Honoring Women’s History Month – Scholarships for Female Students
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting an ever-growing category of
scholarship awards: scholarships for female students.
As many private companies and organizations create and offer scholarships to align with their corporate goals, it is no surprise that scholarships for women are on the rise. Many companies are intentionally offering scholarships for women to increase diversity in their industry. Female students at every education level can expand their scholarship search by simply adding the key words: “for female students” or “for women” to their scholarship category searching.
For example, a female student should search “STEM scholarships” as well as “STEM scholarships for female students” and “STEM scholarships for women”.
The following are some examples of scholarship opportunities for women.
WTS Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are open to female high school, undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in transportation related fields including but not limited to: civil engineering, mathematics, urban planning, geography, economics, public policy or logistics. Awards of up to $10,000. Deadline is November 12th. For more information visit https://www.wtsinternational.org/resources/scholarships.
Angela Award sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association or NSTA. This scholarship is open to female students in grades 5-8 from the US, US Territories or Canada with a strong passion for science. Award recipients will receive a $1000 saving bond. Deadline is December 20th. Visit https://static.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Angela.pdf.
Creative Black Womxn to Watch Scholarship. This scholarship from WONGDOODY is open to Black female or Womxn students. Includes cis-gender, transgender, non-binary, queer, genderqueer, genderfluid, and in-transition. Must be currently enrolled at a US college or university and completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate studies or their 1st year of portfolio or graduate school. Must be pursuing a creative focused career in design, marketing or advertising. Award is $5000. Deadline is November 13th. For more information visit https://wongdoody.com/scholarship/.
GoSkills Scholarship. This scholarship is for female high school or college students who are pursuing any career field but have the goal of starting their own online business. This scholarship is not based on financial need, GPA or demographic criteria. There are no age restrictions. This $2000 scholarship is biannual and the deadlines are September 15th and March 15th of each year. For more information visit https://www.goskills.com/Scholarship.
Women in Science Scholarship. This scholarship is open to female undergraduate students who will be entering their final year of undergraduate study. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in atmospheric science or a related science and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Open to US citizens and applicants, who hold permanent resident status. There are no age restrictions. This is one of the many scholarships offered by the American Meteorological Society. Award is $10,000, Deadline is February 5th. For more information visit https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/information-for/students/ams-scholarships-and-fellowships/women-in-science-scholarship/.
WIIT Scholarships. These scholarships are from the Association of Women in International Trade. Applicants must identify as female and be undergraduate junior, senior or graduate students who are studying all aspects of international trade, economic development or women’s economic empowerment. Deadline April 1st and November 1st. For more information visit https://www.wiit.org/wiit-scholarships.
Advancement of Women in Sports and Entertainment Scholarship. This scholarship is open to female undergraduate and graduate students pursuing communication studies, marketing public relations, media studies or journalism in the sports or entertainment industry. Must be a US citizen. Award is $1000. Deadlines of November 17th and June 14th. For more information visit http://tfmjf.org/scholarships/.
An important reminder for all scholarship seekers, is not to limit a search by only focusing on any one category. Let every search category be one of many categories that you explore scholarship opportunities for.
Jean O’Toole is an educational consultant and author of the bestselling book, Scholarship Strategies Finding and Winning the Money You Need. Over the past 15 years, she has helped tens of thousands of students in the United States. Individuals collectively have been awarded millions of dollars by applying her scholarship strategies. In 2008 she co-founded Connections101, a company specializing in providing motivational tools for scholarship searching. It is her goal to empower students to design their paths to their future without college debt. For more information about Jean, visit www.connections101.com.