10 Essential Scholarships for Women in US States

Scholarships for Women in US States: As it is well-known before, that scholarships are granted due to different reasons, some are awarded by considering nationality, race, or even gender. As a matter of fact, scholarships given specifically for women have two aims which are to celebrate academic achievements of many previous great women who considerably paved the way for brighter and more peaceful world; and to advance a lot of educational opportunities of young girls and women in many fields.

In USA, many foundations and non-governmental institutions are always in health competition to award scholarships to women focusing on distinct aspects like the empowerment of women and women’s studies. These organizations do believe that women in US shall be given equal opportunity and treatment in educational matters, amid a long standing point of view that women will face more obstacles and challenges personally since they are often culturally  asked to raise kids and children after getting married, which eventually avert them to pursue their education in higher degrees. However unpleasantly, such a discouraging mindset still exists among Americans, either those living in urban areas or rural areas, stating that education for a woman will stop once she gets married.

Nowadays, apparently such opportunities for women are not only given much by them, but also federal states in US. Furthermore, several organizations and foundations specify awarding scholarships to women who reside in specific states of the US. As already known, America itself consists of 50 states, a federal district which is Washington, the Capital, five major territories, and a variety of  minor islands. Yet however, only female residents in some states enjoy privileges of receiving scholarships, meaning that scholarships awarded will be based on gender.

Here is the list of scholarships awarded only to women in particular states in the US:

1. Scholarship for women in Arizona 

The scholarship is proudly awarded by the Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation to female students residing in Arizona. The Foundation itself significantly aims at advancing women’s role through scholarships, education and research as well.

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In order to receive the scholarship, a woman shall be 21 years old or older who is currently studying at a community college in Arizona. Apart from this, an applicant shall have a 2.5 minimum GPA or higher.

For additional information, if an applicant wants to register in Fall Semester, the deadline for application shall be at first May , while in Spring semester, the deadline will be at first December.

For further information please contact Scholarship Committee at P.O Box 32596, Email: azbpwfoundation@gmail, or phone: 602-819-8968, or please visit its official website at www.arizonabpwfoundation.com.

2. Scholarship for women in California

It is highly believed that AAUW’s Re-Entry Scholarship would be the only scholarship given to women residing in California. The scholarship is regularly awarded by the Poway-Penasquitos Branch of the America Association of University Women which has endeavoured to empower women since 1881. The amount of the scholarship is $ 1800. For this year, the scholarship is closed since March 1, 2019

As a matter of fact, the aim of giving such a scholarship by the Foundation is to give a woman more opportunities to return to school or college to obtain higher education.

Of course, an applicant must be female graduated from high senior school whose age is 23 years old or older. In addition, an applicant must reside or attend school in north San Diego Country, including northern city of Sand Diego.

For further information regarding the scholarship please contact Mrs. Janine Reeder in 118 Tobias Road, Bernville, PA 19506, or phone 858-487-3507. You can also visit its website at www.powayarea-ca.aauw.net.

3. Scholarship for women in Delaware

A well-known scholarship regularly awarded to women Delaware is named Fresh Start Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the Wilmington Women in Business in 1996, aiming at providing financial supports and mentoring help to a woman who would like to return to school, so she can improve her life quality. Applicants can be female and US citizens. They must be at least 20 years of age along with a high school Diploma. Not only that, applicants have already had at least a two year break after completing their study in high senior school or during college studies. They are also required to be  currently studying in an accredited college in Delaware or currently being admitted in the college at the undergraduate level.

One thing should also be noticed is that applicants are the individuals recommended by a Social Service Agency or by a College Representative. If presently enrolled in college in Delaware, they must have at least a C average, and can show their financial need.

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For more detail information, please contact Scholarship Committee at PO Box 7784, Wilmington, DE 19803, Email : fsscholar@comcast.net, phone: 302-656-4411. Or please visit its official website at www.freshstartscholarship.org.

