College Grants & Scholarships for Women | 2019 Master List

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100+ Women scholarship programs (updated for 2019 – 2020)

Here’s how you can find scholarships to help pay for college costs.

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Finding scholarships for women that work for you can be tough.

Sure, there are plenty of websites that list HUNDREDS of available scholarships for females and quick applications.


  • Are those college scholarships legit?
  • Are they geared towards you and your needs?
  • Are the application deadlines even correctly updated?

I decided to make this post because those sites have sooo many scholarships and college grants for women listed that it can just be overwhelming!


That can be ultimately less helpful and more time consuming than it needs to be.


Available Scholarships for Women in 2019

That’s why I organized and compiled all of the most current scholarships for women into one handy master list.

In this article…

You’ll find college money opportunities for all types of ladies.

Which includes…

Table of Contents:

(Jump to a section by clicking the links above)

I included application deadlines for all of 2019 and into 2020 next year.

There are opportunities for high school students, undergraduate degrees, graduate programs, vocational courses, and more!


Quick Scholarship Tip

Many scholarships and grant application essays can seem a bit repetitive.

My tip for applications- in order to avoid writing the same thing over and over again:

You can always save your essay draft and change it to fit into your next scholarship applications theme. It’ll free up some time and it’s one less hassle out of the way.

And another thing:

Don’t be afraid to ask for help when applying for scholarships!

If you’re struggling with a certain topic on your application – go see your student advisor, financial aid advisor, a professor, or even your fellow classmates.

They would all LOVE to help! They want to see you take advantage of college grants and college scholarships for women.

Alrighty, now let’s get down to business –


Grants & College Scholarships for Women

On this list of scholarships for women in college you will notice that some have colored letters next to them. I added these indicators to show that some have specific requirement criteria for applicants.

Finding applications that you personally qualify for is enough of a pain already without having to open and close 20 different windows!


My hope is that these eligibility requirement indicators will help minimize the number links you need to click.

Eligibility key:

*HS = High School/entering 1st year of post-secondary education applicants only.

*UG = can be used for Undergraduate study only.

*G = can be used for Graduate study only.

*T = transfer students only.

*MI = Military affiliated applicants only.

*B = applicants who are studying a business related field such as: accounting, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, etc.

*M = Minority applicants only.

*NT = applicants must be a “non-traditional” student.

Non-traditional students include:

  • Scholarships for women returning to school
  • Women who delayed enrollment into higher education
  • Women who are part-time college students and/or work full time
  • Single mothers
  • Or women who do not have a high school diploma.

*FT = must be a full-time student.

*State abbreviations included in brackets indicate a scholarship is only available to certain residents or those who are attending college in the specified state.

→ General Scholarships for Females

Listed here are general scholarships for women in college and those who are planning on going to college.

These ones don’t require you:

  • to be part of a minority group
  • to be pursuing a STEM degree
  • Or to be pursuing a business related degree.

I sorted scholarships with those specific eligibility requirements into their own separate sections to make it a little easier to find what you’re looking for.

And of course, so long as the other application qualification criteria is met:

Students who fall into those categories are still welcome (and encouraged) to apply!


A good chunk of these college grants for women you’ll qualify for just on the account of being female. Find the exact due date for each student contest listed in the month sections below.

January 5, 2020:
One Earth Young Filmmakers ContestUp to $2,000

January 10, 2020:
Linly Heflin College Scholarship [AL] – $28,000 (UG)
Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship$10,000 (UG)

January 31, 2020:
Norma Ross Walter Scholarship [NE] – $2,500 (HS)
The Virtuous Prom Peace Scholarship – $250 (UG, G)

→ See more 2020 January Scholarships

February 1, 2020:
Scholarships for Women Studying Information Securityup to $10,000 (UG, G)

February 4, 2020:
PG&E Women’s Network ERG Scholarship [CA] – $3,000 – $5,000 (HS)
Society of Professional Women in Petroleum Scholarship [TX] – $10,000 (HS)

February 9, 2020:
Ohio University Women’s Club Scholarship [OH] – up to Full Tuition (HS)

February 15, 2020:
Society of Women Engineers Sophomore through Graduate Student ScholarshipsAmount Varies
Judith Heavenrich Memorial Scholarship [MI] – $1,500 (NT, Single Mothers)
Eileen Kraus Scholarship [CT] – $5,000 (HS)

