College Scholarships for Women
Graduate Fellowships, Research Internships and Grants

By Francisco A Tomei Torres,

Financial aid for women in college, high school seniors, graduate school and postdoctoral study

Deadlines - Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
 
Aug 15 The scheme provides fellowships to young female students from Sub-Saharan African countries and/or LDCs, to enable them to pursue postgraduate studies leading to Ph.D., degrees, at centres of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities). The institute must be in a developing country other than the applicant's home country. The fellowship is offered to carry out postgraduate research in the natural sciences. Each fellowship will be offered for three years and will cover travel expenses, a modest monthly living allowance, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution.

Aug 9 African women working in agricultural research and development from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia who have completed a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in selected disciplines are invited to apply. Applicants must be nationals of the above listed countries and be available in Africa throughout the fellowship period.

Aug 15 For students from developing countries who are currently studying in South Africa. (The University of Witwatersrand, University Stellenbosch, University of Pretoria and University of Capetown ONLY)

Aug 31 El Fondo Margaret McNamara otorgará subsidios educativos no renovables, a estudiantes universitarias que realizan sus estudios en universidades de Argentina, Chile, Colombia, México o Perú (Universidad Austral en Argentina; Universidad Católica en Chile; Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Javeriana y Universidad Nacional en Colombia, Iberoamericana en México y Pontificia Universidad Católica en Perú).

Jan 15 For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants that are not renewable. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

 
Sep 9 The Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship provides full-time graduate students (master's and doctoral level) who are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines up to three years of funding and support.

 
Funded by NASA to increase the number of Spelman students entering science, engineering, and mathematics careers, this program provides pre-freshman summer curricular enhancement and upper class research experiences during the academic year. In addition, students engage in summer internships at NASA or other sites.

 
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Scholarships for women currently enrolled in medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on need as well as embodiment of the goals of AMWA.

, Center for Women in Government
 
Oct 13 The Fellowship is an intensive leadership development program designed to promote equity and excellence in public service, and encourage government to be more responsive to the needs of women, children, families, and communities in New York State.

 
Oct 15 The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries.

 
Oct 16 The Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarships is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics, and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD.

 
Jan 31
A Microsoft scholarship provides an advantage so you can pursue studies in computer science and related technical disciplines.

Nov 12 The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Nov 12 Scholarships to help women get ahead and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers.

Nov 15 Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering, or related disciplines to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad. Related disciplines may also be awarded. For example, awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences.

Nov 15 American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

 
Jan 10 Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master's programs architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering mathematics/statistics. Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields: Master's in business administration, law, doctorate in medicine. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Dec 1 International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree , and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five fellowships are renewable for a second year.

 
Dec 15 Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.

 
Jan 15 Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.

The purpose of this program is to create a centralized, standardized, online undergraduate scholarship application posting and processing initiative that supports AAUW's local scholarship programs across the U.S.

 
Nov 15 The Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering.

 
The Young Women in Public Affairs Award honors young women in secondary level or pre-university schools, ages 16 to 20, who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in public policy, government and volunteer organizations.

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate or Master's degrees in business management.

 
Nov 15 The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) offers Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Throughout the Fellowship year, participants gain invaluable experience by working on women's issues in Washington, D.C. with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities organized by WLPPFP.

 
Nov 15 The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women's Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.

Nov 20 Merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are either pursuing a doctoral level degree or are engaged in postdoctoral research at an accredited college, university or institution.

 
Nov 30 Scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada in the next academic year.

 
Jan 31 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada.

 
Nov 30 If you aspire to a graduate degree and career in the physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, and related fields of science and engineering, you may be a potential NPSC Fellow. The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique in being: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 expense allowance; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

Dec 1 Most undergraduate awards are for full-time students (enrolled in 12 hours or more per semester) pursuing an undergraduate degree in occupational safety, health, and the environment.

 
Dec 12 The scholarship program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research -- particularly by female and minority students -- in oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas).

Jan 6 A group of female undergraduate and graduate students all over the world will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership. Applicants must be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program and enrolled in Computer Science or Computer Engineering program, or a closely related technical field.

 
Jan 6 The Holly A. Cornell Scholarship encourages and supports outstanding female and/or minority masters students in pursuit of advanced training in the field of water supply and treatment.

Jan 15 To be eligible, the applicant must be enrolled as a graduate student, or engaged in post-doctoral or early-stage junior faculty academic research, and demonstrate financial need for continuation or completion of their research.

 
Jan 15 The annual Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is awarded alternately in the fields of Greek and French. The award may be used for the study of Greek language, literature, history, or archaeology, or the study of French language or literature.

, Office of Fossil Energy
Jan 15 The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) is an Internship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy to provide opportunities to women and under-represented minority students who are pursuing academic majors related to the Fossil Energy mission.

 
Jan 20 This program empowers women to enrich themselves through learning and achieve a college education later in life. Applicants to the Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund must be women currently residing in the United States or Canada.

Jan 31 Each year, the Foundation, in conjunction with New York Women in Communications, awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or further a career in communications.

 
Feb 1 One scholarship is awarded to a mature woman whose undergraduate studies in nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or a nuclear-related field have been delayed.

 
Feb 3 This merit scholarship is awarded annually to women who wish to complete their undergraduate degrees while working full-time for Chamber member companies.

Feb 15 IWPR offers a fellowship in public policy to a promising scholar each year. The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow contributes to a variety of research projects to inform policies affecting women. Research activities may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also a component of the fellowship program. Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline (such as sociology, psychology, education, or public policy), statistics, economics, mathematics or women's studies. Graduate work is not required.

