Scholarships, Fellowships, Academic Internships, and Grants: Gender Based Scholarships

This guide is designed to assist members of the Eckerd College Community in identifying scholarships, grants, academic internships, and fellowship opportunities.

LGBTQIA+ Scholarship and Funding Sources

Point Foundation Scholarship:

Pride Foundation Scholarship:

Greater Seattle Business Association Scholarship Fund:

Out to Innovate™ Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Students in STEM:

Gamma Mu Scholarships Program:

APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) Scholarship:

Kay Longcope Scholarship Award:

Wayne F. Placek Grant:

Center for LGBTQ Studies awards:

Equality Winston-Salem Scholarship:

Victory Institute’s Victory Congressional Internship and Victory Congressional Fellowship:

Gamma Mu Foundation grants and scholarships:

Florida State University list of LGBTQ+ awards:

Fund for Education Abroad:

PFLAG National Scholarship Program:

Stonewall Community Foundation Scholarships:

Live Out Loud Scholarships:

LEAGUE Foundation - LGBT Scholarship:

Colin Higgins Courage Awards:

NGPA (National Gay Pilots Association) Education Fund Scholarship:

Rainbow Scholarship awards:

International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Foundation Annual Global Convention Scholarships:


Opportunities for Female-Identified Graduate Students.

Scholarships for Female-Identified Students

American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Selected Professional Fellowships

These awards are directed toward full-time, female students, who are pursuing degrees in fields where women are under-represented. Examples of such fields would include engineering, math, architecture, some areas of computer science, and many areas of scientific study. You can find more information at Deadline is January 10.

Additional fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in the fields of business administration (2nd year only), law (3rd year only), and medicine (M.D. or D.O.) (3rd or 4th year) If you have any questions please direct them to the Iowa City office, NOT the AAUW office in Washington, D.C., or location branches for application information. Please call (800) 326-2289, e-mail, or fill out their "contact us" form at

Association for Women in Science

The Women in Science Education Foundation offers scholarships to female students in several categories, including a number of them for high school seniors in the amount of $2,000. One of the most recent additions to their catalogue of awards is the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award(Deadline: February 15) for college sophomores or juniors majoring in physics or geoscience. If you would like to hear more about the AWIS and the awards they offer you can visit their website at or contact them by writing or calling them at:
Association for Women in Science
1667 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 588-8175

Society of Women Engineers including the Brill Family Scholarship

The SWE Society Scholarship Program offers multiple scholarship opportunities each year to women admitted to baccalaureate or graduate programs, to prepare them for careers in aeronautical engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering technology or computer science. Last year, SWE awarded 220 new and renewed scholarships to women totaling over $660,000. The Brill Family Scholarship is just one example of the awards available and it is given each year in the amount of $1,500. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in a 4.0 system is required. To find complete information regarding awards go to and click on your class status for individual scholarships and their requirements.


Freshmen: March 1 - May 15
Sophomores through Graduate Students: December 1 - February 17

Blanche E. Colman Foundation

Female art students in the New England states may apply for the Blanch E. Colman Trust Scholarship. In addition, the Blanche E. Colman Foundation offers annual grants to New England Artist Women who have completed their formal education and have exhibited considerable talent in the area of painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, mixed media and photography. Students are not eligible to apply. Artists in film, performance art, video and crafts are not eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted beginning November 1st and the deadline is March 1st of each year. For more information regarding these scholarships for women write:
The Blanche E. Colman Awards
The Blanche E Colman Foundation
Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company
One Boston Place
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 722-3891

CIA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Even if you have always been an outstanding student, you may have never thought about a merit-based scholarship for a culinary school. Well, the CIA is looking for students who have a track record of high academic achievement, as well as proven leadership abilities. Grade point requirement is a minimum of 3.2. ACT and SAT scores are also considered, requiring a Math score of at least 550 or better, and the same in Reading. If applicable, ACT score must be a 20 or better. There are several additional categories of scholarships for women available under this heading including one for culinary writing. For complete information, go the
Scholarship opportunities vary depending on campus and program. Please select the appropriate campus to learn more about the scholarships available for your program of interest. There is also a link available for the many outside sources for funding available to CIA students.

