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Financial Aid for Female Students

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On this page, you'll find information about scholarships and fellowships for female students. Many of these entries are duplicated from elsewhere on the site. For further reading, see the list of books about financial aid for female students in the financial aid reference materials.

Databases

Graduate Fellowship Notebook (Cornell)
The fellowship notebook at Cornell contains a large searchable text database of graduate fellowships, including fellowships specifically for women and minorities.

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Fellowship Listing at Yale University
This page lists fellowship programs and other resources for graduate students in computer science, with a focus on women and minorities. This page is part of the Ada Project (TAP).

Scholarships/Grants for Women (University of Minnesota)

Award Programs

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
AAUW is a nationwide organization dedicated to promoting education and equity for women and girls. The AAUW Foundation offers direct support to women through fellowships, grants and awards; research; voter education; educational resources; grassroots activism; community action projects; and legal assistance against sex discrimination in higher education.
For information about AAUW scholarships and fellowships, write to:
AAUW Educational Foundation
2201 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City
IA 52243-4030
Phone: 1-319-337-1716
Fax: 1-319-337-1204

Business and Professional Women's Foundation
The Business and Professional Women's Foundation maintains a list of scholarships and fellowships aimed at women age 25 and over, who are going back to school to upgrade their career skills, train for a new career or re-enter the job market. For more information or write to:
Scholarships
BPW Foundation
2012 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Jeannette Rankin Foundation
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation Women's Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to low-income women age 35 or older who are US citizens. The deadline is March 1.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
The Patsy Mink Foundation offers five $2,000 scholarships for low-income women with children each year. The deadline is July 1.

Raise the Nation
Raise the Nation provides scholarships to single parent women and their children who demonstrate financial need. The deadlines are August 1 and December 1.

Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards
The Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards provide scholarships to women who are the primary wage-earner for their family and demonstrate financial need. The deadline is December 1.

Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund
The Talbots Charitable Foundation awards five $10,000 scholarships and 50 $1,000 scholarships to women seeking an undergraduate degree who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago. The application deadline is January 15 or until the first 1,000 eligible applications have been received, whichever is earlier.

Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship Foundation
Women In Defense (WID) established the HORIZONS Scholarship Foundation to assist women who are pursuing or plan to pursue, careers related to US national security. The value of each Horizons scholarship will be at least $500. The deadline is November 1 for the Spring semester and July 1 for the Fall semester. Applicants must be US citizens, have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and be studying Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Business, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Operations Research, Economics or other fields of study demonstrated relevant to a career in the areas of national security or defense.
You may obtain a HORIZONS application from WID's web page or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
HORIZONS Application, c/o WID
2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201-3061

Women's Independence Scholarship Program
The Women's Independence Scholarship Program provides scholarships to survivors of domestic violence and people who work in the field of domestic violence (e.g., women's shelter staff). The average award amount is $2,000 per semester.

 

 
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