10 Scholarships For Women

Scholarships for women

Scholarships For Women

As a woman, you might be wondering what scholarships might be out there just for you. Here is a list of 10 of them you might consider applying for.

Beyond that, you can visit our scholarship section at College Recon for scholarships for veterans, military children, military spouses, and more.

American Fellowship

Multiple recipients,  $6,000-$30,000

The Details: The American Fellowship program began in 1888 when women were discouraged from pursuing an education. It is the oldest non-institutional source of graduate funding for women in the US. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence, quality, and originality of product design, active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions or fiends of research. They have dissertation fellowships, postdoctoral research leave fellowships, and short-term research publication grants.

The Deadline: November

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/american/

Ford Emerging Voices Scholarship

Multiple recipients,  $1,000-$3,000

The Details: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation partnership with the Ford Motor Company supports scholarships for two female students based on an essay written on a certain topic. The winner will receive $3,000 and the runner-up, $1,000. Both winners will be able to write two blog posts for AWM. They can accept their scholarship in person at the Gracie Awards Luncheon in NYC in June.

The Deadline: May

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://allwomeninmedia.org/ford-emerging-voices-scholarship/

Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF)

Multiple recipients,  $2,500

The Details: AWAF awards quarterly to female, North American citizens that solicit passion and drive for the automotive industry with a passion for a career or advancement in the automotive and related industries. They must be already accepted to or enrolled in an accredited collegiate program.

The Deadline: May for awards in the 3rd quarter but they accept applications at any time.

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://awafoundation.org/

Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

Two recipients,  $1,000

The Details: This scholarship is sponsored by the ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and Caucus for Women in Statistics. It was established in 1989 to encourage more women to enter statistically oriented professions. There will be two winners each year, one to a woman in or entering the early stages of graduate training with an MS or Ph.D., and one to a woman in a more advanced stage of training. Winners receive a certificate and $1,000. Honorable mentions will receive a certificate.

The Deadline: February

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.amstat.org/ASA/Your-Career/Awards/Gertrude-M-Cox-Scholarship.aspx

Girls Impact the World Film Festival

Multiple recipients, $5,000

The Details: This scholarship is for college and high school students to submit original short stories focused on critical women’s issues such as girls’ education, ending violence against women, poverty, and economic independence and more.

The Deadline: January

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://gitwff.org/

Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund (JRF)

Multiple recipients, $2,000 

The Details: This scholarship is for low-income women, ages 35 and older, across the US. It is to help them build better lives through post-secondary education. For those pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree. They must be enrolled or accepted to a not-for-profit, regionally accredited institution.

The Deadline: February

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://rankinfoundation.org/

Women in STEM Study.com Scholarship

One recipient, $500

The Details: This scholarship awards one $500 award to a female student pursuing an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree program that emphasizes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). They must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university who is planning on continuing the next year.

The Deadline: April

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://study.com/pages/Women_in_STEM_Scholarship.html

Live Your Dream Award

Multiple recipients, $1,000+

The Details: Soroptimist International of the Americas is the sponsoring organization of the Live Your Dream award. They are a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to education and training. Over 1,300 women will receive $1,000 in the first level, at the regional level, over 100 of the first-level recipients will be selected to receive an additional $3,000 to $5,000, and three regional level winners will also receive $10,000 at the international level. To be eligible, the women need to be the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents, have a financial need, enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational skills training program. They would also need to reside in one of the Soroptimist International of the America’s member countries or territories.

The Deadline: November

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Live Your Dream

Women in Architecture Scholarship by Houzz

Multiple recipients, $2,500

The Details: This scholarship is through Houzz, an American website and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscape design, and home improvement. This scholarship is for graduate and undergraduate women students studying architecture or landscape architecture in the U.S. and Canada.

The Deadline: March

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: Houzz

Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program

Multiple recipients, up to $1,000 through $2,500

The Details: This scholarship provides grants to women soldiers, both past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. It offers support with certificate programs, community college coursework, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees. Schools must be accredited. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need. For certificate and community college, the award is up to $1,000. For undergraduate and graduate, it is $2,500.

The Deadline: January

Website for more information and to apply for this scholarship: https://www.awfdn.org/scholarships/general-information/

Make sure to check out each website to read about all the eligibility requirements and what you need to do to apply for each of the scholarships.

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