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Scholarships for Women

Scholarships for Women

Celebrate girl power with scholarships, just for women!

Elizabeth Hoyt

March 02, 2015

March, being Women’s History Month, is a time 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 celebrate the opportunities that such accomplishments have opened to the 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:

Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco Scholarship

Deadline: 3/27/15
Available to: College Junior through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

The Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco Scholarship is available to female students majoring in finance or a financial services field at an accredited Bay Area college or university.

You must have a minimum 3.4 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco 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.

Illinois CPA Society Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship

Deadline: 4/01/15
Available to: College Senior through Graduate Students, Year 2
Award Amount: $4,000

The Illinois CPA Society Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship is open to female accounting students. You must be a U.S. citizen residing in Illinois and enrolled in an Illinois college or university.

You must also have completed four years of education, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and plan to sit for the CPA Examination in Illinois within three years of your application date.

Get more information on the Illinois CPA Society Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship.

Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 4/05/15
Available to: Ages 17-18 Years
Award Amount: $2,000

The Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship is available to female high school seniors who plan to enter college in the fall.

To be eligible for this award you must be involved in golf, be a U.S. citizen, and demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA.

Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, excellence of character and involvement in the sport of golf.

Skill or excellence in golf is not a criterion.

Get more information on the Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship .

STEM Scholarship for Women

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

Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 4/22/15
Available To: College Sophomore through Graduate Student, Year 2
Award Amount: $2,500

The Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship is open to female students who have, by April 22, 2015, completed at least 18 units in: architecture; landscape architecture; civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering as related to architecture; urban and land planning; interior design; or environmental design.

You must be a resident of California or be attending a California school to be eligible for this award. A portfolio, two letters of recommendation and a personal statement are also required.

Get more information on the Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship.

Michele L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: 4/30/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: $1,000

Provided by the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, the Michele L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship is available to female undergraduate students earning a degree in accounting.

Preference is given to women returning to college from the work force or after raising children.

Get more information on the Michele L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship.

Rhonda J.B. O’Leary Memorial Scholarship – Seattle Chapter AFWA

Deadline: 4/30/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $2,000

Provided by the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, the Rhonda J.B. O’Leary Memorial Scholarship – Seattle Chapter AFWA is available to female undergraduate and graduate students.

You must be attending an accredited school within the state of Washington and be earning a degree in accounting to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Rhonda J.B. O’Leary Memorial Scholarship – Seattle Chapter AFWA.

OutputLinks Woman of Distinction Scholarship

Deadline: 5/01/15
Available to: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

The OutputLinks Woman of Distinction Scholarship is available to female students pursuing a career in document management or graphic communications.

You must demonstrate academic ability and participation in extracurricular activities to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the OutputLinks Woman of Distinction Scholarship.

Exelon Corporation Scholarship – Society of Women Engineers

Deadline: 5/15/15
Available To: College Freshman
Award Amount: $1,000

The Exelon Corporation Scholarship is open to full-time female freshman students majoring in engineering.

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

Laurels Fund Scholarship

Deadline: 5/15/15
Available to: Graduate Student, Year 3 through Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Provided by the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting, the Laurels Fund Scholarship is available to female students pursuing advanced degrees in accounting.

You must be a Ph.D. student who has completed comprehensive exams prior to the previous fall semester to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Laurels Fund Scholarship.

Women’s Self Worth Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/15
Available to: College Freshman through College Senior
Award Amount: $6,000

Provided by the American Indian College Fund, the Women’s Self Worth Foundation Scholarship is available to Native American/Alaska Native undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time in a tribal college or university.

You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Women’s Self Worth Foundation Scholarship.

International Fellowship – American Association of University Women

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

Citizens Bank Womens Athletic Scholarship

Deadline: Rolling
Available To: College Freshman to College Senior
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.

Madeline P. Peterson Scholarship for American Indian Women

Deadline: Rolling
Available To:College Freshman
Award Amount: $4,000

The Madeline P. Peterson Scholarship for American Indian Women is open to incoming freshman 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.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Ages: College Freshman through Graduate Student, 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 Freshman 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 Freshman 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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