10 Killer Scholarships for Women
Who run the world? Girls!
It was once unheard of to see a woman running for president, or even running a company, but times have changed big time.
In a Pew Research study on female leaders, women now hold nearly 30% of CEO and board member positions at Fortune 500 companies in the United States. This has drastically changed from 20 years ago when women accounted for less than 10% of those roles.
Even though the number of female leaders in business and government is growing, the rising cost of college is beginning to make higher education unattainable for many. To help offset these costs and promote female leadership, many companies and organizations sponsor scholarships just for women.
We did our research and found 10 of the top scholarships women can apply for this fall to help keep their college costs low.
1. The Science Ambassador Scholarship
Award: Full tuition
Deadline: December 9, 2019
How to apply: Submit an application to the Science Ambassador Scholarship here and create a video.
Eligibility: High school senior or an undergraduate college student
One lucky lady in STEM could win a full ride to college through the Science Ambassador Scholarship funded by Cards Against Humanity, which awards women in science, technology, engineering, or math a full-tuition scholarship. Applicants are asked to create a video similar to a mini-lecture, but not a personal statement. The video should be clear, creative, scientifically accurate, and a demonstration of your passion for the subject.
2. The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship
Deadline: November 17, 2019
How to apply: Download the application to the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship here and submit an application by mail.
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student
Are you interested in working in entertainment? The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment awards eight $1,000 scholarships to women who are majoring in communication studies, marketing, public relations, media studies, or journalism. The purpose of the scholarship is to help increase female representation in the media industry by aiding and encouraging women to further their education and participation in the profession.
3. Women in Architecture Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2019
How to apply: Submit an application to the Women in Architecture Scholarship here.
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students
For all the ladies that want to work in the architectural field, we have a scholarship for you! The Women in Architecture scholarship sponsored by Houzz is committed to supporting and encouraging female architecture students as they pursue their educational endeavors and enter the world of residential design. Students studying architecture/architectural engineering are eligible to apply.
4. New York Women in Communications Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2020
How to apply: Submit an application to the New York Women in Communications Scholarship here.
Eligibility: High school seniors, college undergraduate, or graduate students
Gain a scholarship and a network of supportive women with the New York Women in Communications Scholarship, which awards 15-20 scholarships to female communications students residing in New York and the surrounding area. If awarded, students receive $10,000 to go toward their tuition and become a part of the New York Women in Communications, which is a network of professional women in the communications field that will mentor and guide them throughout their professional career.
5. Tobi Cares Scholarship
Deadline: December 31, 2019
How to apply: Submit an application to the Tobi Cares Scholarship here.
Eligibility: incoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors
Scholarship money and new clothes, not a bad deal! The Tobi Cares scholarship is open to women who are enrolled or planning to enroll at a four-year U.S. college or community college. The winner receives $3,000 to go toward their educational expenses and a $200 Tobi.com store credit.
6. KnowBe4 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship
Deadline: November 25, 2019
How to apply: Submit an application to the KnowBe4 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship here.
Eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate students
Interested in securing a scholarship and an internship? The KnowBe4 Women in Cybersecurity scholarship provides women in the cybersecurity field with $10,000 toward toward tuition, fees, and books, as well as a paid internship at the KnowBe4 corporate office in Clearwater, Florida. Female students are eligible if they are pursuing (or plan to pursue) a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
7. Worthy Women’s Scholarship
Deadline: December 2, 2019
How to apply: Submit an application to the Worthy Women’s Scholarship here.
Eligibility: Female students over the age of 30
Going back to school isn’t easy, but The Worthy Women’s Scholarship wants to help by providing up to $2,500 to women over the age of 30 who are enrolled in a continuing education professional studies program. Three scholarship winners will receive either a $1,000, $1,500, or $2,500 scholarship to go toward their educational expenses.
8. Pathway to Success
Award: Full tuition
Deadline: February 15, 2020
How to apply: Submit an application to Pathway to Success here.
Eligibility: High school senior
Calling all Florida residents! The Pathway to Success Scholarship funds first-generation female students who are entering their freshman year of college. This scholarship covers full-tuition (minus the amount of the recipients’ FAFSA awards). Applicants must also apply to two other external scholarships, be a Florida resident, and attend a public in-state, 4-year college. Applicants must also be service-oriented and maintain a GPA of 2.0.
9. MPOWER Financing Women in STEM Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2019
How to apply: Submit an application to the MPOWER Financing Women in STEM Scholarship here.
Eligibility: Accepted or enrolled in a full-time STEM degree program
Another opportunity for women in STEM! The MPOWER Women in STEM Scholarship provides up to $5,000 to three international female students who are studying STEM in the United States or Canada. Applicants simply submit an essay and winners will receive either a $2,000, $3,000, or $5,000 scholarship to go toward their educational expenses.
10. LiveYourDream $2,000 Scholarship
Deadline: December 5, 2019
How to apply: Submit an application to the LiveYourDream Scholarship here.
Eligibility: Be a graduate of an accredited high school or have the equivalent
Being a mom and going to school can be tough. What’s even more challenging is being a single mom and going back to school, but The LiveYourDream Scholarship wants to help mamas in Utah by funding educational expenses for single mothers. Applicants must be a resident of Utah, have financial need, and clear educational goals. Applicants simply submit an essay with two letters of recommendation to apply.
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