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How to Find Scholarships for Women


How to find scholarships for women / girls is a very popular question. Definitely, there are college scholarships and grants based on all kinds of criteria including whether you are female or male. Following will be a list of scholarships for women. However, we feel that we need to explain some things. Although there are college scholarships for women, a majority of the scholarships have very specific, limiting eligibility requirements so only some women can apply for specific scholarships. For example, some scholarships for women are awarded at a specific college. If the woman does not want to go to that particular college that is offering the scholarship for women, then that female is not able to apply for that particular scholarship for women.  Another example is careers. We have seen a number of very good scholarships for women offered if they want to go into a specific field. If the women do not want to choose that particular career option then they can not apply for those scholarships for women that are for only that particular career. A majority of the thousands of college grants and scholarships offered to students have very specific, limiting eligibility requirements that restrict just who can apply for those scholarships. WE HAVE SEEN THE FRUSTRATION. We have seen so many scholarship questions, such as:

Are there any scholarships for women?

Are there any scholarships for diabetics?

Are there any scholarships for mothers?

Are there any scholarships for single moms or parents?

Are there any scholarships for African-Americans and Hispanics?

The questions go on and on about college grants and scholarships and how to find scholarships. The answer is YES, there are scholarships for women, diabetics, mothers, single moms, African-Americans, Hispanics, military personnel, and more. However, there are NOT A LOT of college grants and scholarships based on these specific criteria. For this web page, we did the research on scholarships for women. There are scholarships for women but, BUT there are not many that have almost no eligibility requirements. Most of them have some specific, limiting eligibility requirements so only a relatively few women can apply for those scholarships. We will attempt to list the scholarships for women that are “portable” where the application money can go to just about any female citizen or legal resident of the United States and go to the school of their choice. Having said that, there are so very few of these type of “open” scholarships for women that we will list some scholarships that have some limiting eligibility requirements, BUT we hope that quite a few women will be able to apply for these scholarships. At the bottom of this web page, we will give advice on how to find more scholarships that are for just about any U.S. citizen or legal resident, not only for women.

List of Scholarships for Women

Talbot’s Scholarship Foundation

Sponsor: Talbots Inc., the retailer and direct marketer of women's apparel, shoes and accessories.

According to Talbots Inc. website, they NO LONGER fund a scholarship:

We will keep this description on the list for now. For a number of years Talbots offered very generous funding for scholarships. Maybe they will change their minds and fund scholarships in the future?

Eligibility Requirements: This is one of the VERY FEW scholarships for women (specifically for women) that has a very minimum amount of requirements. Just about any woman / female in the U.S. or Canada can apply for this scholarship for women.

Money: Talbot’s is known to offer a number of scholarships to people. The amount of the award is subject to change each year, but usually the awards range between $5,000 and $30,000.




The SR Educational Group OFFERS Scholarships.

Sponsor: SR Education Group.

This is a good example on how we struggle to decide whether to keep some of these scholarships on this list or delete them. A few years ago, a representative from the SR Education Group contacted us to let us know about their scholarships. They seemed committed to funding four different scholarships. One of the scholarships was for single mom/single parent and another one was for women. Now, it appears that they fund two scholarships, but neither one is for a single parent OR specifically female. We will keep the following information on this website, for now. Maybe, the SR Education Group will decide to fund the other scholarships later?

Currently, they offer two different scholarships.

Community College Scholarship:  “Students enrolled at a public community college, junior college, technical college, or city college, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.” Scholarship is worth $2,500.

Graduate Scholarship for Teachers: “Students enrolled in a graduate program through an accredited college or university. Scholarship is worth $5,000.”

MORE Information for ALL of SR Education Group’s Scholarships:


College Scholarships Foundation Women's Scholarship

Sponsor: College

Eligibility Requirements: U.S. citizen; 3.0 GPA, currently attending full time study in
post-secondary education (undergraduate or graduate); and be female.

Money: $500.




Expomarketing’s Women in Business Scholarship Program.