February 28, 2020:
Geri Wolff Scholarship for Women in Computer Science or Design$3,000

→ See more Scholarships with February Deadlines

March 1, 2020:
Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest$10,000

March 8, 2020:
Elmira K. Beyer Endowed Scholarship fund  [WA] – $11,000 (UG, G)
Lisa T. Painter Endowed Law, Fine Arts or Health Care Scholarship [WA] –$2,700
Technical/Career School Scholarship [WA] – $5,000
UWF High School Scholarship$3,000 (HS)

March 15, 2020: 
Daughters of the Cincinnati Scholarship$16,000 – $20,000 (HS, MI)
Thomas D. Urmston Scholarship [KY] – $1,500 (HS)

March 31, 2020:
Helen Holt Mollohan Scholarship [WV] – $1,000 (HS)

→ See more March Scholarships 2020

April 1, 2020:
AAUW Morris County Scholarship For Women [NJ]– $3,500 (UG, G)
AAUW Scholarship [WA] – Half to Full Tuition (T)

April 15, 2020:
WWIN Star Scholars [WA] – $20,000 (UG)

April 20, 2020:
Washington-Nixon Nursing ScholarshipAmount Varies (NT)

April 17, 2020:
The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship [CA] – $20,000 (UG)

April 30, 2020:
1,000 Dreams Scholarship$1,000 (HS, UG)
Gabriel Love Foundation Scholarship – $5,000
WomenLed Scholarship $3,000 (G)

→ See more Scholarships in April

May 1, 2020:
Society of Women Engineers Freshman Scholarships Amount Varies

May 3, 2020:
Women’s Metropolitan Golf (WMGA) Junior Girls’ Fellowship Program Amount Varies (12-18)

May 4, 2020:
Loreen Arbus Foundation Scholarship$2,500 (UG, G)
Ford Emerging Voices Scholarship$3,000
Ford Empowering America Scholarship $3,000
NCTA/AWM Scholarship – $5,000

May 15, 2020:
Dinah Shore Scholarship $5,000 (HS)
Diamonds in the Rough Undergraduate Scholarship [TX] –
Amount Varies (UG)
Dymond Shantyl Dantzler Legacy Scholarship [MD] – $1,000 (HS)
Ida Foreman Fleisher Scholarship [NJ or DE] – $8,000 (G)

May 22, 2020:
Women’s Metropolitan Golf (WMGA) Scholarship [NY] – Amount Varies

May 24, 2020:
❑ Deblinger Family Scholarship [CA] – $10,000 (NT, single mothers)

May 26, 2020:
AAUW Reading Branch Graduate Scholarship [PA] – $2,000
AAUW Reading Branch Re-Entry Scholarship [PA] – $2,000

May 31, 2020:
WomenIn Scholarship FundAmount Varies (FT, career in any aspect of video games)
❑ Larry F. Ball Memorial Scholarship [OH] – $4,000

→ See more May 2020 Scholarship Deadlines

June 6, 2020:
Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women [NM] – $1,000 (UG Senior Year, NT)

June 7, 2020:
Diamonds in the Rough High School Scholarship [TX] – Amount Varies (HS)

June 20, 2020:
Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation Scholarship – $2,500

→ See more Scholarships in June

July 3, 2020:
SPROWT Scholarship [CA] – $2,500 (NT)

July 20, 2020:
NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest – $3,000 

July 31, 2020:
HomeKitchenary Student Scholarship –  $1,000 (HS, parent who has a life-threatening illness, breast cancer patients, and survivals)
AAUW Lew Williams & Leila Sulkes Scholarship [NJ] – $2,000 (25+)

→ See more July Scholarships

August 1, 2020:
Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship$1,000

August 9, 2020:
Lush Decor College Scholarship$500 (18+)

August 31, 2020:
Clubs of America Scholarship Award $1,000

→ See more Scholarships in August ←

There’s nothing in this section yet.

Leave a comment if you know of any college scholarships for women due in September and I’ll add it!

