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Scholarships for Finance

Finance Scholarships

While majoring in finance, at either the undergraduate or graduate level, you will be looking for scholarships. There are quite a few scholarships just for finance, or similar majors. Here is a list to help get you started. 

FWSF Scholarship 

Multiple recipients, $15,000

The Details: FWSF stands for the Financial Women of San Francisco. This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students. The undergraduate scholarship is for women students who will be juniors or seniors in the fall semester of the current year. The graduate scholarship is awarded to students who will be enrolled during the upcoming summer semester or thereafter. Students must be enrolled at the main physical campus of a Bay Area (in California) accredited college or university or be enrolled and attend a school satellite campus. Students will need to be working on getting a degree, pursuing a career in the financial services industry. 

The Deadline: March 

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

GFOA Scholarships

Multiple recipients, $10,000-$20,000

The Details: GFOA offers 11 different scholarships. They are for those who plan to pursue a career in state or provincial or local government finance. There are specific criteria for each of them. Here are a couple of them to look into:

The Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performances by graduate program students preparing for a career in state and local government finance. There will be one award for $20,000 and graduates need to be enrolled full-time. The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to help recognize and encourage outstanding minority students enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state or local government finance. This is for full or part-time, graduate, or upper-level undergrads. Those studying a variety of majors qualify, including accounting, finance, and economics. There will be one award given for $10,000. You can view the list of other scholarships on their website. 

The Deadline: January 

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

WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship 

Multiple recipients, $4,000

The Details: This scholarship was established in 1981 by WTS International to encourage women to pursue career paths in transportation. It is in memory of Helene M. Overly, the first Executive Secretary of WTS. The scholarship is for those currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in a transportation-related field such as transportation, engineering, planning, finance, or logistics. Students need to have plans to pursue a career in a transportation-related field. Applications will need to be submitted through a student’s local WTS chapter. 

The Deadline: June 

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

Paul S. Mills Scholarship 

Multiple recipients, $1,000

The Details: This scholarship is for students pursuing an undergraduate education in a financial service-related field, including finance, accounting, insurance, risk management, actuarial sciences, or personal finance planning. Students must be going to school on either a full-time or part-time basis and must have completed an equivalent of one year of credits towards their degree. They must also show financial need. 

The Deadline: March 

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

Raftelis Leadership Scholarships 

Multiple recipients, $5,000

The Details: This scholarship has the goal of supporting and growing relationships with promising students who have an interest in becoming problem-solvers for local governments and municipal water utilities. Students will need to have proven leadership abilities and strong academic achievements. A specific major is not required but business, finance, communications, public affairs, economics, marketing, and government relations are aligned with the employees at Raftelis. Award winners will receive $5,000, a match with a mentor from a Raftelis office, and potential for an internship. 

The Deadline: December 

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

Scarlett Family Foundation 

Multiple recipients, $2,500-$15,000

The Details: This scholarship is for students who have a high school degree or GED, are a resident of one of the qualifying Middle Tennessee counties, and have the intent to enroll full-time as a college freshman, sophomore, junior, or 4th year senior for the upcoming academic year. Students also need to demonstrate financial need and plan to pursue a business or a STEM degree.  

The Deadline: December 

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

The Dan Calugar Finance Scholarship

One recipient, $6,100

The Details: This scholarship is to provide a full paid semester’s tuition at a state college or university to a student who has high academic credentials and a desire to pursue an investment career, particularly in algorithmic securities trading. 

The Deadline: December 

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

WIFLE Annual Scholarship Program 

Multiple recipients, Varies 

The Details: This scholarship is awarded based on a student’s academic potential, achievement, and commitment to serving communities in the field of law enforcement. Students need to physically attend and be a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university or be currently enrolled in a full-time fully accredited community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year school to complete their degree. Students will also need to have completed at least one full academic year of college. They will also need to major in criminal justice, or a related major such as social sciences, public administration, computer science, finance, linguistic arts, chemistry, and physics. Students who are in graduate or post-graduate programs are also eligible. 

The Deadline: May 

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

For A Bright Future Global Scholarship Program

Multiple recipients, Varies 

The Details: This scholarship is designed to inspire and equip young adults to tackle the pressing issues affecting their communities. To be eligible students must have a desire for higher education with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, educating children, or the creative arts. Applicants must also be a part of an underrepresented minority. Students must also demonstrate high performance and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school and community or work-related activities. 

The Deadline: December 

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

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

Multiple recipients, $2,500 

The Details: This scholarship was established in memory of Matt Fong, a former California State Treasurer. Students must be an incoming sophomore, junior, or senior at a 4-year college or university. They also must be majoring in accounting, political science, public policy, business administration, or related fields. Students must be enrolled in a California college or university, and be at least 50% Asian, with financial need. Preference will be given to those with a record of community service or volunteer work. 

The Deadline: April 

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

You can also find scholarships for other subjects as well as for veterans, gold star families, and graduate students at CollegeRecon. 

 

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