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Financial Aid for Female Students

Explore financial aid opportunities and resources for female students.

The Fastweb Team

March 04, 2020

Financial Aid for Female Students
Female students can find financial aid opportunities that are completely exclusive to them. With the help of these resources, female students can hope to better afford college tuition. For even more funding opportunities, check out scholarships for women.


This page provides a database list of more than 1,000 professional and academic fellowships in the U.S. and throughout the world. You can search by fellowship type, discipline and even your desired fellowship location. Graduate Fellowship Notebook (Cornell)
The fellowship notebook at Cornell contains a large searchable text database of graduate fellowships, including fellowships specifically for women and minorities. Fellowship Listing at Yale University
This page lists fellowship programs and other resources for graduate students in computer science, with a focus on women and minorities. This page is part of the Ada Project (TAP).

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)
AAUW is a nationwide organization dedicated to promoting education and equity for women and girls. The AAUW Foundation offers direct support to women through fellowships, grants and awards; research; voter education; educational resources; grassroots activism; community action projects; and legal assistance against sex discrimination in higher education. Jeannette Rankin Foundation
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation Women's Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to low-income women age 35 or older who are US citizens. The deadline is March 1. Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
The Patsy Mink Foundation offers scholarships for low-income women with children each year. Raise the Nation
Raise the Nation provides scholarships to single parent women and their children who demonstrate financial need. Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards
The Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards provide scholarships to women who are the primary wage-earner for their family and demonstrate financial need. Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship Foundation
Women In Defense (WID) established the HORIZONS Scholarship Foundation to assist women who are pursuing or plan to pursue, careers related to US national security. Women's Independence Scholarship Program
The Women's Independence Scholarship Program provides scholarships to survivors of domestic violence and people who work in the field of domestic violence (e.g., women's shelter staff).

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