Culinary Scholarships – American Academy of Chefs

If you have always been a stellar cook, and have decided to take it to the next level and become a professional, there is money out there to help you. Click on this link – -- to find all the information about the American Academy of Chefs annual Scholarship Program. These scholarships may be applied for by high school students, college students, and professional chefs who require more training. You can find additional details and an application on the website. Applications must be submitted with all supporting documentation by the deadline listed on the application. Only complete applications will be considered by the AAC Scholarship Committee. Applications may be e-mailed to or mailed to:
ACFEF Scholarships
Education Department
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL 32095
Application deadlines vary so check for your classification on the website.

Delta Gamma Foundation

If you are an initiated member of Delta Gamma with a GPA of 3.0 accumulated over at least three semesters or four quarters, you may be eligible to take advantage of this opportunity. Need for financial aid must be substantiated to qualify. There should also be a record of previous community service. The specified field of study is science. This award may be used for undergraduate or post-graduate study. The application deadline is March 1st (May 1st for Need-based). Full details can be found at the website:

For more information on Delta Gamma Foundation scholarships, please contact Director of Scholarships and Fellowships at Please do not contact the Director of Scholarships and Fellowships inquiring about the status of your application or supporting materials. You will be notified by the Scholarship Committee once your online application has been submitted.

Dr. Nancy Foster

This graduate school scholarship is presented to a student – preferably female – who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and graduate level research in the fields of marine biology, oceanography, or maritime archaeology. Minimum GPA to be considered for this award is 3.0. It is a renewable award of up to $20,000. Instruction for how to apply may be found on the website. Applications must be received through Further information about the scholarship and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries research priorities can be found at the web sites:, respectively. Information in hard copy may be requested from:
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
1305 East-West Highway, 11th Floor Rm 11423
Silver Spring, MD 20910 
Information contact(s): Send requests for information via e-mail to

Girl Scouts of America

If you have ever been a girl scout, no matter what state you reside in, you may be eligible for one of the many, many scholarships offered by the Girl Scouts of America. Some require reaching a certain level within scouting. Some are school or state specific. If you think you fit into this category, simply go to the website for an example of what they have to offer, or Google Scholarships, Girl Scouts of America for the many opportunities they offer. You will be amazed by the extensive list of scholarships available.

Glamour’s Top 10 College Women Competition

Each year this prestigious magazine awards one grand prize of $20,000 and nine $3,000 prizes to junior college women who have proven themselves both academically and in leadership roles. Along with the award each recipient is recognized in the magazine, is given an expense-paid trip to New York City where the awards are presented and the opportunity to network with professional women currently working at the publication. Deadline for applications is September 15. For more information visit Glamour website at and download an application form. Send in typed or handwritten responses to required fields and mail them to:
Glamour’s Top 10 College Women Competition
1 World Trade Center, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Google Anita Borg Memorial

This scholarship was created to encourage excellence in female university seniors and graduate students majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related area of study in a technical field. Each scholarship is in the amount of $10,000, but all finalists receive an award of $1,000. In addition, all scholarship recipients and finalists are invited to attend a 3-day retreat at Google featuring social events, networking, workshops, and breakout sessions. Selection of recipients is based on academic achievement and the student’s individual leadership qualities. For more information, go to:, email Deadline is February 6th each year.

The Fred Hooper Memorial, Logistics & Transportation Association of North America

The Fred Hooper Memorial Scholarship, awarded by Logistics & Transportation Association of North America is one of many such scholarships given by this organization dedicated to promote and support the people who make supply chain logistics work. This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate woman majoring in economics, marketing, retail, traffic or transportation who desires a career in transportation. They must have a 3.0 GPA, a history of high academic achievement, and good character. The amount of the award varies annually. Deadline: July 25th

For details about this and other scholarships offered by LTNA visit or email Dan Pallme at

The Horizons Scholarship for Women in Defense

If you’ve ever thought about a career related to national security or the defense interests of the United States, there is no better time than now. This scholarship was created in 1988 to encourage young women to enter the field, and to provide resources for their education. The amounts of the awards vary each year. The selection board emphasizes that this is not intended for those majoring in law enforcement or criminal justice, and encourage the study of professions related to science, technology, education, and math. Application and eligibility requirements are specific, including suggestions for other current areas of study. The deadline is July 15. For complete details, visit the website at:

