Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women's HistoryThe importance of an education cannot be understated, especially for women. With a college degree, you have options not available to others. Obtaining your degree without incurring student debt gives you the freedom to make your own choices, to be independent, and self-sufficient.

I want to help you achieve these goals by sharing my book of Scholarships for Women. It lists hundreds of scholarships tailored to meet your needs, along with detailed information on eligibility requirements, award amounts, number of scholarships awarded, contact information for the funding organization, required documents, and, most importantly, links to the real online applications. Organized by deadline date, it allows you to find scholarships before the deadline has passed so you’ll never miss another scholarship opportunity!

Get it here for 50% off with coupon code KS52U. It’s less than the price of a cup of coffee, but you’ll need to hurry as this offer ends with Women’s History Month!

Accounting Scholarships for Women

Accounting ScholarshipThe Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting

http://www.efwa.org/scholarships_undergraduate.php (for Undergraduate Scholarships) or http://www.efwa.org/scholarships.php (to view all of their scholarships) or http://www.efwa.org (Select “Scholarships” link in sidebar)

The mission of the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting is to support the advancement of women in the accounting profession through the funding of education, research, career literature, publications and other projects. The EFWA encourages and enables women to enter the accounting profession and empowers them to achieve equal opportunities and equal rewards. They award scholarships to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Although we are featuring just one of their undergraduate scholarships, be sure to check out their website for all the scholarships this great organization offers women pursuing an Accounting degree!

The Michele L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship

Contact Info: Foundation Administrator, The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting National Headquarters, 136 South Keowee Street, Dayton, OH 45402; Phone: 937.424.3391; Fax: 937.222.5794; Email: [email protected]

Deadline:  April 30

Award Amount:  $1,000

Eligibility:  Women pursuing a degree in Accounting, with preference being given to a woman returning to college from the work force or after raising children; US citizen

Requirements:  Application, Official Transcript, Proof of Enrollment, Statement of Career Goals, Statement of Personal Goals and Objectives, Standard FAF Transcript from the Financial Aid Office (Optional), 3 years of Tax Returns, 2 Personal Reference Letters, 2 (or more) Professional Reference Letters, Statement from Academic Advisor

Special Instructions:  Do not bind the application. Delete (redact) your social security number from your tax returns. The application asks you to state where you heard about this scholarship. If you found it from Scholarship Opportunity’s blog, here’s the information you’ll need: Pinecone Educational Consulting Group, Scholarship Opportunity blog, P.O. Box 366, Stowe, VT 05672, Phone: 802.585.1353; email: [email protected]

Selection Criteria:

  • Commitment to the goal of pursuing a degree in Accounting in preparation for a career as an accounting or finance professional, including evidence of continued commitment to this goal after receiving the award.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in accounting and business as evidenced by prior course work and/or work experience.
  • Clear evidence that goals and a plan for achieving those goals, both personal and professional, have been established.
  • Financial need

Application Link:  http://www.efwa.org/pdf_docs/APPLICATION%20FOR%20SCHOLARSHIPS_Undergraduate.pdf (also available as a Word doc)

If you’d like to support women pursuing an Accounting degree (yes, it’s considered a STEM major), we hope you’ll consider making a donation.

Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship

Advancing Women in Accounting ScholarshipIllinois CPA Society Women’s Executive Committee’s Advancing Women in Accounting Scholarship

http://www.icpas.org/hc-endowment.aspx?id=3906 or http://www.icpas.org/ (“CPA Endowment Fund” Link in sidebar)

Contact Info: Illinois CPA Society, Attention: Scholarship Committee, 550 W. Jackson, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60661-5716; phone: 312.993.0407 extension 290; email: [email protected]

Deadline: April 1

Award Amount: Up to $4,000

Eligibility: Female student pursuing an accounting degree at an Illinois college, Undergraduate Senior or Graduate student, US citizen, resident of Illinois, minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate leadership potential, plan to sit for the CPA Exam in Illinois within 3 years.

