are offered to celebrate not only the achievements and accomplishments of the many great women who have paved the way to this modern day, but also to further the educational opportunities of young women of future generations.

Once of the best ways to honor such extraordinary women of the past is to take advantage of the opportunities awarded for your future – opportunities that, without their hard work, determination and efforts, would not be available to you today.

Scholarships are given for all different reasons. For example, some are based on race, ethnicity and, of course, gender. Gender became one of these categories because of the dedication women of the past who fought for equal educational opportunities for women.

And, while many still believe there’s progress to be made, one of the best ways to do so is by taking your future into your own hands and seizing such opportunities.

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.

Also, check out more information on financial aid, specifically for female students. It’s another great resource for any female looking for helpful ways to pay for school.

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 opportunities that celebrate the true meaning of those who fought for women’s equality by enhancing the lives of women through educational opportunities:

Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister to Sister” Scholarship

Deadline: 2/27/17
Available to: Females, College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister to Sister” Scholarship is available to African – American female students. To be considered, you must be returning to college after your education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands, or be entering college for the first time because of these factors. You must also submit a 500 – word essay to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister to Sister” Scholarship.

Love Your Body Poster Contest

Deadline: 3/01/17
Available to: Females, High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $250

The Love Your Body Poster Contest is open to female students. To enter, you must create a poster that may be used as part of a national campaign to counteract the media’s use of narrow, unrealistic, negative images of women; and / or challenge advertisers that profit from women’s dissatisfaction with their bodies. Posters should be graphically attractive and use a dynamic message. Images that demonstrate that beauty is not limited by body size, body type, ethnicity, age or physical appearance are preferred. Winning posters will be displayed in schools and other public settings.

Learn more about the Love Your Body Poster Contest.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship

Deadline: 3/01/17
Available to: College Sophomores through College Juniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship is available to African – American female students majoring in journalism, economics, or a related field. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also submit a 1000 – word essay on the following topic: Your Career Plans and their Relevance to the Dr. Julianne Malveaux Program Theme: “Black Women’s Hands Can Rock the World.”

Learn more about the Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship.

GFWC-Hastings Women’s Club “Jumpstart Your Future” Scholarship

Deadline: 3/15/17
Available to: Females, College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000

The GFWC-Hastings Women’s Club “Jumpstart Your Future” Scholarship is available to female students who are residents of the Barry County area. You must be a graduate of a Hastings area high school and work part-time to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the GFWC-Hastings Women’s Club “Jumpstart Your Future” Scholarship.

Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship

Deadline: 3/15/17
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $2,500

The Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship is available to female students who are returning to school to upgrade their education and employment skills so as to better provide for their families. You must reside and attend school in Virginia and be the head of your household to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship.

The Future is Female Scholarship

Deadline: 3/31/17
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $3,000

The Future is Female Scholarship is available to female students. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also answer five short essay questions.

Learn more about the The Future is Female Scholarship.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Deadline: 4/01/17
Available to: Females, Ages 16-19
Award Amount: $1,000

The Young Women In Public Affairs Award is available to female students who are 16 to 19 years of age. You must reside in a Zonta district / region, or be a citizen of a Zonta country to be eligible for this award. You must also demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes.

Learn more about the Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

Society of Iranian American Women for Education Scholarship

Deadline: 4/02/17
Available to: Females, College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: Varies

The Society of Iranian American Women for Education Scholarship is available to full-time female students enrolled in one of the schools in the Alamo Community College District. You must be of Iranian descent, in legal F-1 status or Non F-1 VISA Holder and demonstrate financial need with a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Society of Iranian American Women for Education Scholarship.

Women in STEM Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/17
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $3,000

The Women in STEM Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate female students. You must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Women in STEM Scholarship.

Mike Eidson Scholarship

Deadline: 5/01/17
Available to: Females Graduate Students, Year 3
Award Amount: $5,000

The Mike Eidson Scholarship is available to third-year law students. You must be a female student with a demonstrated commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, and show dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution and to the concept of a fair trial to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Mike Eidson Scholarship.

Women in Technology Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline: 5/01/17
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $2,500

The Women in Technology Scholarship Essay Contest is open to female students currently enrolled in the 12th grade at a New Mexico high school. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1200 words that answers some or all of the technology based questions on the sponsor’s website in order to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the Women in Technology Scholarship Essay Contest.

Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 5/15/17
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $7,000

The Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship is open to full – time female students majoring in engineering.

Learn more about the Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship.

Martha Lofton Scholarship

Deadline: 5/15/17
Available to: Females, Ages 14-18
Award Amount: $450

The Martha Lofton Scholarship is available to female students attending alternative high schools in the greater Kansas City region.

Learn more about the Martha Lofton Scholarship.

Women in Science UAV Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/17
Available to: Females, College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500

The Women in Science UAV Scholarship is available to female students who are choosing to pursue science at University of Massachussetts at Amherst, Deanna Kenyon. You must demonstrate financial need, and submit an essay to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Women in Science UAV Scholarship.

