Last updated: September 13, 2017

In 1960, women made up almost 38 percent of the college enrollment. Today, female students outnumber their male counterparts (at 56 percent), and are projected to outpace male enrollment growth into 2026, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Since women represent over half of enrollment and the cost of higher education is at an all time high, the need for financial assistance is a familiar concept for millions. Fortunately there are thousands of scholarships and fellowships catered to women, so the cost of college shouldn’t deter anyone from earning an undergraduate or graduate degree.

To learn more about how you can pay for college, follow this guide and use our interactive tool to sort through the scholarship opportunities for women that you qualify for. But first, let’s not forget how far women have come since the 19th century beginning with the first coeducational college in the U.S., Oberlin College.

Evolution of Women & Education

Scholarships and student loans impact the success of American female leaders who have contributed to technological and medical advances, economic progress, the prosperity of our country and more. The former First Lady, Michelle Obama, partly attributes her success to the help of scholarships and financial aid, based on a speech given by former President Barack Obama:

“Michelle and I, we're only where we are today because scholarships and student loans gave us a shot at a great education. 
— Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you came from, there are many opportunities available to help you pay for college—find the combination that works best for you.

How to Pay for College

1

Scholarships

There are thousands of scholarships for women, which are awarded by local organizations, private companies, societies and more.

 
2

Grants

Grants don’t need to be paid back and are based on your financial circumstances. They are usually funded by the federal government, your state or college.

 
3

Fellowships

While scholarships usually fund tuition, fellowships typically cover graduate study, research projects and abroad experiences without needing to be paid back.

 
4

Student Loans

You can borrow money from the government or a bank, but it needs to be paid back with interest. The federal government offers many loan options—fill out the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for financial aid.

 
5

Federal Work-Study Program

Provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to pay education expenses.

 
 

If you’re just beginning the process of finding suitable scholarships, make sure you’re prepared for the application process by starting a folder with the assets below.

Scholarship Application Preparation

Not all scholarships are based off of your GPA, but most need to verify your high school education to qualify. Try to get certified copies of your transcript early, so you have plenty of time to meet the deadline.
Although there are scholarship opportunities that aren’t merit-based, it’s valuable to take the SAT or ACT standardized tests in case it’s a scholarship qualification.
Your scholarship essay is what will bring attention to your application out of the pool of applicants. That’s why it’s important to craft a stand out piece that attests to your experience, adheres to the scholarship guidelines and most importantly, highlights your true personality.
Letters of recommendation are a true judgement of your character—something that can’t be revealed through your test scores or transcript. Reach out to former teachers, counselors or bosses, so that they can speak to your qualifications. You may also want to provide them with a resume that outlines your achievements and goals as well.
 

Whether you’re the valedictorian or have earned average grades, there are hundreds of scholarships to choose from. Below are a few types of scholarships you can look for.

Scholarship Opportunities for Women

Instructions: Click through the dropdowns below to sort by your intended major, award amount or if you’re looking for need-based aid. Click the box for a larger view.

The Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or naturalized citizens who are legally blind. Awards are given to female undergraduate and graduate level students studying religious or classical music.

The R.L. Gillette Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Legally blind women pursuing a four year undergraduate degree in literature or music are eligible for this award. The American Foundation for the Blind gives awards in order to support and encourage one's full potential.

Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists offers scholarship awards to aspiring women journalists. Application periods run twice per year. Current eligibility requirements can be found on the scholarship's website.

A Room of Her Own (AROHO)

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Varies

The Gift of Freedom Award helps bridge the gap between a woman’s artistic creation and her financial reality. Current genres and eligibility requirements are listed on the website.

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc.

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Grants are available to fiction and nonfiction writers, poets, visual artists and mixed-genre categories (illustration and text) to feminist women in the arts. Two application periods are available each year.

YoungArts

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

YoungArts offers female aspiring artists in grades 10-12 the ability to grow their abilities through mentorships, national recognition and other opportunities related to the pursuit of a career in the arts.