Sponsor: Expomarketing.

Eligibility: “Our scholarship program is available for women who are currently MBA or undergraduate students pursuing a career in business. Incoming, full-time and part-time students are eligible, but you need to be currently enrolled to apply. Any previously awarded scholarships or monetary prizes have no bearing on this scholarship award.”

Please note: There will be two equal scholarships awarded to one MBA student and one undergraduate student.

Money: $1,000.




Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship

Sponsor: Zenefits.

Eligibility: Women earn almost 60% of all bachelor's degrees in the United States, but they earn only 20% of computer science degrees, 20% of physics degrees, and 18% of engineering degrees. And estimates show that by 2018, the U.S. will face a shortage of more than one million STEM workers. This presents an enormous opportunity to better support young women in pursuing STEM-related careers, and Zenefits is committed to being part of the solution.

The 500 word essay of topic located at the website.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a woman who:

• Is currently enrolled as a full-time college student in the United States

• Has completed at least one full academic year of college with a GPA of 3.0 or above

• Is pursuing a degree related to science, technology, mathematics, or engineering; and

• Has clearly expressed financial need to support educational goals

Money: $6,000.



The B H W Group Women in STEM Scholarship.

Sponsor: B H W Group.

Eligibility: Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. This is an ESSAY contest. Topics are listed at their website.

Money: $3,000.



Emerge / Possible Woman Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Emerge / Possible Woman Foundation.

Eligibility Requirements: Please visit the following website to view the requirements. "The selection committee is focused on identifying special women who are GEORGIA residents, non-traditional students and whose education was delayed or interrupted, individulas with a vision to succeed regardless of any obstacles that life has put in their way."

Money: The number of recipients and money varies. The approximate value of each award will be $2,000 - $5,000 (amount is subject to change per year).

Contact Information for more information:



Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor: Jeannette Rankin Foundation

Eligibility Requirements: This scholarship for women provides financial assistance to low-income women thirty five years of age and older who are in an undergraduate or vocational training program and have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves, their families and their communities.

Money: The number of scholarships and the amount of those awards can vary per year, but historically, this organization has provided 80 scholarships worth $2,000 PER year.




Love Your Body Poster Contest

Sponsor: NOW Foundation. National Organization for Women Foundation.

Eligibility: “The National Organization for Women Foundation hosts an annual poster contest to celebrate the Love Your Body Campaign. The winning posters are featured on the website and used to promote Love Your Body events.” Create a poster on topic listed on their website. MORE eligibility requirements are located at their website.

Money: Awards range from $100 to $250.



Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Scholarships

Sponsor: Philanthropic Educational Organization.

A LOT going on with this organization so we advise you to PLEASE visit and explore their website at:
Basically, this organization is made up of “women helping women reach for the stars.” A number of scholarships are sponsored by this organization.

Money: Varies per scholarship.

Please contact the following website for MUCH MORE information:


AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program

Sponsor: AARP

“The AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program is helping win back opportunity for low-income, 50-plus women by funding education, training, and skills upgrades that can lead to better employment and increased financial security for women and their families.”

Eligibility Requirements:

Money: The number of scholarships and the financial award of those scholarships vary per year. However, for some years there are well over 300 scholarships awarded ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Contact: Please contact the following web address for much more information:

HORIZONS Scholarship Program, Women in Defense

Sponsor: Women in Defense

Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, established in 1988, Women In Defense 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. The scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. The amount of the awards varies each year.

Eligibility Requirements:

Money: Various scholarships are awarded worth thousands of dollars.

Contact:   OR

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc.

The objective of the Women's Independence Scholarship Program is to help survivors of intimate partner abuse obtain an education that will in turn offer them the chance to secure employment, personal independence and self sufficiency.

Eligibility Requirements: Here are some of the requirements:

Money:  Varies but the award seems to average around $2,000 per school term.


Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly Women Opportunity Award).

"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.Each year, more than $1.6 million in education grants are awarded to more than 1,200 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse.

