The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners. AAUW branches and states provide funding for local scholarship programs across the U.S. for women students seeking educational funding. Participating branches and states determine their scholarship amounts and eligibility criteria, and applicants apply directly to the opportunities for which they are qualified.
U.S. citizenship is not required, though in some cases, it is preferred. The same application should be used for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Applicants should fill out the information that is relevant to their status. Incomplete or late applications will be disqualified. Applicants must graduate in May of the award year or later to be eligible for any of these awards. Previous recipients of ASSE Foundation scholarship awards are eligible to receive subsequent awards. ASSE student membership is preferred and costs $15 per year.
Distinguished Young Women is proud to be the oldest and largest scholarship program for graduating high school girls in the nation. Since 1958, the program has awarded more than $93 million in cash scholarships to participants across the nation. In addition, almost 200 colleges and universities offer college-granted scholarships to program participants.
In 2010, more than $108 million in scholarship opportunities were available to those who took part in a local or state program. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future. They offer cash and college scholarships to competing members.
Going to college for the first time, fresh out of high school, can be both exciting and frightening for many young women. The scholarships listed beneath this heading are for high school girls from many different walks of life. The majority of scholarships for both boys and girls tend to fall into this category.
Students who receive a full-tuition waiver or reimbursement for tuition are not eligible for this scholarship. However, the Illinois CPA Society encourages students to apply if they are unsure of other forms of support at the time of their application.
This scholarship is similar to Women in Transition except that is for a woman who is completing her sophomore year in accounting or finance, and it is awarded in the amount of $2,000 per year for two years.
Many scholarships for women are intended to address the disparity in income between men and women in North America, or are intended to encourage women to enter professions in which women have been historically underrepresented. Many are simply intended to alleviate poverty among women.
Most scholarships rely on tests, grades, GPAs, and other numerical scores that hardly tell much about the student himself. Zinch believes that students are “More Than a Test Score.” They also recognize that college is expensive – too expensive, and getting worse every year. They therefore strive to do fun, meaningful, and different things to help students pay for their college education.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has a scholarship program specifically for women age 50 and older. Like many other scholarships, the AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program has requirements for applicants to have been unemployed for a minimum length of time and to have an income less than 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
They must be eligible for financial aid and not currently in default on a Title IV student loan. They must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, be eligible for fall admission to a UC campus as a new junior-level transfer student, and have been nominated to the “Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Scholarship” by the president of the respective community college.
The Women in Transition scholarship was created to aid women looking to join the accounting or finance community. Women who are the primary source of support for their families, who are enrolling as incoming freshmen at a college, to transition into a better occupation with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, are the targets for this scholarship. It is awarded for up to $16,000 over four years as determined by the Board of Trustees.
SR Education Group is awarding a need-based scholarship of $2,000 to female college students. SR Education Group understands that raising the funds necessary for an education can be difficult. As a result, they would like to lend a hand.
To become eligible for a scholarship from the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation, recipients must be participants for at least one full year at Cabrillo College, Hartnell College or Monterey Peninsula College. Students must enroll as full-time students at a University of California campus and use all scholarship funds within two years of community college graduation.