 
Mar 1 IWPR's internship program is designed to provide participants with challenging work experiences under the guidance and supervision of researchers with extensive knowledge of women's policy issues and social science research.

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Mar 1
The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

 
A number of SWE Sections offer scholarship assistance to female students on a local level. If you reside or attend school within the geographical areas covered by these Sections, you may be eligible for additional scholarship assistance. Contact these Sections directly for detailed information and application forms. Scholarships are listed by state.

 
Mar 1 Scholarships for women pursuing undergraduate degrees at accredited colleges and universities: a technical or vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's degree.

 
Mar 31 The program promotes and fosters the development of young college-age Latina leaders through training, mentoring opportunities, access to national networks and tools to create a community impact through their leadership projects.

 
Apr 1 Delta Gamma Foundation fellowships are grants awarded on a competitive basis to qualified initiated members pursuing graduate/professional degrees.

 
Feb 15 Delta Gamma Foundation scholarships are grants awarded on a competitive basis to qualified initiated members pursuing undergraduate degrees.

The Delta Gamma Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate loans.

Apr 30 Eligible candidates are women who are currently enrolled as full-time, graduate or undergraduate geoscience majors in an accredited, degree-granting college or university in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia.

Apr 30 Honors and provides support for outstanding minority women geoscience students.

Dec 15 For Women Geoscience Majors Studying in Western Washington State West of the Columbia and Okanogan Rivers. To encourage the participation of women in the geosciences; to exchange education, technical, and professional information; and to enhance the professional growth and advancement of women in the geosciences.

 
Mar 31 The Chrysalis Scholarship provides degree-completion funding for women geoscience graduate students whose education has been significantly interrupted by life circumstances. The awards are intended to cover costs associated with completion of her thesis/dissertation, beyond what is traditionally covered by primary research funding.

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May 15
The Educational Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing accounting degrees at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. One scholarship is designated for a woman who is the primary source of support for her family and is enrolling as an incoming freshman to earn a Bachelors degree in Accounting.

Apr 30 The American Planning Association awards are made to students currently enrolled in degree programs in Planning or a closely related field.

Apr 30 Applicants must be women returning to school after a break in their education, and pursuing formal education in the natural sciences, engineering or mathematics, at the junior or senior undergraduate level or first-year graduate level at any accredited institution.

 
May 26 The Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship recognizes academic and benevolent achievement among young women of color, and supports continued success through the first year of college.

Jun 10 The UNESCO-L'Oréal International Fellowships are designed to identify and reward fifteen deserving, committed and talented young women scientists, from all over the world, active in the field of life sciences. With a view to ensuring that a balanced geographical representation is made, a maximum of three young women, from each of the five geo-cultural regions of the world, will be awarded fellowships.

 
May 19 The L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 that must be put towards their postdoctoral research.

 
Jun 1 Enables early-career women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers for family reasons. The applicant must currently be a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. She must be currently in Canada or the United States and must have an affiliation with a research-active educational institution or national lab. She must have completed work toward a PhD.

 
Feb 1 The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women. The goal is to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.

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The National Federation of Republican Women offers several scholarships and internships to female students to involve more young women in the political process and to provide educational opportunities.

 
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WREI accepts internship applications for the summer, fall, and spring academic semesters.

 
Jun 14 WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C.

Jun 30 International fellowships and grants to women graduates for postgraduate research, study and training. Fellowships are offered for the second and subsequent years of a doctoral programme and for post-doctoral studies. First year doctoral students do not qualify.

Many of IFUW's national affiliates offer fellowships, grants, scholarships and stipends to women and girls for primary and secondary education, undergraduate studies and postgraduate research, study and training.

Jul 15 The HORIZONS Scholarship encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields.

 
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Each semester NOW interns participate in a wide range of activities. First-hand observation of how a sexist, racist, and classist political system impacts women in this country. Frequent opportunities to organize and attend Congressional and U.S. Supreme Court hearings, press conferences, demonstrations and rallies. Intern Lobby Day which includes a "how to lobby" workshop. Training in our successful, time-honored grassroots organizing including workshops on campus organizing, coalition building and networking. Weekly intern discussion groups and field trips on a wide range of feminist issues which are led by National NOW staff and officers.

The goal is to provide young female athletes of limited financial means the opportunity to continue to pursue their sport in addition to their college studies.

Hispanics, Latinos, Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, South and Central Americans, African Americans, Native Alaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians.

Allied Health, Communication, Sciences and Disorders, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Medicine, Mental Health, Nursing, Nutritional Science, Psychology, Pharmacy, Premed, Public Health.

Minority scholarships for African American students, Black high school seniors,Graduate school students, college scholarships, Graduate Fellowships.

Hispanics, Latinos, Boricuas, Canarios, Catrachos, Chamorros, Chapines, Chicanos, Cubans, Dominicans, Ecuatoguineans, Spaniards, Filipinos, Guajiros, Guanacos, Jíbaros, Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Nicas, New Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Quisqueyans, Sephardim, South and Central Americans, Texanos, Ticos.

Aboriginal Canadians, Native Alaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Eskimos, Native Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Polynesians or Micronesians.

AAAS works to increase the participation of women, minorities, and the disabled in the science and technology workforce.

ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in Computer Science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences.

 
The Mathematics Travel Grants provide full or partial support for travel and subsistence for a meeting or conference in the applicant's field of specialization.

 
 
A scholarship recipient must be enrolled in her chosen field of study at an approved school or institution by the fall term following her high school graduation unless a deferment is approved by the Foundation's board of directors.

 
Recognizing the need for help in funding the education of our young people, the following scholarships are offered under the auspices of The Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America through the generosity of the families and organizations whose names they bear.

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