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship is available to female students who are age 35 or older. You must be a low – income student pursuing a technical / vocational education, associate’s degree, or first bachelor’s degree at a regionally or ACICS accredited school to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship.

Citizens Bank Womens Athletic Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available To: College Freshmen to College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Citizens Bank Womens Athletic Scholarship is open to female students at the University of Rhode Island.

You must be a Rhode Island high school graduate, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate outstanding athletic talent, loyalty, ethics, leadership and discipline to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Citizens Bank Womens Athletic Scholarship.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $10,000

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) is available to women entering or enrolled in vocational or undergraduate education. You must be the primary financial support for your family and demonstrate financial need. You must demonstrate motivation to achieve your educational and career goals. You must reside in of the Soroptimist International of the America’ member countries or territories to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards.

“Salute to Mothers” Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Females, College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: $1,000

The “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship is available to female students at Bucks County Community College. You must be supporting at least one child while attending BCCC, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled in at least six credit hours to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship.

Nancy Yates Eby Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Nancy Yates Eby Scholarship is available to female students attending Baker College of Flint. You must be a single mother and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to marketing majors.

Learn more about the Nancy Yates Eby Scholarship.

Association for Women in Sports Media Intern/Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,000

The Association for Women in Sports Media Intern/Scholarship is available to full-time female students who are interested in a career in sports media.

You must be majoring in public relations, broadcasting, writing, or copy editing to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Association for Women in Sports Media Intern/Scholarship.

Women and Leadership Program, Panama City

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Women and Leadership Program, Panama City is open to female students from around the world who are interested in participating in a four-week program in Panama City, Panama, that includes: university courses, cultural activities and community service. Prospective students are evaluated based on the quality of application and may be contacted for an interview.

Learn more about the Women and Leadership Program, Panama City.

Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship is available to African – American female undergraduate students. You must be at least 35 years of age and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also submit a 500 – word essay on the following topic: “Challenges to the Mature Student and How I Overcame Them.”

Learn more about the Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship.

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 3
Award Amount: $2,000

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is available to female students in the United States and Canada.

You must be a citizen of the US or Canada and attend a college or university in the US or Canada.

You must be within 24 months of completing your educational goal and have spent at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student during your adult life to be eligible for this award.

Students in doctoral and professional degree programs are not eligible.

Learn more information about the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education.

AAUW-Greater Naples Branch Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The AAUW-Greater Naples Branch Scholarship is available to female students who are at least 21 years of age. You must be currently enrolled at an accredited institution, be a resident of Collier or Southern Lee County and demonstrate financial need to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the AAUW-Greater Naples Branch Scholarship.

Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available To: College Freshmen to Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 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.

Madeline P. Peterson Scholarship for American Indian Women

Deadline: Varies
Available To: College Freshmen
Award Amount: $4,000

The Madeline P. Peterson Scholarship for American Indian Women is open to incoming freshmen women at the University of Iowa who have a tribal affiliation.

You may renew the award for three additional years (for a total of eight semesters).

The scholarship is intended to financially assist students who otherwise would be unable to attend college.

There is no application required, qualified students are automatically considered.

Get more information on the Madeline P. Peterson Scholarship for American Indian Women.

Burlingame/Gerrity Horticultural Therapy Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500

The Burlingame/ Gerrity Horticultural Therapy Scholarship is available to female students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in horticultural therapy.

Learn more information about the Burlingame/Gerrity Horticultural Therapy Scholarship.

Columbus Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Columbus Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship is available to female students at least 25 years of age who have been residents of Bartholomew County for at least one year. You must be attending an accredited post- secondary institution to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Columbus Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship.

Women in Wireless Communications Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: Varies

The Women in Wireless Communications Scholarship is available to female students in the College of Technology at Idaho State University.

You must be enrolled in the electronic wireless telecommunications program and demonstrate a strong academic performance, involvement in co-curricular activities and future goals in the field of wireless communications to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Women in Wireless Communications Scholarship.

Tyler J. Viney Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Females, College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Tyler J. Viney Memorial Scholarship is available to fourth- and fifth-year students enrolled in the departments or schools of architecture at the following colleges: Prairie View A&M University, Rice University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Houston, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at San Antonio. You must demonstrate potential architectural talent and an interest in photography to be eligible for this award. Priority will be given to minority or female students.

Learn more about the Tyler J. Viney Memorial Scholarship.

Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

The Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award is available to female African -American students.

You must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school program to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award.

O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: 8 Awards of $5,000

The O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship is available to female high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in a four-year undergraduate program.

You must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship.

Need money to pay for college?

Every semester, Fastweb helps thousands of students pay for school by matching them to scholarships, grants and awards for which they actually qualify. Sign up today to get started. You'll find scholarships like the Course Hero's $5,000 Scholarship, and easy to enter scholarships like Niche $2,000 No Essay Scholarship.


Join the Discussion