New York Women in Communication Foundation Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to women in the communication and journalism fields. Students can be graduate, undergraduate or high school students. Students must reside in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut or Pennsylvania.

Michele L. McDonald Memorial

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 29, 2018

Candidates must be pursuing a degree in accounting to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to applicants who are returning to college from the workforce or after raising children.

Moss Adams Foundation

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 29, 2018

Women pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting are eligible. Applicants must be of a minority group, returning to school as a junior or senior or be pursuing a fifth year requirement.

Asian Women In Business Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to women of Asian descent who are enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year undergraduate U.S. institution. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

EFWA Institute of Management Accountants IMA®

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: June 29, 2018

To be eligible, candidates must be the primary support for her family, and pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting. She must be in her completing her sophomore year of studies.

EFWA Women In Need

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: June 29, 2018

Undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting may apply for this women's scholarship awarded by the EFWA. In addition to scholarship money, award recipients receive a complementary IMA membership and assistance with CMA exam fees.

EFWA Women In Transition

Amount: $16,000

Deadline: June 29, 2018

Applicants must be the primary source of support for her family, enrolling as a freshman for the next academic year. The student must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Applicants must be women currently pursuing an accredited business or business-related program, demonstrating excellent potential in the field. Qualified candidates are attending an accredited institution, enrolled in at least their second year of undergraduate program through to the final year of a graduate program.

Mildred C. Hanson SIOR Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: Varies

Qualified applicants are women of junior or senior status in excellent standing in the U.S. or Canada. They plan to enroll in a four year undergraduate program in real estate, business or finance with a focus in real estate.

WIIT Charitable Trust Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Currently enrolled women of an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. educational institution can apply for this award. Applicants must meet the age requirements on the current application and show proven interest in international relations, international trade, international development, international business or international economics.

WomenIn Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Both undergraduate and graduate women pursuing a career in video game development or the business of video games are eligible. Various majors qualify such as game design, law, business, programming and marketing.

1,000 Dreams Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Qualified applicants are women currently attend high school or a two or four year college institution. Financial need must be demonstrated.

AFWM Ford Empowering America Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Undergraduate and graduate students will need to create a brief video profiling inspirational women in their community or those from the Ford Empowering America booklet. The scholarship award is open to women across the nation.

Alpha Chi Omega Foundation Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Candidates must be full-time students and lifetime members of Alpha Chi Omega who are in good standing. This scholarship for women has criteria and scoring that may differ from year to year. Check the website for current opportunities and eligibility requirements.

ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 8, 2018

Grants are available to 10th and 11th graders in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The leadership fellowship allows young women to put their ideas into action.

APA Judith McManus Price Scholarship

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Eligible candidates are women and members of the Native American, Hispanic American or African American minority groups. Students must be enrolled or accept to an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Awards are given to students who plan to work as practicing planners in the public sector (i.e. local, state and federal government and non-profits).

ARFORA Undergraduate Scholarship for Women

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 10, 2018

Applicants must have successfully completed the first year of study at an accredited college or university with enrollment set for the upcoming year. To qualify, students must be a female voting member of a parish of The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America.

Armenian International Women's Association Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 19, 2018

Awards are given to full-time female students of Armenian descent who are currently attending accredited colleges and universities. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year of an undergraduate program, or be a graduate student, in order to be eligible.

AWMF & Ford Emerging Voices Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: Varies

Applicants will submit a written essay on a suggested topic. This women's scholarship focuses on undergraduate students who will be enrolled for a full semester or school year.

Betty Hansen Continuing Education/Cultural-Heritage Grant

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Candidates must be enrolled at least part-time at an educational, accredited or approved school, or be in a workshop, course or seminar, or language class relating to Danish heritage or culture. This scholarship is awarded to women by the Danish Sisterhood of America.

Betty Hansen National Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled at or planning to enter full-time at a four-year accredited institution for an undergraduate or graduate degree. Awards are given to young women by the Danish Sisterhood of America.