Requirements: Online Application, Essay, Resume, Official Transcript, and 2 Letters of Recommendation

Application Link: http://www.icpas.org/hc-endowment.aspx?id=3906

Scholarships for Women Who Golf

LPGALPGA Scholarships

According to their website: “The LPGA Foundation supports women and young people through programs and initiatives aimed at empowering them through the game of golf. Since its founding, The LPGA Foundation has touched more than 100,000 lives through various scholarship and financial assistance programs, along with its flagship junior golf program, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf.”

If you’d like to help support the LPGA Foundation’s mission and scholarship programs, you can donate here: https://www.girlsgolf.org/donate-foundation

The Dinah Shore Scholarship

http://www.lpgafoundation.org/scholarships/dinahshore or http://www.lpgafoundation.org/ (“Scholarships” Link)

Contact Info: The Dinah Shore Scholarship, The LPGA Foundation, 100 International Golf Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124-1082; phone: 386.274.6200; email: [email protected]

Deadline: May 15

Award Amount: $5,000 (1 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female high school student who played golf in high school and is pursuing a college education, but will not be playing collegiate golf. Must be a US citizen or legal resident, planning to attend college full-time, and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Applicant must have played in a minimum of 50% of a high school golf team’s scheduled events or have played golf “regularly” for the past two years.

Requirements: Online Application, Official High School Transcript, Essay, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

Application Link: http://www.lpgafoundation.org/scholarships/dinahshore

The Marilynn Smith Scholarship

http://www.lpgafoundation.org/scholarships/marilynnsmith or http://www.lpgafoundation.org/ (“Scholarships” Link)

Contact Info: The Marilynn Smith Scholarship, The LPGA Foundation, 100 International Golf Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124-1082; phone: 386.274.6200; email: [email protected]

Deadline: May 15

Award Amount: $5,000 (10 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female high school students who have played golf in high school or in organized junior golf programs, and are planning to play competitive golf in college. Must be a US citizen or legal resident, planning to attend college full-time, and have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Applicant must have played in a minimum of 50% of a high school golf team’s scheduled events or have played competitive junior golf “regularly” for the past two years.

Requirements: Online Application, Official High School Transcript, Essay, and 3 Letters of Recommendation

Application Link: http://www.lpgafoundation.org/scholarships/marilynnsmith

Women’s Sports Foundation

Women's Sports FoundationWomen’s Sports Foundation Travel & Training Fund

Founded in 1974 by tennis legend, Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

According to their website: “We were the first—and only—charitable organization to offer grants to aspiring women athletes with elite potential. Between 1984 and 2004, we awarded 1,200 grants to more than 950 aspiring women athletes. Many of these women went on to capture national championships and Olympic medals, including figure skaters Michelle Kwan and Kristi Yamaguchi, alpine skier Picabo Street and gymnast Kerri Strug among many others.”

“The Travel & Training Fund provides direct financial assistance to aspiring athletes—in individual and team sports—with successful competitive records who have the potential to achieve even higher performance and rankings. Travel & Training grants allow serious female athletes a chance to fulfill their potential on the regional, national or international level through assistance for coaching, specialized training, equipment, athletic attire, and/or travel.”

Website: http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/sitecore/content/home/programs/travel-and-training-fund/how-to-apply.aspx or http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org (“Programs” Tab and “Travel and Training Fund” Button)

Contact Info: Phone: 516.542.4700; email: [email protected]

Deadline: May 3

Award Amount: $2,500–$10,000 (Varies)

Eligibility: Individual applicants and all members of a team must be Female, US citizen, eligible to compete for a US National Team, and must have Amateur Status. Applicants must demonstrate the ability, based on competitive record and years in training, to reach and compete at an elite level. Those that have competed regionally (outside their state), nationally and/or internationally, and/or are ranked by a national governing body. Applicants must have a successful competitive record within their sport and/or age group. In order to qualify for a team application, a team must consist of two or more females. An individual or team may be awarded only one grant per calendar year and a maximum of three grants to an individual or team in a lifetime.

Requirements: Online Application. Note that you will need to register on the foundation’s Grant Management System to get the application. Link found in the Travel and Training FAQ PDF file at http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/sitecore/content/home/programs/travel-and-training-fund/how-to-apply.aspx

Take a minute to watch this inspiring video from the female athletes supported by the WSF:

 

If you’d like to support the WSF and aspiring women athletes, you can! Donate today to help women realize their athletic potential.