The ongoing underrepresentation of women in many disciplines, especially at the highest levels, is the driving force behind many of the institutions and organizations around the world that provide financial assistance in the form of Scholarships for Women to female students.
Being a woman by itself will not automatically qualify you for a scholarship, of course. Scholarships for women can be awarded based on a wide variety of factors, such as academic excellence, athletic achievement, leadership qualities, allegiance to a specific culture or community, age, or membership in a minority group.
$20,000 AAUW International Fellowships for Women
Women who are neither citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for international fellowships from AAUW (previously known as the American Association of University Women) to pursue full-time study or research in the country.
At approved institutions, graduate and postgraduate study is supported. Scholarship amounts range from $18,000 for a Master’s or Professional Fellowship to $20,000 for a Doctorate Fellowship (Postdoctoral Fellowship).
$10,000 Women Techmakers Scholars Program
Scholarships are given to women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in computer science and technology through Google’s Women Techmakers Scholars Program. Around $10,000 in scholarships are given out each year, and candidates are judged on their leadership experience and academic record.
Successful applicants receive financial support in addition to an invitation to a special “retreat” that includes workshops, speakers, networking opportunities, and social activities at one of Google’s major regional headquarters.
$10,000 The Dorothy Marchus Senesh Scholarships for Women
The Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship is a program that provides two women from developing countries with the opportunity to receive funding to further their education in the field of peace and development studies at an institution of their choosing that is recognized anywhere in the globe.
The Fellowships award a total of $10,000 to each recipient, broken down as follows: $5,000 for the first year, and $5,000 for the second year.
100 Dreams Scholarships for Women Fund
The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation awards the 100 Dreams Scholarship Fund, which offers women presently enrolled in high school or college who can prove their financial need one-time financial aid of up to $1,000 USD.
Instead than paying for tuition or ongoing living expenses, this award is meant to help students access educational opportunities by covering expenses like textbooks, exam fees, or conferences for educators.
Forte MBA Fellows Program for Women
By providing fellowships to women attending sponsoring business schools for either a full-time, part-time, or executive MBA program, the Forté Fellows Program was established with the goal of increasing the number of women who apply to and enroll in MBA programs. In addition, the program’s creators hoped that the number of women who completed MBA degrees would also increase.
In addition to the financial assistance that is made available to fellows through the fellowships that are awarded by Forté member institutions, fellows are given the opportunity to interact with prominent organizations that are part of the Forté network.
Margaret McNamara Education Grants
Women who are at least 25 years old who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at a university in the United States of America, Canada, or certain universities in South Africa and Latin America are eligible to apply for a Margaret McNamara Education Grant.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of women and children, and they should originate from a nation that is defined as a “lower or middle income developing member country.”