Bishop John W. Hamilton Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Candidates must be African American female students who have been active members of United Methodist Church for at least one year. A GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or higher is necessary, and preference is given to those enrolled at a historically black college or university.

Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Applicants are high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited U.S. college or university. Qualified candidates have a 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) and have participated for at least two years on a high school golf team. Applicants must also be accepted and planning to play golf on a women's collegiate team.

Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship

Amount: $16,000

Deadline: March 15, 2018

To be eligible, candidates must be a daughter of a career commissioned officer in the United States armed services. Students must also be in their senior year of high school at the time of application.

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Amount: $250

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Applicants must apply during their senior year of high school and must be active as a Daughters of Union Veterans for a minimum of two years. Applicants will submit their grades along with information about their extracurricular activities.

Dinah Shore Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Varies

High school seniors who are pursuing a college education and have played golf in the community or for their high school are eligible to apply. Eligible candidates are women not planning to play collegiate golf.

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

To first qualify for any award, candidates must participate in a Distinguished Young Women event. College-granted and cash tuition scholarships are available. See scholarship website for various details and application requirements.

Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 1, 2018

African-American undergraduate women who are at least 35 years old are eligible for this award. A GPA of 3.0 or better is necessary. Students submit essays with their applications.

Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier "Sister to Sister" Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Applicants must be African American women of age 35 or older. Applicants must be a student re-entering her studies, whose educational path was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands. To be eligible, students must be seeking a college degree program.

EWGA Foundation's Women On Par Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Candidates must be women aged 30 or older as of January 1 and be pursuing a vocational, technical, associate or bachelor's degree. Awards are for first-time applicants to school or those returning to school after an absence.

Get Girls Golfing Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Awards are given to high school seniors who have played golf competitively on their women's high school team. Students must also be planning to play golf as a freshman at a two or four year institution. Scholarships are given based on personal achievement, golf accomplishments and overall need.

Girl Talk's National Leader of the Year Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Awards are given to a junior or senior in high school who is a current Girl Talk member. The chosen candidate is one who best personifies the mission and values of Girl Talk.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Green IS Award

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Applications are open to female undergraduate students and high school students. Candidates must submit a video that either raises awareness about a critical issue affecting women around the world or proposes a solution to a serious challenge faced by women.

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: January 20, 2018

Candidates will submit a three to six minute film on a critical women's issue or a solution to a challenge women face in the world. Both high school students and undergraduate students can submit entries.

Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness Scholarship

Amount: $750

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Young women of color who are currently enrolled or will be enrolled in an undergraduate program are eligible to apply. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required, and applicants must submit a brief essay about how they plan to change the world.

Girlterest Magazine

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 30, 2017

Awards are given to women who are currently students at the high school, undergraduate or postgraduate level. Applicants can apply no matter their major, though preference is given to those who are pursuing a career in communications, sociology, feminism and women's studies.

Give, Love, Laugh Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Candidates must be a high school junior or senior who is a Girl Talk Leader. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or better, and plan to attend an accredited two or four year institution during the upcoming school year. Applicants will complete a community service project and submit the results of their project.

Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship for Women

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: February 6, 2018

Eligible candidates include high school seniors, women who have attended less than one semester of college and early college applicants. Candidates must be accepted to or enrolled at a women's college. Preference is given to students with a 3.7 GPA or higher and a successful score on either on the ACT or SAT.

HomeKitchenary Student Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Awards are offered to daughters who lost a parent to breast cancer or have a parent who is a breast cancer survivor. Essays are submitted with an application. Eligible candidates are high school students who have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 18, 2018

Women of age 35 years or older who are low-income and pursuing a vocational, technical, associate's or first bachelor's degree are eligible candidates. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited institution.

Judy Wendland-Young College Scholarship

Amount: $20,000

Deadline: May 4, 2018

Applicants must be women 35 years old or older who have not previously attended an accredited university offering bachelor's degrees. Candidates must be admitted to an accredited institution offering bachelor's degrees.

