Books About Aid for Female Students
A Directory of Selected Scholarship, Fellowship, and
Other Financial Aid Opportunities for Women and
Ethnic Minorities in Psychology and Related Fields,
American Psychological Association, 1995.
A short (37 page) booklet listing 52 awards and
programs. Single copies are available for free from
Women's Programs Office, Public Interest
Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750
First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.
- Better Late Than Never: Financial Aid for Older Women,
Women's Equity Action League, Washington, DC, 19??.
$3. Out of print.
- Melissa Blouin and Deborah C. Fort,
Grants at a Glance --- A Directory of Funding and
Financial Aid Resources for Women in Science,
2nd edition, Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Washington, DC, 1992.
ISBN 0-96345-901-5. 115 pages. Grants, scholarships,
awards for female scientists and engineers.
Primarily for post-doctoral students (and beyond),
but includes some listings for pre-doctoral and
undergraduate students. This publication is revised
periodically; the first edition was in 1987 and the
second edition in 1992. To order a copy, call
1-202-408-0742 or write to
Association for Women in Science, 1522 K ST NW #820,
Washington, DC 20005-1202.
- Doris M. Bruce-Young and William C. Young,
The Higher Education MoneyBook for Women and Minorities,
Young Enterprises International, Inc., Washington, DC, 1997.
ISBN 0-9639490-1-2 ($25). 413 pages. A directory
of scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans for
female and minority students.
Lists the address, a brief description, the award
amount, the deadline, and phone and fax numbers for
Includes chapters on federal programs, general
undergraduate programs, undergraduate programs by
major, general graduate programs, graduate programs
by major, general postdoctoral programs, and
postdoctoral programs by academic area. The book
includes alphabetical, geographical, and keyword
indexes. Includes more than 1,500 listings.
(Counting repeats, the total is over 2,100.)
To order a copy, call
1-202-829-7809, or write to Young Enterprises Int'l Inc.,
5937 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011.
- Marguerite J. Dennis,
Complete College Financing Guide 1995,
3rd edition, Barron's Education Series, Inc., Hauppauge, New York, 1995.
ISBN 0-81201-635-1 ($14.95 plus $2.32 shipping in
the US or $15.69 for overseas shipping). 282 pages. Revised
edition of Dollars for Scholars. In addition to
providing an overview of financial aid, this book covers
federal and state aid, financial planning, EFC
calculations, loan counseling, college costs and
financial aid, alternative loans, employer tuition
assistance programs, and cutting
college costs. It also includes a list of programs
for veterans, graduate students, minority students,
female students, disabled students, and health
professions. One chapter is devoted to funding for
international students wishing to study in the US.
To order a copy, call
1-800-645-3476 or write to Barron's, 250 Wireless
Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788.
- Directory of Federal R&D Agencies' Programs to
Attract Women, Minorities, and the Physically
Handicapped to Careers in Science and Engineering,
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 1988.
Free. Lists more than 40 federally sponsored programs.
- Rachel Dobkin and Shana Sippy,
Educating Ourselves: The College Woman's Handbook,
Workman Publishing, New York, 1995.
ISBN 1-56305-559-7 ($14.95). 640 pages. A good
guide for female college students, covering a
variety of topics from roommates to
reproduction. Includes a 29-page chapter about
financial aid and a 28-page chapter about personal
finances. Lists only a handful of awards. To order a
copy, write to Workman
Publishing Company, Inc., 708 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.
- Dollars for College - Women in All Fields,
Garrett Park Press, Garrett Park, Maryland, 1997.
ISBN 1-880774-20-8 ($6.95 + $1.50
shipping). Approximately 70-90 pages long, this
booklet is revised every 18 months. To order a copy,
call 1-301-946-2553 or write to Garrett Park Press,
PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896.
- Martha Merrill Doss (ed),
Directory of Special Opportunities for Women,
Garrett Park Press, Garrett Park, Maryland, 1990.
$18.00. 290 pages. Covers educational and career
opportunities, peer counseling programs, and more
than 1,000 organizations which provide help to women
to enter or re-enter the workforce. To
order a copy, call 1-301-946-2553 or write to Garrett Park
Press, PO Box 190, Garrett Park, MD 20896.
- Julie Kuhn Ehrhart and Bernice R. Sandler,
Financial Aid: A Partial List of Resources for Women,
4th edition, Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC, 1991.
$2.50. To order a copy, write to Association of American
Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.
- Foundation Center,
Grants for Women and Girls,
Foundation Center, New York, October 1996.
$75.00. Order code WG96. 270 pages. Includes grants for
education. To order a copy, call 1-800-424-9836
or 1-212-620-4230 or write to the Foundation Center,
79 Fifth Avenue, Department XL, New York, NY 10003-3076.
- Joseph H. Horton,
Grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans: Selected
financial aid and other opportunities to help
minorities, women, and high school students achieve
their educational goals,
1st edition, J. H. Horton, Lewisville, North Carolina, 1992.