→ See other September Scholarships

November 1, 2019:
American Dissertation Fellowships$20,000 (G)
AAWU Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowshipsup to $30,000 (G)

AAWU Short-Term Research Publication Grants$6,000 (G)

November 9, 2019:
Women in Transportation High School Scholarship [MI] – $1,000 (HS)
WTS Katherine Turnbull Undergraduate Leadership Scholarship [MI] – $500 (UG)
WTS Donna Allen Undergraduate Scholarship$2,000 (UG)
WTS Minnesota Graduate Scholarship$2,000 (G)

November 15, 2019:
AAWU Career Development Grants for Women$2,000 – $12,000 (must have Bachelor’s)

December 1, 2019:
Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship $1,000
USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Scholarship$6,000 (Youth Bowler)

December 31, 2019:
Tobi Cares Scholarship$3,000 (UG)


Minority Scholarships for Women

This is where you’ll find specific scholarships for minority women.

As defined by Wikipedia – “Minority group membership is typically based on differences in observable characteristics or practices, such as: ethnicity (ethnic minority), race (racial minority), religion (religious minority), sexual orientation (sexual minority), disability, or gender identity.”


The scholarships listed in this part of the post will only accept applicants that fall into at least one of those categories.

Click on each month to see the deadlines dates.

January 31, 2020:
AWM Essay Contest – Amount Varies

March 8, 2020:
Ann Fudge Scholarship Program – $5,000 – $8,000 (UG)

March 10, 2020:
Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy Memorial Scholarship Award$5,000 (medical school)

March 15, 2020:
Catching The Dream ProgramAmount Varies (FT)
Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarships $400 (HS)

March 30, 2020:
ACHE Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship$5,000 (G)

March 31, 2020:
CIRI Foundation Jump Start Awardsup to $2,000 (HS) 

April scholarships for minority women!

April 1, 2020:
The Korean Ancestry Grant – $10,000 (UG)
GMiS STEM Scholarship – $500 – $10,000
V&E Diversity Scholarship [TX] – $10,000 (HS)

April 8, 2020:
HJWC Scholarship [Chicago, IL] – $3,300 (HS)
SOULE Foundation Scholarship [NY, NJ or CT] – $2,500 (HS)

April 19, 2020:
OMNA Minority Scholarship [OH] – $1,500 (HS)

April 30, 2020:
Catching The Dream ProgramAmount Varies (FT)

May 1, 2020:
Carrington-Philbert Scholarship – $2500 (HS)
Page Grant [MN] – $2,500

May 2, 2020:
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship$4,000 (UG)

May 6, 2020:
Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship for College – $1,000
Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship – $1,500
Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship – $5,000 (B)
#LiveLikeLyly Memorial Scholarship (fashion or graphic design) – $1,000

May 18, 2020:
Angels Wings Thai Scholarship – $10,0(HS)

May 20, 2020:
Genita Evangelista Johnson Endowed Scholarship (healthcare) [LA, CA] –$2,500 (HS)

May 31, 2020:
Out To Protect Law Scholarship – $500 – $1,000 

June 1, 2019:
CIRI Foundation Academic Year Scholarshipup to $6,000
CIRI Foundation Fall Scholarshipup to $3,000
CIRI Foundation Restart Scholarshipup to $2,000 (NT)
CIRI Foundation Cap Lathrop Scholarshipup to $4,000 (FT)
CIRI Foundation Kick Start Scholarshipup to $2,000 (UG)
CIRI Foundation Competitive Scholarshipsup to $20,000 (FT)
INCPAS Scholars Program [IN] – Amount Varies (HS, B)
Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkersup to $2,500
Sault Tribe Higher Education Scholarship Programup to $1,000

June 9, 2019:
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Foundation Scholarship – $5,000

June 17, 2019:
Osage Nation Higher Education College ScholarshipAmount Varies

June 21, 2019:
Freedom From Religion Foundation Catherine Fahringer Memorial Award$2,500 (HS)

June 30, 2019: 
CIRI Foundation Jump Start Awardsup to $2,000 (HS)
Korean American Scholarship Foundation – up to $5,000
SHPE Professional Scholarship [STEM] – $2,000 (G)
SHPE Chevron Scholarship [STEM] – $5,000 (FT, UG Sophomore, Junior or Senior)

SHPE American Transmission Co. Scholarship [STEM] – $2,250 (UG Sophomore, Junior or Senior)
Eaton Multicultural Scholarship Program [STEM] – $2,500 (UG Sophomore, Junior or Senior)
John Deere Scholarship [STEM] – $2,000 (UG Sophomore, Junior or Senior, G)
Northrop Grumman Scholarship [STEM] – $5,000 (FT, UG Sophomore, Junior or Senior)
SHPE Dissertation Scholarship [STEM] – $5,000 (G)
SHPE Graduate Scholarship [STEM] – $3,000 (G)
SHPE Undergraduate Scholarship [STEM] – $2,000 (UG)
SHPE Graduating High School Senior Scholarship [STEM] – $1,000 (HS)

Women’s minority scholarships with July deadlines.

