The backHer Toolbox

Resources for Women Worldwide

Women's Scholarships

Africa

Working to Advance Stem Education for African Women Scholarships

http://www.waawfoundation.org/scholarships

Scholarships for Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa Studying STEM related courses in a University or college in Africa.

Australia

National Association of Women in Construction AWIC IWD Scholarship

http://www.nawic.com.au/app/NAWIC/National_IWD_Scholarship/NAWIC/Pages/National_IWD_Scholarship.aspx?hkey=6d09fa4b-4dca-427a-83fd-5b1b4f9dfe80

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) provides an extensive range of activities and scholarships to assist and promote women in the construction industry.

Europe

GEMMA-Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies

http://masteres.ugr.es/gemma/pages/becas

GEMMA is the first Erasmus Mundus Master´s Degree in Women's and Gender Studies in Europe. Scholarships offered in GEMMA are designed to cover some of the expenses students incur throughout their study period.

North America

Capture The Dream (SF Bay Area)

http://www.capturethedream.org/programs/scholarship-fund/

The goal of our scholarship fund is to help eliminate one of the leading obstacles preventing single parents and minority students from attending college – the soaring cost of tuition. We believe that when all students have the opportunity to attend college, our society thrives. If we provide these talented students with the means to higher education, we may be developing the future leaders of the Bay Area – and of the world.

Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

http://www.rankinfoundation.org/site/

We help women end cycles of poverty, underemployment, and abuse, offering a brighter future to families and communities for generations to come. Join us to create more opportunities for low-income women to grow and prosper through education.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization)

http://www.peointernational.org

P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.

Single Parent Scholarships (SPS) (Arkansas)

http://www.aspsf.org

Nearly one in five Arkansas families are led by single parents, of which 79% are single mothers. Single Parent Scholarships (SPSF) are given to low-income single parents who are pursuing post-secondary education in preparation for skilled employment. We organize affiliated scholarship funds that serve every county of Arkansas.

The American Association of University Women

http://www.aauw.org

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Breaking through Barriers Award encourages and recognizes AAUW branch programming that breaks through barriers for women and girls. Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award, biennially honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equity and education. Women of Distinction Awards, awarded by AAUW and NASPA as a part of the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, recognize women who set a high standard of excellence in their professions or their communities, locally or globally.

The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Grant

http://anitaborg.org/awards-grants/pass-it-on-awards-program/

The Anita Borg Systers Pass-It-On (PIO) Grant Awards honor Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of women technologists helping one another. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community and others, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology. The program is called “Pass-It-On” because it comes with the moral obligation to “pass on” the benefits gained from the award.

The Asian Women In Business Scholarship

http://www.awib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=811&nodeID=1

The Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders.

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/awm

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. The Association for Women in Mathematics sponsors a variety of programs and awards to encourage girls and women in the mathematical sciences.

The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation

http://patsyminkfoundation.org

Established in 2003, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation offers Education Support Awards to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing post-secondary education.

The Society of Women Engineers

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org

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.

The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund

http://sbmef.org

The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund exists to provide educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing post secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development in order to support their career advancement and to help them become the role models, mentors and leaders of the future.

The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program

http://www.wispinc.org

The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, Inc. is available nationally to women who have left an abusive domestic situation and who are pursuing an education designed to provide economic independence for themselves and their children.

The Women’s Opportunity Awards (For Moms)

http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/awards.html

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. Each year, more than $1.5 million in education grants are awarded to more than 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Women’s Opportunity Award 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.

Whitehead Scholarship Program For Women

http://www.lpwhitehead.org

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a charity dedicated to the support of women in nine southeastern states. The Foundation devotes most of its resources to the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program, which provides scholarship grants to schools and colleges for deserving female students. The Foundation also supports selected nursing homes and hospices serving the needs of elderly women.

South America

Centro Maya Xela

http://www.centromayaxela.org/scholarship.html

Starting in 1993 with the founding of our school, we began a full college scholarship program for young indigenous women from various Maya linguistic groups. Our program offers these women full tuition and room and board in a residence, as well as full coverage of all other education-related expenses. The young women live together in an atmosphere of mutual support which enables them to continue strengthening their Maya identities.

International

Possible Woman Foundation International

http://possiblewomanfoundationinternational.org

The mission of the Possible Woman Foundation International (PWFI) is to provide academic scholarships for the women leaders of tomorrow who are pursuing non-traditional roles or occupations, and to connect them with women trailblazers in these industries.