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Gender Equity: Grants and Scholarships

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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Features information on fellowships, grants, and awards for female students, presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in Washington, D.C. Discusses AAUW Educational Foundation fellowships and grants, AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund support for sex discrimination lawsuits, and the International Federation of University Women. Grant Amount: Varies 

The American Indian Graduate Center offers fellowships and loans for service to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students.

Association For Women In Mathematics The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences. Grant Amount: Varies

Association for Women In Science Scholarships and Fellowships Each year, the AWIS Educational Foundation offers predoctoral awards and college scholarships for high school seniors in the amount of $1,000. A new program, the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award, is for college sophomores or juniors studying physics or geoscience. Grant Amount: $1,000

e Association on American Indian Affairs offers $1500 scholarships to Native American and Alaska Native men and women who would not otherwise be able to complete their educational goals due to family responsibilities. Funds may be used for childcare, transportation and basic living expenses in addition to educational costs.

Barbara Lee Family Foundation The Barbara Lee Family Foundation was founded by Barbara Lee to strategically advance two of her longstanding passions – women in politics and the contemporary arts. The Women in Politics Program Area is dedicated to engaging women in the American democratic process and promoting their participation at all levels of government. Grant Amount: Not listed. 

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships The Educational Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing accounting degrees at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Grant Amount: $1,000 – $5,000. EFWA awards scholarships to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels.

Google Anita Borg Scholarship As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to furthering Dr. Anita Borg’s vision, they are pleased to announce the Google Anita Borg Scholarship, through which we hope to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders. Grant Amount: $1,000 – $10,000.

HORIZONS Scholarship For Women The scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas. Grant Amount: Varies 

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business This scholarship, sponsored by Zonta International, is open to women in their third or fourth year of an undergraduate business program.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Scholarship Program Women are the overwhelming majority of professionals in the meeting industry, yet the overwhelming minority in leadership positions in their corporation/ organizations. In 2001, MPI launched a “Women’s Leadership Initiative” and has since worked to change this gender-related leadership statistic. Categories of scholarship funding include: – College education funding – General leadership education or academic funding – MPI Programs- for leadership, career and education or academic funding specifically provided by MPI Scholarship Amounts: Not listed.

National Leased Housing Association Education Fund Scholarships are awarded to residents of federally assisted low-income housing properties or recipients of Section 8 voucher assistance that demonstrate both merit and need.

National Pathfinder Scholarship
Support provided by National Federation of Republican Women for undergraduate sophomore, juniors and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master’s degree program.

NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation
Scholarships for women enrolled full-time in a construction-related degree program, such as Civil Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, etc.

NOW Foundation This foundation is a non-profit organization that is devoted to furthering women’s rights through education and litigation. They are affiliated with the National Organization for Women – the largest organization for women’s rights. Grant Amount: Varies 

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Open Society Institute Grants The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. Locally, OSI implements a range of initiative to support the rule of law, education, public health and independent media. Specifically for women, this organization promotes the advancement of women’s human rights, gender equality, and empowerment as an integral part of the process of democratization. Grant Range (awarded to programs benefiting women): $340 to $550,000 

The PepsiCo Foundation The Foundation aims to: – Advance the knowledge about how to encourage healthy lifestyles and effect positive behavior change – Support education and community organizations which advance opportunities in undergraduate/graduate education, women and minority owned businesses and workplace equality – Advance the knowledge and methods of water resource management which are sustainable and impact quantity and quality of water supply in developing nations – Support organizations and research initiatives which help to address issues critical to the betterment of society Grant Range: under $10,000 to over $100,000  

Patrina Foundation The Patrina Foundation is a family foundation, started in 1990 by Mrs. Lorinda de Roulet. From the beginning, this foundation has sought to promote educational opportunities and advance scholarship by and about women. Today, the Foundation had expanded its scope to include support of social programs to improve the lives of girls and women in New York. Grant Range: $10,000 to $15,000 

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Gives educational support awards and small scholarships to low-income women, especially mothers, pursuing technical, undergraduate or graduate education.

Raise The Nation Our mission at Raise The Nation is to provide economic support to single parent women who want to continue with their education or repay student loans. We believe, through education, single parent women will be able to achieve independence for their families and will be successful in their goal of raising the nation – their children. Grant Amount: Varies 

Roller Panhellenic Scholarship For Women The Mary Louise Roller Panhellenic Scholarship is an annual award of $1,000 awarded to an undergraduate woman who plans to attend graduate school the following fall. Grant Amount: $1,000

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships Financial assistance is awarded to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

Scholarship America Scholarship America offers resources for students and families to offset the cost of colleges.

ThemikeroweWORKS Foundation This program is for students who are enrolled in a skilled trade program at a two-year college, vocational school or approved training institute.

Verizon Foundation This Foundation concentrates its funding in the areas of literacy, digital divide, women and economic development, people with disabilities, education/scholarships, and community development. Grant Amount: Varies 

Whitehead Scholarship Program For Women While most of the Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarships go toward undergraduate higher education, the Foundation maintains a special interest in health education. A significant number of its scholarship grants support education in the medical, nursing and allied health care fields. Grant Amount: Varies 

Women In Engineering Grants (WEPAN) WEPAN Awards honor key individuals, programs, and corporations for accomplishments that underscore WEPAN’s mission. They are presented each year at the annual conference for extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and work environments that support the career success of women engineers. Grant Amount: Varies 
Women's Independence Scholarship Program 
Funds for survivors of partner abuse who are in school to achieve the financial stability necessary for independence and self-sufficiency.

Women's Opportunity Award Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program