July 1, 2019:
Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarshipup to $20,000 (completed at least one year of college)
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program [MN] – up to $50,000
Minority Teacher Education Scholarship [FL] – up to $4,000

August 1, 2019:
Italian Language Scholarship Application$600 – $1,000 (UG Junior or Senior)

August 5, 2019:
Mary Ball Carrera Scholarship (apply here) – $2,500 (medical school)

September 15, 2019:
Catching The Dream ProgramAmount Varies (FT)

September 30, 2019:
AMWA Medical Education Scholarships$500
CIRI Foundation Jump Start Awardsup to $2,000 (HS)

Note that this list of scholarships for minority females is a work in progress, more will be added over time.

November 1, 2019:
Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarships for Migrant Farmworkersup to $2,500

November 30, 2019:
Minority Teacher Education Scholarship [FL] – up to $4,000

December 1, 2019:
Girls Who Illustrate Awesomeness Scholarship – $750
CIRI Foundation Restart Scholarshipup to $2,000 (NT)
CIRI Foundation Kick Start Scholarshipup to $2,000 (UG)
CIRI Foundation Jump Start Awardsup to $2,000 (HS)
CIRI Foundation Mid-Year Scholarshipup to $3,000

December 31, 2019:
❑ AMWA Medical Education Scholarships – $500

ABA Diversity Scholarships$5,000

Specific Scholarships for Women in Engineering

NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Programup to $62,500 (HS, T or UG)
NACME George Campbell, Jr. Fellowship in Engineering – up to $15,000 (Sophomore UG)
NACME Sidney and Katherine Friend Scholarship [Polytechnic University] – up to $12,500 (HS)
NACME William Randolph Hearst Endowment Scholarshipup to $12,000 (UG)
NACME Phillip D. Reed Undergraduate Endowment Fellowshipup to $15,000 (Sophomore UG)
NACME Bechtel Undergraduate Fellowship Awardup to $5,000 (Junior UG)


Scholarships for Women in STEM

(STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.)

Did you know that (according to Evia) only 20% of tech jobs are held by women?

I think that number could use a boost!

Utilizing STEM scholarships for females is the first step towards making a difference in workforce numbers.


If you’re getting a degree in one of those fields you have a good chance of qualifying for some of these student funding opportunities!

Expand each section to see all the 2019 – 2020 due dates.

This section is empty – for now.

February 22, 2020:
Ahadi Women in Science Scholarship [MI] – $500 (HS)

February 23, 2020:
Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship$1,000 (G)

March 1, 2020:
❑ ACS Scholars Program – $2,500 – $5,000 (M, UG)

March 8, 2020:
UWF Environmental Scholarship for Women [WA] – $3,000
Constance Anna Pash STEM Scholarship [WA] – $2,500

April 1, 2020:
GMiS STEM Scholarship – $500 – $10,000

April 12, 2020:
Bernard Harris Scholarship Program [D.C.] – $5,000 (MHS)

April 15, 2020:
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarship $1,000 – $6,000

May 1, 2020:
Ivey Engineering Scholarship$1,000 (HS, UG)

May 11, 2020:
Women in Defense Scholarship [MI] – $2,500 (HS)

May 13, 2020:
Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship – $1,000 (G)

June 1, 2019:
❑ (Deadline extended for 2019) Ivey Engineering Scholarship$1,000 (HS, UG)
CIRI Foundation Cap Lathrop Scholarshipup to $4,000 (FT)
AICP Scholarship Program$1,500 (UG, G)

June 3, 2019:
M. Hildred Blewett Fellowshipup to $45,000 (NT, PhD)

June 15, 2019:
Morphisec Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship up to $5,000