Baker Hughes

Eligibility for this scholarship is open to female students in their sophomore, junior, or senior years, or in graduate school, who are majoring in the engineering sciences. Underrepresented groups are preferred. This fund is overseen by the Society of Women Engineers and membership in that organization is required. Three awards are given of $5,000 each. Deadline is May 15th for the Freshmen application. For more information, go to their website at

Jewish Foundation -- Education of Women

Each year this organization awards scholarships to Jewish women of any age, and enrolled in any year in college, living in New York City. There is no minimum GPA specified, and awards are given in a broad range of major studies. You may get more information by calling Jewish Foundation for Education of Women at (212) 288-3931 or going to their website at

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business

If you are majoring in business and have shown an outstanding talent for the field, you’re what Zonta International is seeking in a scholarship recipient. They award over $100,000 each year to undergraduate women just like you. You can find more details about this award at their website.

Microsoft Research Graduate Women

This is a one year scholarship awarded to outstanding women graduate students to encourage pursuit of a PhD. If you are interested in applying you must do so during your first year of graduate school as it is intended to lend support during the second year of the program. Deadline is in October of each year. For complete details about this and other opportunities visit the website at

National Physical Science Consortium (Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women in the Physical Sciences)

Plan ahead for graduate school and start working on your applications now. As a female graduate student you are a member of a minority, and as such may qualify for one of these fellowships. Major fields of study include astronomy, chemistry, computer science, geology, material science, mathematics, or physics. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be planning your graduate studies at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. Awards range from $10,000 to $15,000 per year, and the fellowship is renewable for up to six years. Deadline is December 9th, but call 1-800-854-NPSC or visit for complete details and to find out when applications will become available.

National Society of Black Engineers

This association, established in 1975, is dedicated to educating black women specifically in the field of engineering and science. They provide numerous scholarships each year to qualified students majoring in these areas. For a complete list of the scholarships they sponsor along with application and deadline information, visit their Scholarship Vault at

NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation

The National Association of Women in Construction Founders' Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) is a self-supporting scholarship program. It was established to assist in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education. The Foundation is supported and maintained through income from investments of a trust fund. Income is also obtained through voluntary contributions. Candidates must apply directly to the NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation. Candidates are considered based on their interest in construction, grades, extracurricular activities, employment experience and financial need. Scholarships application deadline is February 28th of each year. For detailed information visit our website at

Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize -- Association for Women in Mathematics

This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate woman who has consistently demonstrated excellence in mathematics. Application is by nomination and all members of the mathematics community are encouraged to submit nominations for this prestigious award. Nomination deadline is October 1st. To qualify the nominee must be a U.S. citizen or attend school in the U.S. To find out more about this prize and the nomination process:

Karla Scherer Foundation

You may qualify for this award if you would like a career in the private manufacturing-based sector, and are a graduate female student at any accredited university or college majoring in finance/economics. The amount of this scholarship varies each year. For more information, write the Karla Scherer Foundation, 737 N Michigan Ave # 2330, Chicago, IL 60611. Include in your letter what school you will attend, courses you will take, and how this education will further your chosen career. Be sure to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you would like more details prior to writing, call (312) 943-9191.

State Nursing Association

Every state has a nursing association, and all of them offer scholarships. To find yours, get online and Google your state’s organization. In addition to scholarship and grant information, they will have lots of other useful information to guide you in your search.

State Teachers’ Associations

There are both national and state associations for teachers that offer scholarships. Go to your state’s site and see what they have to offer.

Vanguard Women in Technology Scholarship America

This scholarship program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 female students entering their junior or senior year of college. Students must have a record of academic excellence and be pursuing a career in computer science, computer engineering, web design or other IT-related fields. Funds are designated for tuition, books, fees, and supplies. For further information about the Vanguard company, as well as more details about the application process, visit the Vanguard website at

The Women at Microsoft (WAM)

To be eligible you must be a full-time female student currently enrolled at an accredited university or college in the state of Washington, majoring in computer science. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to apply. Award is in the amount of $2,500. For more information, go to the website: This is only one of many opportunities listed on this site.

