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Scholarships for Women in Honor of Women's History Month

In honor of Women's History Month, check out these scholarships from organizations that want to see amazing female students thrive in college and their future careers.

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 up to $5,000, and applications are typically due in the first half of March each year.

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. Eligible applicants can be enrolled in public or private schools or be homeschooled. Award recipients will receive a $5,000 cash prize, and the annual deadline is around mid-December. 

Related: 3 Easy Strategies to Increase Your Scholarship Eligibility 

GoSkills Scholarship

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 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 March 15 and September 15.

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 field 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 for this scholarship, and it’s only one of many scholarships offered by the American Meteorological Society. The award is for $10,000 with a March deadline each year.

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 $3,000 as well as membership in the WIIT and mentorship from other members. The deadlines fall on April 1 and November 1 each year.

Related: Why the Scholarship Search Matters, Plus Quick Tips and Tricks

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 search category. Let every category be one of many that you explore scholarship opportunities for. Happy Women’s History Month! 

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About Jean O'Toole

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 Jean’s scholarship strategies. In 2008, Jean 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. Visit Connections101.com for more information, and follow Jean on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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