Scholarships for Women

Celebrate girl power with scholarships, just for women!

Elizabeth Hoyt

May 31, 2016

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.

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.

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:

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.

Slaymaker- Kinsey Academic Achievement Award

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $150

The Slaymaker- Kinsey Academic Achievement Award is available to initiated, active members of Alpha Xi Delta.

You must have the highest GPA in your chapter to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Slaymaker- Kinsey Academic Achievement Award.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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