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Today, it isn’t uncommon to see women attending colleges and universities right alongside men, but that wasn’t always the case. There’s been great progress in bridging the gap between equal rights of men and women — but we still have a ways to go. Women typically still earn less and are less-frequently found in leadership positions than men. Today’s woman is pursuing a career — and often taking care of her family at the same time. Several organizations and colleges offer scholarships for women to continue their education and go after their goals. Search our list of scholarships for women, and show the world just what a girl can do!

Advancing Women in Technology Scholarship Program

The Advancing Women in Technology Scholarship Program is available for women in California who are majoring in a STEM or technology field such as science, math, engineering, or computer science. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  August 31

Student Pilot Scholarship

San Diego female students who wish to obtain a private pilot certificate are eligible for this award. Students must have a passing score on the written test and have completed a solo flight.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 30

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship - Portland Chapter

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate women who are majoring in a field related to transportation. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and reside in Oregon and southwest Washington

Total: $4500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 22

Beverley Swaim Staley Leadership Legacy Scholarship - Portland Chapter

This scholarship is available for graduate women in Oregon and southwest Washington who are majoring in a transportation-related field. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must express an interest in international issues arising in the transportation industry.

Total: $4500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 22

Transportation YOU Scholarship for High School Girls - Portland Chapter

This scholarship is available for high school women in Oregon and southwest Washington who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and an interest in pursuing a career in transportation. Applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 18.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  October 22

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship - Portland Chapter

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are majoring in a field related to transportation. Applicants must be female, must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must reside in Oregon and southwest Washington.

Total: $4500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 22

Gail Achterman Leadership Scholarship - Portland Chapter

This scholarship is available for women in Oregon and southwest Washington who are majoring in transportation or a related field. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must demonstrate qualities of leadership.

Total: $7000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 22

Reno High Sierra Chapter Ninety-Nines Private Pilot License Scholarship

Female student pilots who have flown solo by the application deadline are eligible to apply for this award.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 30

Women in Marketing Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. women who are studying marketing and communications and have completed at least 60 credit hours of study at the undergaduate level.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 31

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and Canadian female high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must be 20 years or age or under by the application deadline.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 01

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

This award is available for female students who are not U.S. or Canadian citizens. Applicants must be studying in a graduate program in the United States with at least one full year of academic coursework left to be completed.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 01

Glamour's 2018 Top 10 College Women Competition

This competition is open to U.S. and international women who are full-time juniors attending a four-year college in the U.S. and Canada (void in Quebec).

Total: $20000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 01