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!

Alaska Airlines Women in Aviation Scholarship

The Alaska Airlines Women in Aviation Scholarship is open to U.S. female pilots who plan to pursue a professional airline pilot career. Students must be college juniors or senior who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be considered for this award program.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 12
2018

AAUW International Fellowship

This fellowship is offered to female international graduate students who have completed the required coursework for a bachelor's degree.

Total: $30000 Awards:  47
Deadline:  November 15
2018

AAUW Career Development Grant

This award is available for women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

Total: $12000 Awards:  35
Deadline:  November 15
2018

Lynn G. Bellenger Engineering Technology Scholarship

This scholarship is available to U.S. and international undergraduate women who are majoring in engineering technology and planning to pursue a career in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) profession.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 15
2018

United Parcel Service Scholarship for Female Students

Female members of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) who are pursuing a course of study in industrial engineering, have a graduation date later than May/June 2019, and have a grade point average of 3.4 or higher are eligible for this award. Students may attend a college in the U.S., its territories, Canada and Mexico

Total: $4000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  November 15
2018

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
2018

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
2018

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
2018

Shipley Rose Buckner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. female students who are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, an ABFSE-accredited mortuary science program. Students may enroll full or part time.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  November 30
2018

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 1
2018

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 1
2018

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 5
2018