Kabis Memorial Internship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Applicants for this internship at the National Federation of Republican Women headquarters must be at least a junior in college or a college student 21 years of age or older. Due to the nature of the internship, applicants should have a solid foundation of government knowledge with a keen interest in politics.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Scholarships

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Initiated members of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority are eligible to apply for awards toward an undergraduate or graduate education. Students should have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Women who plan to attend or currently attend an accredited institution in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee are eligible to apply. The Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program funds annual awards for various institutions and degree programs. See the program's website for details and participating colleges.

Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Due to the Lifetime Adoption Foundation Scholarship's nature and mission, applicants must be a birth mother that placed a child for adoption after 1990. Applicants need to provide proof of part-time or full-time enrollment at an educational institution or trade school. Students must have a C or higher GPA.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Women over the age of 25 who are not citizens of the U.S. or Canada but attend institutions in those countries are eligible to apply. Some scholarships provide up to $12,000, while others offer funding for study abroad experiences. See the website for current awards and eligibility requirements.

Marilynn Smith Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Eligible applicants are high school seniors who have played golf in her community or for her high school golf. Candidates need to be planning to play golf at an accredited U.S. institution.

National Pathfinder Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Eligible candidates are female undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students. Established in 1985, the National Pathfinder Scholarship Fund was formed in honor of First Lady Nancy Reagan.

NCTA/AWM Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: Varies

Female scholarship candidates must be attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. Applicants submit a project concept from industry-specific topics and include a statement about why the topic is valuable.

NeW Young Women's Essay Contest

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Awards are given to high school seniors and undergraduate students for writing an essay based on conservative ideas and intellectual diversity. Applicants must be a woman who is a legal resident of the U.S. or the District of Columbia.

NeW's Young Women's Leadership Retreat

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 16, 2018

Currently enrolled or upcoming undergraduate students may apply for the Young Women's Leadership Retreat by submitting an essay regarding your interest in the program. The submission puts candidates in the running for a free leadership retreat, focused on bringing conservative women together.

NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: July 8, 2018

High school junior and senior women are eligible to apply. An essay is required along with the application. Awards also include an all-expense-paid trip to NFWL's Annual Conference.

No Bull Sports Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: December 1, 2017

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors who plan to pursue an athletic endeavor in college are eligible for this award. No Bull Sports supports smart, talented, trailblazing young women with the resources needed to achieve academic and athletic goals.

Owanah Anderson Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

This women's scholarship is a two-year award available to undergraduate students. Those of all majors and fields of study are welcome to apply.

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: Varies

The P.E.O. Program supports women whose education was interrupted. Candidates must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program and be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: August 1, 2018

To apply, students must be at least 17 years of age and enrolled in a GED, ESL, skills training program, or be pursuing an associate degree, technical or vocational degree, a first bachelor's degree or a master's or doctoral degree. Applicants must also be a mother to a minor and be of low-income status.

Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship

Amount: $1,250

Deadline: Varies

This scholarship is awarded to a high school senior from a recognized minority background who is planning to enroll in full-time coursework and play collegiate golf at an accredited university or college in the U.S. This women's scholarship is needs-based.

Red Thread Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Qualified candidates are women of an international background, including foreign students, first-generation Americans or immigrants. Candidates must first year entrants to a college or university program in U.S. for the upcoming academic year.

S.H.E. Squared "Future Female Leaders" Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: September 1, 2017

First-time college freshmen who are in their first semester and at least 16 years of age are eligible. Candidates must be women with financial need. An essay will be required along with a complete application.

Seeds of Fortune Inc. Scholarship

Amount: $500

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Applicants must attend a public high school in NYC and be of sophomore or junior status. Candidates also must be women of a minority group (i.e. African American/African descent, South Asian, Latina or Native American).

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

This scholarship is for women who are the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents (see scholarship website for dependent qualifications). Applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a skills training, vocational training or undergraduate degree program.

