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Scholarships for Women

Scholarships for Women

Celebrate girl power with scholarships, just for women!

Elizabeth Hoyt

January 12, 2015

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:

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.

Delayed Education Scholarship for Women

Deadline: 2/01/15
Available To: College Sophomore through College Senior
Award: Varies

The Delayed Education Scholarship for Women is open to mature female undergraduate students whose undergraduate studies have been delayed.

You must be majoring in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field to be considered for this award.

Get more information on the Delayed Education Scholarship for Women.

Women’s Environmental Council Scholarship

Deadline: 2/01/15
Available To: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 2
Award: $1,000

The Women’s Environmental Council Scholarship is available to female undergraduate and graduate students who are attending school in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties in California.

You must be interested in pursuing a career in the environmental field and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for this award.

Eligible majors include, but are not limited to: architecture, biology, chemistry, environmental science, ecology, engineering, forestry, geology, or urban planning.

Get more information on the Women’s Environmental Council Scholarship.

Dell Scholarship – Society of Women Engineers

Deadline: 2/16/15
Available To: College Junior through College Senior
Award: $2,250

The Dell Scholarship is open to female junior and senior students majoring in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer engineering and computer science.

You must be accepted into an ABET-accredited program and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Dell Scholarship – Society of Women Engineers.

Ford Scholarship – Society of Women Engineers

Deadline: 2/16/15
Available To: College Sophomore through College Junior
Award: $1,000

The Ford Motor Company Scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors majoring in engineering. You must have been accepted into an ABET-accredited program to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Ford Scholarship – Society of Women Engineers.

Chrysler Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 2/16/15
Available To: College Sophomore through College Senior
Award: $2,500

The Chrsyler Foundation Scholarship is open to female undergraduate students majoring in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science.

You must be accepted into an ABET-accredited program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Get more information on the Chrysler Foundation Scholarship.

Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 2/16/15
Available To: College Sophomore through College Senior
Award: $3,000

The Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship is open to female sophomore, junior, and senior students majoring in astronautical engineering and aeronautical / aerospace engineering.

You must be accepted into an ABET-accredited program to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship.

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

Deadline: 3/31/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: $1,000

Sponsored by the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc, the Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister to Sister” Scholarship is available to African-American female students.

To be considered, you must be 25 years of age or older and be returning to college after your education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands.

You must also submit a 300- to 500-word essay on the following topic: “Having experienced a moment of epiphany, as if your eyes were opened to a need within a community in which you were raised, born, or exposed; describe this moment and your perception about it.”

Get more information on the Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister to Sister” Scholarship.

STEM Scholarship for Women

Deadline: 4/15/15
Available To: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award: $2,000

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.

International Fellowship – American Association of University Women

Deadline: 12/01/15
Available To: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 5
Award: $30,000

The International Fellowship is available to female international students pursuing graduate or postgraduate study.

You must have already applied to your proposed graduate institution by the deadline date.

Your selection for this award will be based on academic record, professional potential and the potential to improve the lives of women and girls in your home country.

Preference will be given to women residing in their home countries at the time of application.

Get more information on the International Fellowship – American Association of University Women.

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.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Ages: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Amount: Varies

The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is open to young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students who seek experience in HIV-related public policy and government affairs.

You must have strong research, writing and organizational skills and a willingness to work in a professional office. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical.

Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative process is preferred.

People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply.

Get more information on the Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship.

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