4. Scholarships for women in Kentucky

A scholarship that shall be taken into consideration by female students residing in Kentucky is Thomas D.Urmston Scholarship. If fact, the scholarship was established for only female students who are currently studying in high senior schools. Besides having a 3.0 minimum GPA or higher, applicants must show tremendous financial need. The amount of the scholarship would vary each year and it is not renewable.

For further information, please contact the Scholarship Committee, 499 East High Street, Suite 112, Lexington, KY 40507, Email: Kristen@bgcf.org, or phone : 859-721-2347.

5. Scholarships for women in Michigan

 Female students residing in Michigan may have got familiar with Grand Rapids Community which frequently awards hundreds of scholarships each year to pursue their study in college or pursue a technical career. The scholarship is named GRCF Lavine Laible Scholarship.

One thing must be remembered is that in order to be eligible, female applicants must be entering the third year or above at undergraduate degree in Michigan University. Not only that, applicants must be residents in Kent County. They must also have a 3.0 minimum GPA and demonstrate significant need for funding.

For further information, applicants can visit its website at www.grfoundation.org, or contact Scholarship Committee in 185 Oakes SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Email: rbishop@grfoundation.org, phone: 616-454-1751.

6. Scholarships for women in North Dakota

In memory of Anna B. Spangler, the scholarship was established by Valley City State University to award female students living in North Dakota. The amount of scholarship is around $250. Of note, applicants must demonstrate their willingness to pursue their education in a four-year degree in the Business Curriculum.

Applicant interested in applying the scholarship, can contact Scholarship Committee in Valley City State University, Financial Aid Office, Valley City, ND 58072, and phone : 701-845-7542

7. Scholarships for women in Oklahoma

For female students living in Oklahoma, will have more opportunity to receive scholarships provided by numerous foundations, such as WOS Primary Provider Scholarship established by Women of the South. It will help women pursue a higher degree from Oklahoma City Community College. In order to be eligible, applicants shall demonstrate their need for funding and have a 2.5 minimum GPA. This year’s application, the deadline will April 25, 2020.

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For more detail information, please visit its website at www.wos2015.wixsite.com, or contact Scholarship Committee in P. O. Box 892802, Oklahoma City, OK 73189, Email : a.simpson2@cox.net, or phone : 405-7949558.

8. Scholarships for women in Pennsylvania

Female students living in Pennsylvania may have heard about a scholarship program awarded by Society of Women Engineers in Lehigh Valley Section since 2011. The amount of the scholarship sounds attractive, around $ 5000. Yet however, to receive the scholarship, many factors shall be evaluated, such as leadership skill, academic achievement, a recommendation letter. In addition, application must write an original essay.

In order to become eligible, applicants must be currently studying in high schools, and they have to reside in areas with zip codes starting in 177-187  and 195-165, which means that more than 20 counties in the State are included. In addition, applicants shall enrol  as first-year student in an ABET.

For further information, please visit www.lv.swe.org, or contact Scholarship Committee, 1105 Candlewycke Drive, Laurys Station, PA 18059, Email: swelvscholarships@swe.org, phone: 610-261-3884.

9. Scholarships for women in Georgia

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation has regularly awarded a plenty of scholarships to women living in several specific states in US, including Georgia to pursue their study in over 200 accredited educational institutions Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. In these particular areas, the Foundation awards more than 10.000 students every year. It is worthwhile to mention that because the Foundation will not give the scholarships to individuals, so applicants shall find out the information through their institutions respectively.

For those living in Georgia, besides visiting its official at www.lpwhitehead.com, can contact  Mrs. Carrie Conway at 191 Peachtree St NE, Suite 3540, Atlanta, GA 30303, or Email : Conway@woodruff.org, or phone: 404-522-6755.

10. Scholarships for women in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia

As mentioned earlier, Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation awards scholarships to specific States in US including North Carolina. So, female student interested in applying the scholarships, can visit its website or contact Mrs. Carrie Conway as cited previously in number 9.

In brief, in fact there are only few scholarships for women students in specific states in US. the scholarships mentioned above are the ones I found after doing much research in several-related websites. Therefore, It is better for applicants to find out any related information in federal state government offices respectively.

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