June 18, 2019:
❑ Women in Aerospace Foundation Scholarship$2,000 (UG Junior or Senior)

June 30, 2019:
SHPE Professional Scholarship$2,000 (G, M)
SHPE Chevron Scholarship – $5,000 (FT, UG Sophomore, Junior or Senior, M)
Eaton Multicultural Scholarship Program $2,500 (UG Sophomore, Junior or Senior, M)
John Deere Scholarship$2,000 (UG Sophomore, Junior or Senior, G, M)
SHPE Dissertation Scholarship$5,000 (G, M)
SHPE Graduate Scholarship$3,000 (G, M)
SHPE Undergraduate Scholarship$2,000 (UG, M)
SHPE Graduating High School Senior Scholarship$1,000 (HS, M)

This are specific scholarships for females in engineering.

SHPE American Transmission Co. Scholarship$2,250 (M)
Northrop Grumman Scholarship$5,000 (FT, UG Sophomore, Junior or Senior, M)

I wish I had some August scholarships for females in STEM to add here. 😢

Drop a comment below if you know of any good scholarships for women in STEM fields!

December 1, 2019:
Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship – $10,000
Dronethusiast $500 Women in Science Scholarship

December 14, 2019:
Marie Curie College Scholarship [College of Saint Mary, NE] – $80,000 

Zonta Women in Technology Scholarship $2,000 – $8,000

These are Scholarships for Women Engineers
NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Programup to $62,500 (HS, T , UG, M)
NACME George Campbell, Jr. Fellowship in Engineering – up to $15,000 (Sophomore UG, M)
NACME Sidney and Katherine Friend Scholarship [Polytechnic University] – up to $12,500 (HS, M)

NACME William Randolph Hearst Endowment Scholarshipup to $12,000 (UG, M)
NACME Phillip D. Reed Undergraduate Endowment Fellowshipup to $15,000 (Sophomore UG, M)
NACME Bechtel Undergraduate Fellowship Awardup to $5,000 (Junior UG, M)


Scholarships & Grants for Women in Business

While the number of women in this career field has been growing in recent years, we still need more female led businesses!

Luckily, there are plenty of college awards to help facilitate that change.

Check out all the business scholarships for women below where you’ll also see the deadlines sorted by month!

There aren’t any business scholarships for women in this section quite yet.

March 24, 2020:
Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarship [CA] – $10,000 – $15,000 (UG, G)

April 1, 2020:
WIIT Scholarship Internation Trade Scholarships for Women$1,500 (UG Juniors or Seniors, G)

April 30, 2020:
Association of Women Contractors College Scholarship$2,000 

May 6, 2020:
Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship – $5,000 (M)

May 15, 2020:
The Laurels Fund (accounting) – $5,000 (G)
Wilmington Women in Business Fresh Start Scholarship [DE] – Varies (NT, UG)

June 1, 2019:
INCPAS Scholars Program [IN] – Amount Varies (HS)
CIRI Foundation Cap Lathrop Scholarshipup to $4,000 (FT)
AICP Scholarship Program$1,500 (UG, G)

Feel free to leave a comment if you have a grant for women in business that I can include here!

Unfortunately, there’s nothing to see in this section.

Stay tuned for future updates with more college money opportunities.

It’s so empty here, but not for long!

December scholarships for women in business coming soon.

Jane M Klausman Scholarship$2,000 – $8,000 (UG, G)
C200 Scholar Awards for MBA Studentsup to $10,000 (G)
Forte MBA FellowshipsAmount Varies



Final thoughts on scholarships & college grants for women…

Hopefully, you found a scholarship or two from this list that’s useful to you!


Be sure to apply for AS MANY of these scholarships for women as you can! Just make sure you keep track of those deadlines.

And speaking of deadlines…

I’ve got some free printable worksheets you can use to keep track of all the scholarships you apply to.


Are there any awesome scholarships women should know about that I left out?!

Leave a comment so that I can add them to the list!


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2019 Master List of College Grants & Scholarships for Women


I'm Jade, a full-time college student pursuing a degree in nuclear medicine down in southern Oregon. Fun Fact: I'm a makeup and unicorn enthusiast! I'm just trying to navigate this crazy thing we call life, while also being a full-time mom to a fur child and a fur-less child.

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