Talbot's Women's Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

To be eligible, candidates must be seeking an undergraduate degree from a two or four year university or college, or a technical/vocational school. For more details, see the Talbot's Women's Scholarship Fund website.

The Helen Laughlin AM Mode Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 31, 2018

Women attending or planning to attend a four year college or university are eligible. Preference is given to amateur radio operators performing at a high academic level and those who are residents of the states of Texas and Arkansas, along with those from the ARRL West Gulf region.

The Sara Scholarship

Amount: $8,000

Deadline: May 1, 2018

High school seniors pursuing a college degree who emphasis excellence in character and academic achievement are eligible to apply. Applicants must be women who have active engagement with the sport of golf, though skill level is not a criterion.

Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: May 18, 2018

This award supports LGBTQ women in their pursuit of higher education. Applicants can be high school seniors or those already matriculated in a year of undergraduate or graduate study.

USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow

Amount: $6,000

Deadline: December 1, 2017

This award is for a high school senior or current college student who competes in the sport of women's bowling. Candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and be a youth member of USBC.

Women's Army Corps Veterans' Association Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Awards are intended to support relatives of Army Service Women. Applicants should be high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Candidates are female survivors of intimate partner abuse who are now separated from their abuser who are in critical need of financial assistance. Applicants must accepted to or enrolled in a course of study at an accredited U.S. institution.

Women's Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $8,000

Deadline: March 1, 2018

High school seniors who intend to graduate and enroll in an accredited undergraduate college or university are eligible to apply. Candidates must have connection with the sport of women's golf, but skill is not a criterion for awards.

Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship (Undergraduate)

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship supports African American women studying abroad. Candidates may be undergraduate or graduate students.

AMWA Medical Education Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

This scholarship is awarded to female applicants who have an active AMWA Student Membership. Award decisions are based on an essay, financial information and a letter of recommendation.

Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship

Amount: $850

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Qualified applicants are post high school students or graduate students pursuing a degree nursing or other medical field. Students must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships are given by the Danish Sisterhood of America.

Haffizulla Family Scholarship Application

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Eligible applicants are women who have been actively involved in the student division of AMWA for at least two years and are premedical student members in good standing.

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 10, 2018

Female students with a record of academic excellence who are accepted to or in pursuit of studying to become a medical doctor are eligible for this award. The scholarship may be renewed if a 3.25 GPA or higher is maintained.

S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Medical Health Science Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Undergraduate and graduate women enrolled in a medical or health field are eligible to apply. Students do not need to be members of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

AMWA Young Women in Science Awards

Amount: Varies

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Awards are given to winners for through third place at the AMWA Annual Meeting student poster presentation. Evaluation of research posters is formed on the basis of presentation, basic science and commitment to an innovative and significant research project in the field of medical and scientific knowledge.

Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Candidates are women aged 16 to 19 and demonstrate active involvement and leadership with volunteerism. Applicants should also have experience in student government, local government or workplace leadership.

WIFLE Scholarship Program

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: May 2, 2018

Candidates should possess an interest in the field of law enforcement. Only current female undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Majors related to law enforcement are preferred and can include areas such as public administration, criminal justice, computer science, linguistics arts, physics, chemistry and finance.

Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: June 12, 2018

To be eligible for awards, women must be currently enrolled at a college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree at the junior level or higher, or be enrolled in a graduate program. Successful candidates demonstrate interest and intent to pursue a career related to national defense or security.

Women's Overseas Service League

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Women who are commited to advancing in their military or other public service careers can apply for this scholarship. Students must be currently enrolled and have successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester or 18 quarter hours of study.

WomenLead Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Awards are granted to women who offer diverse leadership in nonprofits, ministry and public service. Women who lead through bold action, innovation and faith-inspired passion are given preference. For specific educational details, please visit the website.

Presbyterian Women Leadership Development Grant Program

Amount: $500

Deadline: Varies

Women active in the U.S. Presbyterian Church who wish to develop their leadership skills are eligible to apply. Scholarships are granted to those who wish to further the mission of Presbyterian Women.

