Scholarships for Women

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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!

1,000 Dreams Fund for High School Students

The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund is available for high school women in the U.S. who wish to pursue additional lessons, activities, or projects beyond the normal scope of the class room.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 16

Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship

The Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship is available for U.S. women over the age of 30 who are pursuing further education and professional studies.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  November 26

Zada M. Cooper Scholarship

This award is available to members of Kappa Epsilon who have completed the equivalent of six semesters of undergraduate education with at least two of these semesters in an accredited college of pharmacy.

Total: $750 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 30

Renate W. Chasman Scholarship

This award is for U.S. re-entry female students - one who has returned to school to pursue her education following an interruption. Applicants must be residents of Long Island in New York State, accepted for credit into a degree-oriented program in the natural sciences, engineering, or mathematics, and entering the junior or senior undergraduate year or first-year graduate level.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 30

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships

This fellowship is available to U.S. women of any age who are pursuing a master's degree in selected areas of study.

Total: $18000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  December 01

Thompson Scholarship for Women in Safety

This award is available for female students pursuing a graduate degree in safety engineering, safety management, occupational health nursing, occupational medicine, risk management, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, fire safety, environmental safety, environmental health or any other closely related fields. Applicants must enroll full time (nine hours or more) at an accredited college or university, and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Scholarship

U.S. and international female high school or college students who are USBC Youth Members in good standing are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $6000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 01

WBDI College Scholarship Program

This award is available to any female student who is enrolled in a university music curriculum pursuing a degree in music education with the intention of becoming a band director.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  December 01

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers' Single Mother Scholarship

This scholarship is available for single mothers in the U.S. who are currently enrolled in a law school or undergraduate program. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay on the advantages of parenting experience in school.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 05

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

This award is for female undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a career in computer science, computer engineering or a related field. Students must demonstrate a record of academic excellence.

Total: $10000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  December 06

AREMA Women's Engineering Scholarship

Undergraduate women who are majoring in engineering are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and have an interest in railway engineering.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 07

Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who identify as women and are seeking a degree in a STEM field. Students must submit a three-minute video explaining a scientific topic about which they are passionate.

Total: $15000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 11