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Scholarships for Women

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

Dominican Women's Caucus Scholarship

The Dominican Women's Caucus is offering a scholarship in remembrance of Ilka Tanya Payan for young women of Dominican descent, who are accepted or are attending a university and majoring in Law or in the Arts.

Transportation Fellowship Program

The Transportation Fellowship Program is open to any student who is: - registered in one of the schools selected to participate in the program; - an ethnic minority (e.g., Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian, or Pacific Islander), female or economically disadvantaged; - enrolled full-time in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester undergraduate (at least junior status) or 9 credit hours per semester graduate student, or - enrolled part-time in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester undergraduate (at least junior status) or 6 credit hours per semester graduate student; and - in compliance with professional standards and able to maintain a satisfactory level of performance in the academic and internship programs. There are six areas of study identified as disciplines for the Fellowship Program. Each will enable a student to develop an understanding and appreciation of the role transportation plays in our society, as well as provide the skills necessary for the transportation professional. The areas of study are: Transportation Planning, Transportation Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning, Transportation Law, Urban or Spatial Geography and Transportation Management. The following colleges and universities are participating in the Transportation Fellowship Program: Paul Quinn College, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Woman's University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas. The Fellowship is a two-year program, designed to assist with the last two years of education, whether graduate or undergraduate. At the discretion of the Advisory and Selection Committee, part-time students will be allowed to take 2 1/2 years to complete their fellowship. Participation as a senior undergraduate in one year and as a graduate the following year is not allowed.

Student Aid Award for Physically Disabled Students

The Student Aid Award is intended for young, physically disabled individuals in need of further education. Applicants should be between 15 and 40 years old at the time of application. Financial need and the capacity to profit from further education are the two crucial criteria by which each applicant is judged. There are seven regional recipients. From these, one first-place and one second-place winner is chosen.

Doris Mullen Scholarship

A $4,500 scholarship is awarded to a Whirly-Girl in good standing toward an advanced helicopter rating.

Whirly-Girls Helicopter Flight Training Schp

A $4,500 scholarship is available to assist a rated woman pilot in earning her helicopter add-on rating. Applications are evaluated for evidence of financial need and intent to work in the helicopter industry.

Boeing Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a Whirly-Girl in good standing to attend factory approved ground and flight training for the MD500 turbine helicopter.

Flight Safety Int'l Instrument Refresher Course

Awarded to a Whirly-Girl in good standing, who possesses a helicopter instrument rating.

Women's Sports Foundation Travel & Training Fund

Amateur female athlete with a regional and/or national ranking or successful competitive records who has the potential to achieve higher performance levels and rankings within their sport or age group. Athletes must be competing outside of their state in regional, national or international competitions. Assistance is available for coaching, specialized training and equipment and/or travel. College Student-Athlete Eligibility: It is likely that accepting this grant will affect your collegiate eligibility. If you plan to participate in intercollegiate sports at a Division I school, the NCAA advises you to consult with your college coach or compliance officer to determine whether funding through this program will affect your eligibility. The NCAA regulations are technical and need to be interpreted by the NCAA or the college to determine eligibility in your specific circumstances. If you have specific questions, call the NCAA Legislative Services. An individual can be awarded only one grant per calendar year. A maximum of three grants can be awarded to an individual in a lifetime. Individual applicants must be American citizens or legal residents to be eligible for funding. Must be eligible to compete on a US National Team based on citizenship.

ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowships

The ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program serves to encourage outstanding graduate students, especially women and minorities, to pursue a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering and to select engineering education as a profession. A teaching assistantship commitment from the applicant's department is required. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, hold an undergraduate degree from an ABET accredited program, and be ASME Student Members. The Society maintains up to four (4) fellowships per year, each with a stiped of $5,000, which can be renewed for a second year.

Ethnic Minority & Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship For Careers In Athletics

The Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics programs were developed by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships. The NCAA awards $7,500 to 13 scholarships to ethnic minorities and 13 scholarships to female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or other program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics. Eligibility Applicants must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or other graduate program that will assist the applicant in obtaining a career in intercollegiate athletics (athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics). Applicants may not have begun any initial postgraduate studies. If the applicant has begun graduate level hours, he or she is not eligible to apply for an NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Programs' Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must have performed with distinction as a student body member at their respective undergraduate institution. The applicant's involvement in extracurricular activities, course work, commitment to pursuing a career in intercollegiate athletics and promise for success in such a career will be considered.

Gertrude Cox Scholarship

Application is limited to women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada, and who are admitted to full-time study in a graduate statistical program by July1 of the award year. Women in or entering the early stages of graduate training (M.S. or Ph.D.) are especially encouraged to apply.

B.J. Harrod Scholarships

These scholarships were awarded for the first time in 1999 to honor the dedication and accomplishments of SWE's Managing Director from 1984 to 1995. The awards are made to freshmen students majoring in engineering or computer science. All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science in a college or university with an ABET-accredited program or in a SWE-approved school, and who will be in a specified year of study during the academic year the grant payment is made. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 or above.

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