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!

NYWIC Hearst Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate women who have completed at least one year of study toward a degree in communications or journalism. Applicants must reside in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania and must show an interest in and commitment to magazine publishing or digital/online media.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 26
2019

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship from Scholastic

This scholarship and internship opportunity is available for female journalism and communications majors who reside in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 26
2019

New York Women in Communications Foundation College Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. female high school seniors and/or current college students who are permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania. Students must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher overall, and major in a communications-related field, such as advertising, broadcasting, communications, journalism, marketing, new media or public relations.

Total: $10000 Awards:  19
Deadline:  January 26
2019

Meredith Corporation Scholarship

This scholarship and internship opportunity is available for female communications and journalism majors residing in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 26
2019

Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship

This scholarship is available for upperclass undergraduate women who are majoring in communications or journalism. Applicants must reside in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York, and must demonstrate participation in athletics and sports.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 26
2019

NYWIC Esperanza Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Hispanic women who are majoring in journalism or communications. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and must be residents of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 26
2019

Carlozzi Family Scholarship

This scholarship is available for women in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania who are majoring in journalism or communications. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and recognition for a talent in writing.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 26
2019

Jean Fitzgerald Scholarship

This scholarship is available for female high school seniors who are residents of Hawaii and have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher. Students must be active tennis players; preference may be given to USTA/Hawai'i Pacific Section members.

Total: $3500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Ka'iulani Home for Girls Trust Scholarship

This scholarship is available for female college freshmen and sophomores who are residents of Hawaii and are of Hawaiian ancestry. Past recipients who will be juniors or seniors are also eligible to apply. Students must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.

Total: $739 Awards:  222
Deadline:  January 31
2019

Lucile B. Kaufman Women's Scholarship

This award is for female U.S. and international sophomores, juniors, and/or seniors who are majoring in manufacturing engineering. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 1
2019

Mildred Cater Bradham Social Work Fellowship

This fellowship is available to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., who are pursuing a graduate or prefessional degree in social work. Applicants must be enrolled full time.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 1
2019

Nancy B. Woolridge McGee Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is available to members of Zeta Phi Beta who will be enrolled full time in a graduate program in the fall semester following the application deadline. The selected student will display scholarly distinction and/or unusual ability in her chosen field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 1
2019