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!

SWE Detroit Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is open to female high school seniors who are graduating from a high school in Michigan and planning to enroll in an ABET-accredited engineering program. Students will be judged on academic performance, the application essay, high school awards/honors, and high school leadership/activities/employment.

Total: $2400 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 1

Roberta Cline Frasier Anderson Scholarship

This award is available for undergraduate women studying sociology at Washington State University. Applicants must be returning to school after a period of absence and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 2

Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

Women who are currently enrolled as college sophomores, juniors and/or seniors in a transportation-related program with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and are affiliated with an eligible Women's Transportation Seminar chapter are eligible to apply for this award.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1

Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship

International and U.S. female graduate students who plan to pursue a career in a transportation-related field are eligible for this award. Students must be affiliated with a specific WTS chapter and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $6000 Awards:  1

San Luis Obispo Ninety-Nines Aviation Scholarship

The San Luis Obispo Ninety-Nines Aviation Scholarship is available for female pilots who are residents of San Luis Obispo and 17 years of age or older.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3

Women in Skilled Trades Scholarship Program

The Women in Skilled Trades Scholarship Program is available for female students at The Refrigeration School, an HVAC/R and vocational school in Phoenix, AZ.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1

SD Children of Deceased Servicemen/Women Tuition Waiver

This award is available to South Dakota students who are enrolled at or planning to attend a South Dakota State supported college or university. The student must be under the age of 25 and be the child of a deceased parent, mother or father, who was killed in action or died of other causes while on active duty in the armed forces.

Total: $2743 Awards:  300

UW-Eau Claire Richard and Marlene Cable Single Parent Scholarship

Female single parents who are returning to college are eligible for this award. Students must be currently enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 18

St. Catherine University International Student Scholarships

This award is available to U.S. and International students who are planning to attend St. Catherine University. Scholarship decisions will be made once students are admitted to the college.

Total: $24000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  February 15

The Foundation of AFWA Undergraduate Scholarship

Female students who have completed at least their sophomore year of college (i.e., 60 credit hours) and are majoring in accounting or finance are eligible for this scholarship. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1467 Awards:  12
Deadline:  April 01

UW-Eau Claire AAUW-Eau Claire Branch Scholarship

Returning female students who are 23 years of age or older and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  April 01

UW-Eau Claire Ellen M. Imbody Memorial Scholarship

U.S. returning female students who demonstrate financial need and attend the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire are eligible for this award.

Total: $500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 01