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Scholarships for Women

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention offers a scholarship to women in biology, chemical engineering, and other STEM fields. Applicants must complete an essay on a topic that varies each year; prompts explore methods of preserving biodiversity and ways students can channel their STEM passions into a rewarding career.

Alpha Epsilon Iota Scholarship

$3000 to $4000 are awarded to female medical students. Selection criteria include academic merit and financial need. For an application, phone Donna O’Malley at 1-800-999-9658; or write: McDonald Financial Group, Key Trust Client Services, PO Box 89464, Cleveland, OH 44101-6464, ATTN: Donna O’Malley, Mail code OH-01-27-1614.         No website available.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarships

The AAUW offers Selected Professions Fellowships for women in either their third or fourth year of professional study. Awards range from $5000 to $12,000. More information may be found on website. 1.

AAUW Selected Professional Focus Professions Group Fellowships

This program was created in 1970 for female African American students and other historically underrepresented minority women. One of the available scholarships for black women, it is available to applicants in their second, third, or third-to-fourth year of business administration, law, or medicine at an accredited college or university.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Career Development Grants

One of the scholarships for African American women available, the AAUW offers specific grants to women in graduate study who are in need of assistance to re-enter the workforce or consider a new career. Though not required of applicants, women of color — or those who are pursuing their first advanced degree or seeking credentials or licensing in nontraditional fields — may be given priority.

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Foundation

Scholarships range from $3,000- $10,000 annually. For more information, visit the website.

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)

AMWA awards 4 (four) $1000 scholarships to women currently enrolled in medical school. Awardees will be chosen based on the embodiment of the goals of AMWA. For more information please visit website.

Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellowship

Award for outstanding student leadership. The recipient will receive $1000, and the nominating chapter, if applicable, will also receive $1000. Details can be found at website..

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers

The AAPT Executive Board offers scholarships for future high school physics teachers. Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible. Successful applicants receive a stipend of up to $2,000 and a complimentary AAPT Student Membership for one year. The scholarship may be granted to an individual for each of four years.

Daughters of American Revolution Scholarships

Various scholarships available for teachers, medical students.  Visit website for more information.

The Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship

Also offered through the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., this is another one of the available scholarships for African American women. The Woman of Substance scholarship is specifically for African American women over the age of 35 who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate college program. An essay is required as part of the application, on the topic of “challenges to the mature student and how I overcame them.”

Education Support Award

The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation will award five grants to low-income women with children who are pursuing a college degree or training program. Applicants must be of at least 17 years of age and a mother with minor children who can demonstrate financial need and state their civic-oriented or career goals post-graduation.

Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships

Awards of up to $1,500 for students twenty-five (25) years of age or older. One award is given to students studying to teach at the elementary school level, the other to students studying to teach at the secondary level. All applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university.

 Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund

This fund provides scholarships for women, preferably Jewish, to obtain professional educations. Grant distributions range from $2,000-$8,000. The money is sent directly to the recipient’s school to be used for tuition only. Applications available on website.

Jane M. Klausman Women In Business Scholarship

This scholarship hosted by Zonta International awards domestic and international scholarships in the amount of $1,000 and $7,000, respectively, to women pursuing a business or business-related degree. The scholarship is awarded to up to 32 domestic and 12 international students each year.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

Named for Jeannette Rankin, a women’s rights activist and elected in 1916 as the first female Congressperson, the Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund is awarded to 60 women each year. Other requirements include being over 35 years of age and from low-income households, and recipients must also be pursuing their first undergraduate or vocational degree.

Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship

Research scholarship of $10,000 with goal of promoting women in the medical profession and strengthening the ability of the AMA to identify and address the needs and interests of women physicians and medical students.

Judith McManus Price Scholarship

Established by Thomas Price in honor of his late wife, Judith, this scholarship supports minority women who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in planning within the public sector. Eligible applicants are women of Hispanic American, African American, or Native American descent.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

KSTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing new math and science teachers with professional development, resources and support to improve STEM education in our schools. Up to $4,000 each year to female students who are passionate about teaching science or mathematics at the high school level. The program is a five-year fellowship.

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Latina Scholarship

Each chapter of the Lambda Theta Nu Sorority raises funds toward this scholarship for Latina students who are high school seniors in numerous locations across the U.S. Recipients may apply the funds toward their first year of college study.

Leah J. Dickstein MD Award

Open to female medical students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, creativity, and leadership. The recipient is invited to the AWP Annual Meeting to receive the award and present her work. For more information visit website.

The M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women in Physics

Made possible in memoriam by a generous bequest from particle physicist M. Hildred Blewett, this scholarship in her name was established to enable women to return to a career in physics research after a family-related interruption to their careers. Among the largest monetary awards in this category, the scholarship also covers expenses such as dependent care, salary, travel, and equipment in addition to basic tuition and fees.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (World Bank)

Women from developing countries residing in the US who are enrolled may apply for one of six to ten grants of $12,000 each. Eligibility criteria include: record of service to women and children in her country; intent to return to a developing country in two years; aged 25 or older at time of application. Information and an application may be found on website.  Email:

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

Among many programs aimed at promoting female empowerment and improving the lives of women and girls, Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Awards support education and training for women who want to make a positive change within their community and around the world. Recipients may apply their award to higher education, books, childcare, tuition, and transportation costs.

Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded each year in the amounts of $5,000 to $10,000. The national scholarships are open to women meeting the requirements of each national scholarship.

Women in Medicine (WIM)

$5,000 Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in the United States. Scholarships presented at the annual WIM meeting, and medical students will be present to receive their awards. Applicants should have actively contributed/demonstrated leadership for the LGBT community.   For more information, visit website.

Worthy Women’s Professional Scholarship

Offering three scholarships for women age 30 or over that are enrolled in a continuing education program and supporting women who have decided to go back to school to pursue their passion and further their professional career.

1,000 Dreams Scholarship Fund

Each year, the 1,000 Dreams Scholarship is awarded to up to five female students with financial need who are attending high school or a two-year or four-year college or university in the U.S. Students must demonstrate financial need.