Originally Posted: Mar 30, 2021
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting an ever-growing category of scholarship awards: scholarships for women and female students. As many private companies and organizations create and offer scholarships that align with their corporate goals, it’s no surprise that scholarships for women are on the rise. In fact, 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 keywords “for female students” or “for women” to their scholarship search terms and categories. 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 examples of scholarship opportunities for women that students should take advantage of.
WTS Foundation Scholarships
The WTS Foundation Scholarships are open to female high school, undergraduate, and graduate students who are pursuing careers in transportation-related fields, including but not limited to civil engineering, mathematics, urban planning, geography, economics, public policy, or logistics. Awards are available up to $10,000, and the scholarships have a deadline of November 12.
The Angela Award
Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), this scholarship is open to female students in grades 5–8 from the United States, US territories, or Canada with a strong passion for science. Students can be enrolled in public or private school or be homeschooled to be eligible. Award recipients will receive a $1,000 savings bond, and the deadline is December 20.
Creative Black Womxn to Watch Scholarship
This scholarship from WONGDOODY is open to Black female/womxn students, which includes cis-gender, transgender, nonbinary, queer, genderqueer, genderfluid, and in-transition individuals. Applicants must be currently enrolled at a US college or university and have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate studies or their first year of portfolio or graduate school. Applicants must be pursuing a creative-focused career in design, marketing, or advertising. The award is for $5,000, and the deadline is November 13.
The GoSkills 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, and there are no age restrictions. The $2,000 award is biannual, with deadlines of September 15 and March 15 each year.
Women in Science Scholarship
The Women in Science 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. It’s open to US citizens and applicants who hold permanent resident status. There are no age restrictions on this scholarship, and it’s only one of many scholarships offered by the American Meteorological Society. The award is for $10,000 with a deadline of February 5.
WIIT Student Scholarships
These scholarships are offered by the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT). Applicants must identify as female and be an undergraduate junior or senior or a graduate student studying all aspects of international trade, economic development, or women’s economic empowerment. Award recipients will receive $1,500 as well as membership in the WIIT and mentorship from other members. The deadlines fall on April 1 and November 1.
Advancement of Women in Sports and Entertainment Scholarship
The Advancement of Women in Sports and Entertainment Scholarship is open to female undergraduate and graduate students pursuing Communication Studies, Marketing, Public Relations, Media Studies, or Journalism in the sports and entertainment industry. Applicants must be US citizens to win this $1,000 award. The deadlines are November 17 and June 14.
You could win one of these awards, so don’t let an opportunity pass you by. An important reminder for all scholarship seekers: Don’t limit your search by only focusing on any one category. Let every search category be one of many that you explore scholarship opportunities for. Happy Women’s History Month!
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