Hey guys!  Usually there would be an earlier post to read that starts by wishing everyone a happy weekend.  But there was a very important wedding on Saturday!  So, happy end-of-weekend; try to avoid a bad case of “The Mondays."  Any who, tonight we’re going to talk a bit more about scholarships, honing in on scholarships for women.  There are a few examples, so check them out.

1.  The SWE Scholarship Program.Each year the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) awards over 100 scholarships totaling up to $500,000 to female students.  The SWE Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and aid women in engineering, engineering technology and computer science fields of study.  Individual awards amount from $1,000 to $10,000 and are available to high school seniors/will-be undergraduate freshmen all the way up to graduate level students.Scholarship awards are announced and awarded at various times, with differences among freshmen and upper-class.  College students, sophomore to graduate level, are notified during the summertime, while freshman recipients and renewed scholarships are announced during early fall.  SWE scholarship funds are both company-sponsored and donated, and thus awards are disbursed differently, with sponsored scholarships being presented in the fall and donated funds awarded in both fall and spring.

2.  The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship.Sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the American History Scholarship is designed to aid entering female freshmen in the pursuit of history and government studies.  Dedicated to the country’s history, the DAR is motivated to provide 2 renewable scholarships (pending annual transcript review) worth $2,000 each to students following the same path.  U.S. citizenship is required for the award; however citizens currently living abroad may apply via a Units Overseas Chapter of the DAR.

3.  Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.The Women in Business Scholarship, provided by Zonta International, is available to women pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in various business specialties.  Made possible by the generous donation from member Jane M. Klausman in 1998, this award gives funds to both national district and international club members for college.  One $1,000 award is presented to a member of each U.S. district club (26 last year), and an additional 12 scholarships worth $5,000 each are disbursed to international recipients annually.Applicants for the Women in Business Scholarship need to be studying and greatly excelling in this field and have to be nominated by their district club.

4.  New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program.The New York Women in Communications Foundation (NYWICI) provides a great opportunity each year for female communication students to obtain scholarship awards.  There is most certainly a bias in mentioning this one (Communication major!).  The Foundation awards scholarships to 15-20 women in amounts of $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000.  Winners can be high school seniors, undergrads and grad students studying in the communications field (i.e. communications, advertising, PR, marketing, etc.) and must have a 3.2 GPA or higher.  These outstanding Comm. kids are selected based on multiple factors, including: U.S. citizenship and state of residence (only NY, NJ, CT and PA), academic excellence, financial need, school activities, honors and more.

There was a time when women were much farther behind and are still a sort of minority, but these scholarships for women and other opportunities work to move us ahead in education, work and the larger world.  If you’d like more tips and tricks as well as valuable financial aid solutions, talk to Go Financial Aid today.

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