Women in Aviation International

If you’ve dreamt of ‘flying off into the wild blue yonder’ as your chosen career path, you may find financial support from Women in Aviation, International. This organization is full of dreamers, just like you, and over the last twenty years they have awarded millions of dollars and helped students attain their aviation or aerospace career goals. You must be a licensed pilot, a woman, and a member of WAI to apply for one of these scholarships. Scholarship deadline: November 16th.

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

This organization funds scholarships each year in four categories: for Lutheran Laywomen, for Administrative Leadership, for Ordained Ministry, and ELCA College and Seminary Leadership. The awards available category designated for Lutheran Laywomen are designated to provide assistance to those studying for a career other than in the ordained ministry. Specific scholarships include:

  • Amelia Kemp Scholarships for ELCA women of color in undergraduate, graduate, professional or vocational courses of study
  • Belmer/Flora Prince and Kahler, Vickers/Raup, Wettstein Scholarships for ELCA women studying for ELCA service abroad, either in general or in health professions associated with ELCA projects abroad
  • Drinkall Franke/Seeley Knudstrup Scholarships for ELCA women in graduate courses of study preparing for occupations in Christian service
  • Cronk Memorial, First Triennium Board, General, Mehring, Paepke, Piero/Wade/Wade, Edwin/Edna Robeck Scholarships for ELCA women in undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational courses of study

Complete application information may be found on line at the ELCA scholarship website

Grants for Female-Identified Students

Academic Competitive Grant (ACG)

If you are a first or second year student who had an excellent academic record in high school, you may be eligible for this federal grant. Award is in the amount of $750 if you are a first-year student and $1,300 if you are in your second year. You must complete the FSFSA noted above to apply.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Again, to qualify for this grant you must first complete the FSFSA. These are awarded on the basis of who has the most substantial need for financial assistance, and are in the amount of $100 to $4,000.

The Beauty and Wellness Scholarship

Our scholarship is called The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship and it’s designed to provide financial assistance to female college students who are leading healthy lifestyles. Students are asked to write a brief 500 word essay on their experiences maintaining health + wellness while enrolled in college. 

Here is a brief list of our requirements:
    • Amount: $500
    • Deadline: September 30th 2017 (offered quarterly after that with deadlines in Winter: January 1st 2018, Spring: March 31st 2018, Summer: June 30th 2018)
    • Eligibility:
        + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
        + Must be a U.S. Citizen
        + Must be a female.
        + We welcome all disciplines and GPAs to apply! 

Connie Passmore Scholarship (Oct and April Deadlines)

The Connie Passmore Scholarship was established by the Mid-Day Chapter of Business & Professional Women (BPW), now known as BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas, to honor one of its long-time members. Mrs. Passmore, who was a Florida Power employee, devoted many hours and much effort to advance the ideals and causes of BPW. She served as President of this chapter as well as holding several District and State positions. Her special interest was the Equal Rights Amendment and she carried on a vigorous campaign in support of its passage.

The Passmore Scholarship makes awards directly to women, age 21 or over, who live, work or go to school in Pinellas County, who demonstrate achievement, need and well-defined educational goals and who are attending an accredited program or a program recognized by the licensing agency in the certification area. Several awards between $250 and $1,000 are made each year. The Scholarship Committee is composed of the organization’s current and past presidents who are active members.

Deadlines are October 15 and April 15.  All completed forms should be mailed to BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas, P. O. Box 1063, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-1063 OR emailed to, so as to be received by the deadline. Applications for certificate programs allow for non-traditional start times.

BPW hosts events each year to raise funds for these awards. Since 1993, we have awarded nearly $58,000 to more than 120 students.


Queen's College

Queen’s University has recently added a new Masters level scholarship to its awards portfolio and I would like to bring this to your attention as it is specifically for US students.


Marking the honorary graduation of Hillary Clinton from Queen’s two weeks ago, the University has launched an MA award in her name. The award will provide a full tuition-fee waiver to an exceptional female student from the USA who wishes to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights. The five MA programmes covered by the award will include:



Applications are now open for September 2019 entry and will close on Friday 18th January. Please find further information in the flyer attached and at this link:


If you have any questions please be in touch. 


Best wishes,

Anya O’Connor

Anya O Connor  

Strategic Lead for the Americas

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