Female- focused Scholarships



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Female- Focused Scholarships


Scholarship

Brief description / requirements

Website



Amount

Deadline

October











National Center for Women &Information Technology Award

Aspirations in Computing”


Female

Grades 9-12



www.ncwit.org
Leadership and IT activities
Previous winners: Robotic solutions to problems

$500 + laptop+ trip to Tech Showcase in North Carolina

10/31/2013

Transportation YOU Scholarship-

Women’s Transportation Seminar
Female

GPA 3.0+


Grade 12



www.wtsinternational.org/

portland/scholarships


Applicant must be a female senior currently studying math/ science and interested in transportation issues :engineering, planning

$1000
5 scholarships given in Oregon

10/23/2013

November/ December











Love Your Body Poster Contest

NOW= National Association of Women

Grades 9-12


loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/posters/contest.html

Challenge media’s use of narrow, unrealistic, negative images of women

Artists can submit multiple posters


$150

12/2/2013

Violet Richardson Award Program

Soroptimists
Grades 9-12

( ages 14-17 )





www.soroptimist.org
Female volunteer leaders in the community or at school.
Efforts that benefit women or

girls are of particular interest



$1000 region

awards


12/1/2013

January











Rose Festival Court Scholarship Program
GPA 3.0+

Female


Grades 11- 12

rosefestival.org/events/rosecourt/

Apply.shtml


Minimum of 20hours of community service at time of application

$3500 +

Mentorship



Jan

Association for Women in Math Essay Contest

500-1000 words

Grades 9-12


awmath/programs/essay-contest/

Interview and write about any woman currently working in a mathematical career.



Prize + essay published online at the AWM web site.

1/31/2014

February











OSAC –Scholarships

Oregon Student Access Commission



1 application for

400 scholarship opportunities
Grade 12


www.getcollegefunds.org
*Some require essays*


$500 for

Early Bird registration


Scholarship amounts vary

2/15/2014

COSA Scholarships Confederation of Oregon School Administrators
12 scholarships ( each $1000 )  to seniors attending 4 year Oregon schools or community colleges
x2 Females entering education field

www.cosa.k12.or.us

Click on member services- scholarships on drop down menu

Grade 12


$1000

Feb


Dreams can Come True” Scholarship- Abby’s Closet

GPA 2.5+ Grade 12



www.abbyscloset.org/gallery/dreams-can-come-true

Attend Abby’s Closet Prom Gown Giveaway in March- pick out first gown




$1000

Feb

March











Zonta Club’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award
Women aged 16-19


zontaportland.org/?pay_ID=2
Volunteerism, leadership, student government, advocating to improve the status of women


$500 award

Portland level and $1000 district level



March

VIP Women in Technology Scholarship ( WITS )

( VIP is a California IT firm )


GPA 3.0+

Grade 12





vipconsulting.com/vip/index.cfm/about-vip/community-support/
Female students must be planning a career in IT or related field.

Academics+ essay+community service/extracurricular activities




$2500

April

EngineerGirl Essay Contest

male and female students welcome

Max 1500 words Grades 9-12


www.engineergirl.org

Essay on engineering and its impact on our world



2014 prompt:


$100-500

March

April






















May











Zeta Sigma Omega - AKA

(Roberta Vann ) Scholarship
Female seniors



Essay ( 500 words ): What are some of the identity issues faced by educated African American Women?
Application on Naviance



$1000

March

Society of Women Engineers

Scholarships
One application for 200 scholarships
GPA 3.5+ ( unweighted )

Grade 12



www.societyofwomenengineers.swe.

org/index.php/scholarships


Must be enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering of computer science degree program


$1000- 3000

5/15/2014
Incoming freshmen deadline

SESEY: Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth-Oregon State University

Grades 9-11



5 night summer camp for high school girls and minorities traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering.

Spend one week with a research group in the College of Engineering at OSU



$200 fee – partial and full scholarships are available

May

Lake Oswego Crafts and Art League- Local 14 - Annual Scholarship

Female seniors who will be enrolled as art majors in fall

Grade 12


www.local14.org

Application link on Naviance

Art in one of the following media: painting, ceramics, wearable art, book arts, textiles, printmaking, printing, photography, sculpture, metalwork, jewelry, leather, basketry, woodwork ,glass ( see web site )

3 pieces of art-need not be all the same medium




$9000

divided up between winners

Last year 7 winners received $8000 total


May

June











Turner Youth Force 2020 Scholarship/Internship
GPA 2.8+

Grade 12


Application in College and Career Center
Will select 1 PPS student ( female and /or student of color ) who are majoring in one of the following fields: construction management or engineering ( career in the building industry

$4000
( 4 x $1000 each year )
+ internship

June



Scholarship List November 13, 2012

College and Career Center



U.S. Grant High School 2245 NE 36th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212 503-916-5160


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