Scholarships for Girls

It used to be a rare thing for a female to get an education, especially at the college level. Women were expected to stay home and help with the family while the men were out on the farm or in the city getting an education for the benefit of the family. Now, women in higher education slightly outnumber men. There are many organizations and groups that help women have equity in the world of higher education. Many groups provide scholarships for girls, particularly if they are entering a career field that is typically held by men.

Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now always has different scholarships for girls on their site, along with other opportunities for young women such as internships and publishing opportunities.  For a lot of the publishing opportunities, you can win a cash prize or get money for college. Check back with their site regularly to get more information at girlswritenow.org.

Girl Scouts of America

Being a girl scout can mean lasting friendships, learning a lot about yourself, and having pride in the person you are. If you are looking for a way to get access to literally hundreds of scholarships, then it is worth it to stay in the Girl Scouts all the way through high school. There are $500 awards up to $20,000 prizes. Every little bit helps and it is to your advantage to check out this organization. Go to girlscouts.org for more information.

Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship Foundation

If you are a girl interesting in becoming an environmental engineer, then this is a scholarship for you. Susan E. Stutz-McDonald was an esteemed engineer with Carollo Engineers, and worked there for almost 20 years, until her passing in 2005. She worked hard to train and mentor young female engineers, and after her death, this scholarship for girls was founded. Her memorial foundation awards scholarships each year to promising engineering students who have an interest in water problems around the world. This scholarship can be used at many different universities. Go to sesmscholarshipfoundation.org to find out more.

AAUW Fellowship, Grants, Scholarships and Awards

These scholarships for girls are sponsored by the AAUW. This organization is dedicated to advancing education for women and has done so for over 120 years. They sponsor several local scholarships as well as the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award and Women of Distinction Awards. These are separate awards that are given to women who contribute to education and equal rights. The AAUW provides more than $4.3 million in funding for more than 278 fellowships and grants to outstanding women each year. If you are a female that is involved in community action, career development or are active in your school, then you should apply for some of these scholarships for girls. You can find out more at aauw.org.

1 Comment

  1. Desiree

    Hi my name is Desiree
    I’m trying to find a scholarship. I want to go to Schoolcraft to be a web design. so I was thinking if you can help me please and thank you. I’m going to be a senior this year. please help me. :)

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