Live Your Dream Awards 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.The Live Your Dream Awards involves three levels of cash awards. The program begins at the local Soroptimist club-level, where award amounts vary. Local-level award recipients become eligible for region-level awards of either $3,000 or $5,000. Region-level award recipients then become eligible to receive one of three international-level awards of $10,000."




Eve’s Addiction JUST FOR MOMS Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any mother who is enrolled as an undergraduate or master degree program at any U.S. college or university. The applicant must be a mother who has legal custody of at least one child under the age of 18. This is an ESSAY contest. Topic is on their website.

Money: $1,000.


The Educational Foundation for Women in ACCOUNTING: provides funding for a few different grants. "The Women In Transition and Women In Need scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to female reentry students who wish to pursue a degree in accounting. These scholarships were designed for women who have become the sole source of support for themselves and their family, either through divorce or death of a spouse. However, women who are single parents as a result of other circumstances will also be considered."
Information about scholarships can be found at . Please visit   for much more information.



Glamour Magazine Top 10 College Women Scholarship Contest

Sponsor: Glamour Magazine.

Eligibility Requirements:

Money: One grand prize of $20,000  and nine prizes worth $3,000. All winners receive a trip to New York City and recognition in Glamour.



Scholarships for Moms: We were hesitant to list this specific scholarship for a while because we just did not know if it was legitimate. However, this scholarship has been around a while so we decided to list this scholarship for mothers, single or married.

"Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must be permanent residents of the United States. You agree that you are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled within the next 3 months, in a college or university in the United States. Applicants for the promotion must be a parent to one or more children. You may also be expecting one or more children at the time of entry. Documentation of requirements must be produced upon request." Apparently there is NO essay so the winner is picked through a random drawing. The award is for ten thousand dollars. More information is located at

How to Find More College Grants and Scholarships

There are NOT many scholarships for women that just about any woman can apply for. Most college scholarships have specific, narrow, eligibility requirements that limit who can apply for those scholarships. It is easy to understand how students can become frustrated trying to find scholarships that they can apply for according to the eligibility requirements.

The following two web pages at this website will provide more information about college scholarships that are based on other eligibility requirements than just the single requirement of being a woman: College Grants and Scholarships Listed on the World Wide Web and the College Grants and Scholarships Listed in Books web page.


College Grants and Scholarships with the Minimum Amount of Eligibility Requirements is a Kindle ebook that lists approximately 150 college scholarships that have the least amount of eligibility requirements, so that just about anyone can apply for these scholarships. There are only so many scholarships for a specific group of people, whether it is Hispanic, single mothers, women, nursing students, veterans, or other groups. This ebook will provide a list of more available scholarships. Some of these scholarships require writing an essay while others require filling out just an application. There are NOT many scholarships available without specific, limiting criteria. There are many resources that will list thousands of scholarships, but a majority of them will have very specific requirements that prevents many students from applying to most of the scholarships listed in the resources. However, this Kindle ebook lists scholarships that most people within the U.S. can apply for. If you do not have a Kindle, you can download the free Kindle Previewer in order to view Kindle books on your PC at OR . We know how difficult it is to format documents for the Kindle so the formatting might be kind of strange for some of the text. However, we find the text tolerable and the links work.

YouTube Video:  How to Find College Grants and Scholarships is a short six-minute video that gives you an overall look at where to find college grants and scholarships. If you have no idea on where to start to find financial aid, then this video will give you a good idea on how to go about finding free money in the form of financial aid, grants, and scholarships for college or trade schools for a variety of groups of people such as nursing students, single moms, women, and just about any U.S. Citizen seeking scholarships with the least amount of eligibility requirements.

List of No Essay Scholarships Video is a YouTube Video that gives a brief explanation of scholarships without essays and then provides a list of some actual no essay scholarships. We know that the college scholarship without the essay requirement is a popular, but yet very hard-to-find scholarship. It is very frustating to write essay after essay and not be awarded a scholarship. This video will give information about scholarships without the essay requirement.


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