- Ann Juliano Jawin,
A woman's guide to career preparation: Scholarships,
grants, and loans,
Anchor Books, Garden City, New York, 1979.
ISBN 0-38514-031-2 ($5.95). 355 pages.
- Lisa M. Muto and Paul A. Bohlmann,
The Harvard College Guide to Grants,
Office of Career Services, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994.
ISBN 0-943747-14-7 ($13 + $2 shipping and handling
in US, $10 shipping and handling for overseas orders).
304 pages. This book provides general information
about grantsmanship for college students and recent
graduates and detailed information
about the major national grant and fellowship
competitions. It also includes information about
grants for study in the US (organized alphabetically
within arts, humanities, science, social science,
and unrestricted categories), grants for study overseas (by
geographic area), internships, and an extensive
bibliography. There are sponsor and student
characteristic indexes, as well as a separate index
for women and minority students. The book lists a
total of 253 awards. To order a copy, write to
Office of Career Services, Harvard University, 54
Dunster St., Cambridge, MA 02138 or call 1-617-495-2595.
A Selected List of Fellowships and Other Support
Opportunities for Advanced Education for U.S.
Citizens and Foreign Nationals,
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 1993.
NSF Publication 93-147. Lists fellowships. 76 pages.
Available for free on the World Wide Web.
Revised periodically; the previous edition was published in
- Cynthia Navaretta,
Guide to Women's Art Organizations and Directory for
2nd edition, Midmarch Associates, New York, 1982.
Covers multi-arts centers, organizations, galleries,
groups, activities, networks, publications,
archives, slide registries, emergency funds,
artists' colonies, grants and fellowships, health
hazards, art business resource and information
- Claudio R. Prieto,
Higher Education Opportunities for Minorities and
Women -- Annotated Selections,
US Department of Education, Office of Higher Education Programs, Washington, DC
ISBN 0-16-045218-X ($8.00). 105 pages. This
publication includes a bibliography, a list of
opportunities for minority and female undergraduate,
graduate, and postdoctoral students, organized by
academic area, with a separate list of general programs.
Despite the 1996 revision date, some of the
information is old and inaccurate. There are even
errors about some of the US Department of
Education's own programs! The coverage is
also rather uneven. This publication is by no means
comprehensive. To order a copy, write to
Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP,
Washington, DC 20402-9328.
- Gail Ann Schlachter,
Directory of Financial Aids for Women 1995-1997,
Reference Service Press, San Carlos, California, 1995.
ISBN 0-91827-627-6 ($45 plus $4.50 p&h). 478 pages.
Includes more than 1,000 scholarships,
fellowships, loans, and internships programs for
female pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students. To
order a copy, call 1-415-594-0743, fax
1-415-594-0411, or write to Reference Service Press,
1100 Industrial Road, Suite 9, San Carlos, CA
- Sheila Sylvester,
Educational Financial Aids: A guide to selected
fellowships, scholarships, and internships in higher
American Association of University Women, Washington, DC, 1981.
$4.00. 35 pages. Out of print. For more information
call 1-202-785-7700 or write to American Association
of University Women, 1111 16th St NW, Washington, DC
- The Women's Collegiate Sports Scholarship Guide,
Women's Sports Foundation, New York, 1993.
$3.00. A list of college-controlled athletic
scholarships for female students. To order a copy,
call 1-800-227-3988 or 1-516-542-4700, or write to
Women's Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East
Meadow, NY 11554.
- O'Neal Turner and John Pivovarnick,
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting into College,
Alpha Books (Macmillan), Indianapolis, 1994.
ISBN 1-56761-508-2 ($14.95). 356 pages. This book
includes a 30-page chapter of very basic and
slightly dated information
about financial aid. To order a copy, call 1-800-716-0044 or
1-317-228-4366, fax 1-800-882-8583 or
1-317-228-4304, write to Macmillan Publishing, 201
West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, or send
You can also write
to Alpha Books, 201 W. 103rd Street, Indianapolis,
IN 46290 or call 1-800-428-5331.
- Linda Watkins and Jessie Ramey,
Fellowship guide for students of color and women 1990-1991,
Carnegie Mellon University, 1990.
- Your Money and Your Life: Financial Planning for
Low-Income Working Women,
Women's Educational Equity Act Program Publishing Center, Newton, Massachusetts, 1985.
$13.00 plus $2.00 postage and handling. Covers
financial planning, including attitudes about money,
tips for saving money, finding financial aid for
education, and locating quality child care. To
order a copy, call 1-800-225-3088 or write to EDC, 55
Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160.