Scholarships for Women

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 09, 2016

Scholarships for Women

Celebrate girl power with scholarships, just for women!

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.

It’s no secret that scholarships come in all varieties – race, ethnicity and, of course, gender. However, that’s only because of the dedication women of the past put into 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 opportunities, such as scholarships for women.

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

General Electric Women’s Network Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/16
Available to: College Sophomores through College Seniors
Award Amount: 15 Awards of $5,000

The General Electric Women’s Network Scholarship is available to female sophomore, junior, and senior students majoring in engineering.

Get more information on the General Electric Women’s Network Scholarship.

Buick Achievers Scholarship

Deadline: 2/29/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 50 Awards of $25,000

The Buick Achievers Scholarship is available to full – time entering freshmen and current undergraduate students.

You must be majoring in a specified course of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or another program of study related to the automotive industry to be eligible for this award.

Special consideration will be given to those who are a first-generation college student, female, minority, military veteran, or a dependent of military personnel.

Learn more information about the Buick Achievers Scholarship.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship

Deadline: 3/01/16
Available to: College Sophomores through College Juniors
Award Amount: Varies

Sponsored by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC), 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.”

Get more information on the Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship.

NSCA Women’s Scholarship

Deadline: 3/15/16
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $1,500

The NSCA Women’s Scholarship is available to female students ages 17 and older.

You must be pursuing a degree in a strength and conditioning-related field to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the NSCA Women’s Scholarship.

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 3/18/16
Available to: Minimum Age 35 Years
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 information about the Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship.

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

Deadline: 4/01/16
Available to: College Freshman through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards of $500

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 35 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 500-word essay on the following topic: “In the recent political scene, the issue of “Black Lives Matter” keeps coming up. Do you think Black lives really matter, and why?”

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

Women in Technology Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/16
Available to: Female Students; Ages 18 and Over
Award Amount: $2,500

Sponsored by Buildium, the Women in Technology Scholarship is available to female students who are enrolled in a product design, interaction design, engineering, and computer science, or user experience design program.

To be considered you must explain in 1001-words or less, who the woman in product design or software engineering or development you admire most and why.

Get more information on the Women in Technology Scholarship.

Women in STEM Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/16
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.

Learn more information about the Women in STEM Scholarship.

Gals Go Fish Scholarship

Deadline: 7/15/16
Available to: College Juniors through College Seniors
Award Amount: $500

The Gals Go Fish Scholarship is available to full-time female students who reside and attend school in Missouri or Kansas.

You must be majoring in the environmental sciences and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Learn more information about the Gals Go Fish 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.

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 information about the Women and Leadership Program, Panama City.

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.

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.

Robert W. Baird Fellowship for Women

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 2
Award Amount: Varies

The Robert W. Baird Fellowship for Women is available to female students at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. You must be pursuing a career in finance and be committed to advancing the interests of women in business to qualify for this award.

Learn more information about the Robert W. Baird Fellowship for Women.

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.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Ages: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award 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.

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.

Women and Leadership Program, Panama City

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

Provided by the Leadership exCHANGE, 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.

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