|Scholarships for Women|
Women who are pursuing a wide variety of careers and who come from very different backgrounds will be eligible for scholarships. Some are based on the major students choose, while others determine recipients on their financial need. Most will require women to submit FAFSA information, grades, or an essay written on a topic chosen by the donors.
This annual Guardian's initiative is designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18 -. Guardian awards prizes up to 15 girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship; are taking the first steps toward financial independence; and make a difference in their schools and communities. Every year, prizes totaling $30,000 are granted to three top winners and 12 finalists each year, to further their entrepreneurial pursuits or save for college.
Raising a child on her own is one of the biggest challenges a woman may face in her life. This becomes even more challenging for women who want to improve their career prospects and earning potential by going back to school to earn their undergraduate or graduate degrees. Balancing work, children and school isn't easy but scholarships for single mothers can at least help relieve some of the financial burden associated with study.
EWI offers three programs, ASIST, EWISP, and FELLOWS to help qualified applicants achieve their academic goals. EWI Chapters in each state that participate in these programs develop their own criteria regarding deadlines, areas of limitation, eligible schools, and partner agencies. Check with the local state chapter for guidelines.
The Women's Opportunity Awards program 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.