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Here are some of the scholarships for women on our site for which you may qualify.

EXCELEN-SIA Academic Scholarship

Today, Latinos are the fastest growing group in the country; however, this group also has the country's highest high school drop-out rate. Latinos not only have to face the normal hurdles of school education, but many face the challenges of being first-generation students, having to assist at home with financial burdens early on in life, learn a new language, or suffer a lack of educational resources. The members of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. know this burden firsthand, with many of our Hermanas facing these and more challenges to make their educational goals come true. If not for scholarships and grants, many of our Hermanas may never have been able to achieve the success they enjoy today. SIA believes that education is an investment, and the best way to help our community is to help the ones who need it the most: our youth. That is why Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. in conjunction with the Solidaridad, Inspiracion, y Amistad Community Foundation, Inc. is proud to award the ExcelenSIA scholarship to help with the educational cost of college. Scholarship Criteria: In order to qualify you must: Be a recently graduated high school senior beginning freshman year in an accredited 4 year college or a college freshman entering sophomore standing attending a 4-year college or university in the United State or its territories. Have a minimum 2.5 on 4.0 scale if a College Freshman, or a 3.7 on a 4.0 (90 Average) if a high school senior. Note that a sealed transcript will be required from your academic institution.

The WIIT Scholarship Program

The WIIT Charitable Trust scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are interested in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business.  Amount: 2 scholarships of $1500 each (one for an undergraduate female student and one for a graduate female student) for the Summer or Fall Semester and the Spring Semester. Each recipient will also receive one year free membership in WIIT or OWIT.  Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria. No exceptions will be considered.  Be currently enrolled or accepted at an accredited U.S. university or college, either full-time or part- time. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.  Demonstrated interest in international development, international relations, international trade, international economics, or international business;  And be a woman.  Note: Applications from relatives of the directors and officers of the Association of Women in International Trade, Inc. and members of the WIIT Charitable Trust Committee and the selection committee are not eligible for consideration.  Selection Criteria: Awards will be based on quality of the assigned essay. Furthermore, the selection committee will pay close attention to the candidate’s interest in international trade issues. Awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, or religion. WIIT reserves the right to revise, suspend, or discontinue this program without notice. Further, essays may be published in the WIIT Newsletter if they are of publishable quality.  Entry Period: Completed applications, essays and transcripts, or letter of admission (proof of acceptance to a college or university) must be received no later than March 15 if applying for assistance for the Summer or Fall and July 15 if applying for assistance for Spring.

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