CTU International Women's Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 3, 2018

The International Women's Scholarship supports lay women who come from developing countries who are seeking Roman Catholic ministry credentials. Applicants must agree to work in their country after program completion.

Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: January 15, 2018

This scholarship honors the service of women in the Army. Applicants must have served or is currently serving honorably in the U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army, Army National Guard or be the child of a women who has served. Students need a 3.0 GPA or higher to qualify.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Awards are available for African-American female students who are enrolled in an undergraduate program as a sophomore or junior. Eligible majors include public policy, writing, journalism and economics.

Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: November 4, 2017

Applicants must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate student majoring in computer engineering, computer science or a closely related technical field. The female student must plan to be enrolled full-time for the upcoming academic year.

Woman's National Farm & Garden Association Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

The Woman's National Farm & Garden Association scholarships help train future leaders in the arenas of farming, gardening, oceanic sciences, horticulture therapy and agriculture. Visit the website to see the current list of scholarships, award amounts and deadlines.

AREMA Presidental Spouse Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 9, 2017

Applicants have completed at least one quarter or semester in an accredited four or five year engineering undergraduate program. Applicants must women who have particular interest in railway engineering.

IIE UPS Scholarship for Female Students

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Awards are granted to female undergraduate and graduate industrial engineering students who demonstrate academic excellence and campus leadership. Students must be enrolled in a North American accredited school that is recognized by IISE.

NEWH Women Leaders Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: October 17, 2017

Awards are granted to female undergraduate and graduate industrial engineering students who demonstrate academic excellent and campus leadership. Students must be enrolled in a North American accredited school that is recognized by IISE.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

To be eligible, candidates must be women pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited engineering programs at SWE-approved colleges and universities, Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB) accredited computer science programs at ABET-accredited or SWE-approved institutions.

UPS Scholarship for Female Students

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: Varies

Eligible students are female undergraduates attending an accredited institution for industrial engineering. Schools may be located in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Awards are given to current female undergraduate candidates who excel in mathematics and are pursuing a career in mathematics. Candidates can be freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time of their application.

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: June 27, 2017

Applicants must be currently enrolled at a university or college recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Awards are granted to female students studying, or planning to study, the fields of engineering, mathematics, technology or science (excluding the social sciences).

APS/IBM Internship for Underrepresented Minorities

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Internship placements are awarded to candidates who identify as female and are from an underrepresented minority. Applicants must be a current undergraduate student with a major in chemistry, physics, computer science or engineering, materials science or engineering or biology with a related emphasis.

Pink Tractor Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Applicants must be women who are living on a family farm in the continental U.S. with an interest in managing a farm. Candidates are those pursuing a four year undergraduate degree in farm and ranch management, agricultural business management, livestock management or agricultural sales and marketing.

ANS Delayed Education Scholarship for Women

Amount: $4,000

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Awards are given to women pursuing a four year degree in nuclear science, nuclear engineering or another nuclear-related field. Applicants must also have experienced at least a year delay or interruption in studies.

Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Applicants must be female high school seniors planning to study science at the college level in the upcoming academic year. Eligible candidates are U.S. citizens who have at least a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale and an SAT score of 1200 or higher (cumulative of math and verbal). Students should be planning to study behavioral, life or physical sciences, or engineering.

BHW Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Eligibility is open to women pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree with an educational focus of engineering, technology, science or math (STEM). Applicants are required to write a short essay for their applications.

Buildium’s Women in Technology Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Varies

Candidates are those enrolled in an Interaction Design, User Experience Design, Computer Science, Engineering or Product Design degree program at an accredited U.S. university. Students must be at least 18 years of age and submit a compelling essay about women in technology for their application.

Southern Automotive Women's Forum Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Candidates are those enrolled or planning to enroll in an undergraduate institution in the Southern states of Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Students must be women pursuing a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) or the automotive field.

The Science Ambassador Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: December 11, 2017

A full tuition scholarship is awarded to a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in engineering, science or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. A video is necessary for entry and candidates must be attending college next academic year to be eligible.

Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,250

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Candidates must be female undergraduate students at an accredited four year institution, with a major in math, engineering, or biological or physical sciences. Candidates may be the residents of any country.

Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: March 23, 2018

Awards are given to women pursuing a career in the aerospace field. Applicants must be juniors or seniors in high school and planning to attend an undergraduate institution in the upcoming academic year.

Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS)

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Scholarship applicants must be women who are enrolled at or accepted to a two or four-year U.S. college or university within the United States. The scholarship is intended for those pursuing a degree in information technology, computer science, computer engineering or another related field.

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program for Minority Students

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: May 4, 2018

Qualified candidates are either high school seniors or current undergraduate students. Women and minorities are eligible to apply, as long as they have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Students must be seeking a degree and career path in computer and video game arts.

Geri Wolff Scholarship For Women in Computer Science or Design Degrees

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Women enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior or senior in an undergraduate program in the fields of computer science and specifically digital signage are eligible. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

High school sophomore and juniors in high school are eligible to apply for the free 7-week program in their respective location. Candidates must have a U.S. address and be able to commute to and from the Girls Who Code program.

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Women entering their senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program for the upcoming academic year are eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled in a computer science, computer engineering or related field as a full-time student.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or PhD degree. Women studying in the fields of computer engineering, computer science or a closely related technical field are eligible. Scholarships are available for both U.S. and Canadian students.

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Internships are awarded to selected candidates. To be eligible, the undergraduate student identify as female and be majoring in physics, materials science or engineering, chemistry, computer science or engineering or biology with a related emphasis. Women of an underrepresented minority are encouraged to apply.

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Women's Network ERG Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Women's Network ERG Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are college bound with an intent to study economics, finance, business, math, environmental sciences, engineering or energy related fields. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required.

(ISC)² Foundation Women's Cybersecurity Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: March 15, 2018

The scholarship is awarded to female students pursuing or planning to pursue a degree focused in information assurance or cybersecurity. Qualified applicants can be high school, undergraduate or graduate students. GPA needs to be at least a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

OutputLinks Communications Group Woman of Distinction

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Applicants must be current full-time undergraduate students or women planning to attend an undergraduate institution in the upcoming school year. Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with intent of a career in the document management and graphic communications marketplace.

Raytheon Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarship

Amount: $8,000

Deadline: March 9, 2018

Women pursuing a degree with a cybersecurity or information security focus are eligible for this scholarship. To quality, you must be a high school senior, a first year undergraduate or a mid-career professional pursuing an undergraduate degree. Cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or higher is necessary.

Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation Education Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Deadline: Varies

Applicants must be North American citizens with a passion to advice in a career of automotive and related fields. This women's scholarship is given to students accepted to or enrolled in an accredited collegiate program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Mildred Sorensen National Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Eligible applicants are high school graduates enrolled in a technical or vocational educational program, which will lead them to a diploma, certificate, associate degree or higher. Applicants should have a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Awards are given by the Danish Sisterhood of America.

NAWIC Construction Trades Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Women must be enrolled currently in a construction-related training program approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, inclusive of community colleges, technical schools or equivalent to be eligible. Applicants must be pursuing training in a construction related trade or craft.

NAWIC Founders' Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Candidates for this award are women currently enrolled full-time in a construction related degree program at a U.S. institution. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is necessary.

Olga Christensen National Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Qualified candidates are female high school graduates enrolled in a technical or vocational program, who are in pursuit of a certificate, diploma or associate degree or higher. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship is awarded by the Danish Sisterhood of America.

Technical Women's Organization Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 9, 2018

The Technical Women's Organization offers scholarships to those pursuing an aviation-related or technical degree. Further educational and application requirements can be found on the organization's website.

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, or WCR, Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

Women's Chefs and Restaurateurs give scholarship awards to students who are pursuing a culinary degree and active members of WCR. Eligibility and award amounts differ from scholarship to scholarship. Check the WCR website for current award opportunities.

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