Scholarships for Women

Celebrate girl power with scholarships, just for women!

Elizabeth Hoyt

March 08, 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:

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.

Career Women’s Network Scholarship

Deadline: 3/15/17
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Career Women’s Network Scholarship is available to non – traditional female students from Central Georgia. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Career Women’s Network 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.

Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: 3/31/17
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 31 Awards of $1,500

The Chicana/ Latina Foundation Scholarship Program is open to women of Chicana/ Latina heritage who reside and attend school in select counties in Northern California. Undergraduate students must have completed 12 semester units and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be considered for this award. Graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Learn more about the Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program.

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.

Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 4/12/17
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500

The Association for Women in Architecture Foundation Scholarship is available to female students who reside or attend school in California. You must be majoring in architecture, landscape architecture, urban and land planning, interior design, or environmental design to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Association for Women in Architecture Foundation 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.

Women On Par Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/17
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards from $500-$1,000

The Women On Par Scholarship is available to female undergraduate students in the U.S. and Canada. You must be at least 30 years of age and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. You must also be a first time applicant to school, or be returning to school after an absence to complete a degree.

Learn more about the Women On Par 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.

S.P.R.O.W.T (Supporting and Promoting Real Opportunities for Women to Thrive) Scholarship

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

The S.P.R.O.W.T (Supporting and Promoting Real Opportunities for Women to Thrive) Scholarship is open to non-traditional female students who are following a non-traditional educational path. You must be a resident of, and planning to attend a school in California in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the S.P.R.O.W.T (Supporting and Promoting Real Opportunities for Women to Thrive) 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.

Vivienne Camp Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 4 awards of $4,350

The Vivienne Camp Scholarship is awarded to two young Jewish men and two young Jewish women for college or vocational studies at a post-secondary California institution. You must reside in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo or Sonoma counties in California. You must also demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. Deadlines vary; therefore, it is encouraged that you apply early.

Learn more about the Vivienne Camp Scholarship.

“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.

International Student Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 2 Awards for 100% of Tuition

The International Student Scholarship is available to entering full – time freshmen at the College of Saint Elizabeth. You must be an international student in the Women’s College to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the International Student 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.

Women’s University Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 6 Awards of $1,000

The Women’s University Scholarship is available to students at Northwest University.

Learn more about the Women’s University 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.

Women of Oakland University Critical Difference Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,500

The Women of Oakland University Critical Difference Scholarship is available to students at Oakland University who are single heads of households and have had their education interrupted for at least one year. You must have earned at least 16 credits at the university level and have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Women of Oakland University Critical Difference 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.

Florida Association of Women Lawyers Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 through Year 3
Award Amount: Varies

The Florida Association of Women Lawyers Scholarship is available to students at Saint Thomas University, School of Law. You must demonstrate financial need and be active in school and community activities to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Florida Association of Women Lawyers Scholarship.

Business Scholarship for Single Women

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: $300

The Business Scholarship for Single Women is available to female students at Thomas Nelson Community College. You must be majoring in business, be enrolled in at least three hours and have completed six hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 to qualify for this award.

Learn more about the Business Scholarship for Single Women.

Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund

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

The Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund is available to lesbians, bisexual women, and female identified transgender individuals ages 18- 25 whose own families have withdrawn emotional and/or financial support because of their sexual and/or gender identity. This award promotes growth and self-sufficiency in young women by providing grants covering vocational/ technical training, licensing fees, college application fees and the like. Applicants must reside within the United States to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Bee Winkler Weinstein Fund.

Esther Shiller Memorial Endowment Loan Fund for College Loans

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $6,000

The Esther Shiller Memorial Endowment Loan Fund for College Loans is available to Jewish men and women who demonstrate academic promise, financial need and the ability to repay the loans. You must be able to provide a qualified guarantor (co-signer). Additionally, you must be a resident of San Francisco, San Mateo, northern Santa Clara, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda or Contra Costa counties in California.

Learn more about the Esther Shiller Memorial Endowment Loan Fund for College Loans.

Center for the Education of Women

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 40 Awards from $1,000 – $8,000

The Center for the Education of Women is available to returning women students at the University of Michigan. You must have had an interruption in education during which no academic credit was earned. You must be pursuing a clear educational goal in any undergraduate, graduate or professional program, full or part time, at any campus. Selection will be based on your strength of motivation, academic record, potential and creative and scholarly contributions.

Learn more about the Center for the Education of Women.

Remember, there are plenty of additional scholarships available that aren’t exclusive to women. Check your scholarship matches regularly for more opportunities you qualify for.

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