6 Scholarships Just for Women

The Top Scholarships for Women with Deadlines Through 2021

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  1. Newsette No-Essay Leadership Scholarship for Women
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship is perfect for anyone interested in fashion, beauty, tech, and business news, alongside advice and insight from inspirational women.
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship is perfect for anyone interested in fashion, beauty, tech, and business news, alongside advice and insight from inspirational women.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $1,000
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Jun 30, 2021
    1
  2. Amplify Women in STEM Scholarship
    Funded by
    Steph Smith
    Awarded
    The Amplify Women in STEM Scholarship exists to support one ambitious young woman in pursuing a STEM degree and reaching her dreams.
    Funded by
    Steph Smith
    Awarded
    The Amplify Women in STEM Scholarship exists to support one ambitious young woman in pursuing a STEM degree and reaching her dreams.
    Education level
    High School, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $2,500
    Scholarships awarded
    2 winners
    Deadline
    Jan 1, 2021
    Awarded
    Winners
    6 Finalists
    2
  3. Run With Meg Scholarship for Female Entrepreneurs
    Funded by
    Meghan Takacs
    Awarded
    This scholarship exists to support the mental health and success of females entrepreneurs.
    Funded by
    Meghan Takacs
    Awarded
    This scholarship exists to support the mental health and success of females entrepreneurs.
    Education level
    Graduate, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $2,950
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Dec 31, 2020
    Awarded
    Winner
    Karmel Reeves
    8 Finalists
    3
  4. African-American Entrepreneurs Grant — Female Award
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    Awarded
    This grant will be awarded to an African American woman at any education level who is currently building or who aspires to build a new business.
    Funded by
    Mechanism Ventures
    Awarded
    This grant will be awarded to an African American woman at any education level who is currently building or who aspires to build a new business.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $1,000
    Grants awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Feb 11, 2021
    Awarded
    Winner
    Eban Ebssa
    6 Finalists
    4
  5. "Fight for Equality" Women in STEM Scholarship
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    Awarded
    The "Fight for Equality" Women in STEM Scholarship is meant to support and encourage young women to pursue a degree in STEM. This $500 award will help female high school students pay their college tuition.
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    Awarded
    The "Fight for Equality" Women in STEM Scholarship is meant to support and encourage young women to pursue a degree in STEM. This $500 award will help female high school students pay their college tuition.
    Education level
    High School
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Mar 31, 2021
    Awarded
    Winner
    Marisol Jimenez
    5 Finalists
    5
  6. Najal Judd Women in STEM Scholarship
    Funded by
    Najal Judd
    Awarded
    The Najal Judd Women in STEM Scholarship exists to support women in their journey to earn a STEM degree.
    Funded by
    Najal Judd
    Awarded
    The Najal Judd Women in STEM Scholarship exists to support women in their journey to earn a STEM degree.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Feb 28, 2021
    Awarded
    Winner
    Jaylen Lockhart
    4 Finalists
    6

Scholarships for Women

Even today, women face a unique set of struggles in both academia and the workforce. While female college students have recently begun to outnumber their male peers, making up more than 56% of current college students, they are still underrepresented in many fields. STEM jobs, for example, are often male-dominated, especially when it comes to high-paying jobs in engineering or computer science.

Additionally, female students owe a disproportionate amount of the national student loan debt, collectively owing $929 billion, which is nearly two-thirds of the total student debt in the US.

This uneven distribution of student loans places even more of a burden on women when considering the wage gap. On average, women make significantly less money than their male counterparts, with the average college-educated woman making around only 74 cents for every even dollar that a college-educated man earns. In high-paying fields, the wage gap is even more prominent, with men sometimes earning up to 43% more than women. 

Many factors contribute to the persisting wage gap, including the fact that women are underrepresented in leadership positions which are often high-paying roles. For every 100 men promoted to manager positions, only 79 women are. Gender bias plays a large role in this discrepancy, and men are more likely to be hired for entry-level work, resulting in fewer women being considered for promotions.

Fortunately, scholarships for women can help close the gap in both employment and wages, encouraging women to pursue male-dominated fields such as STEM and supporting women as they seek high-paying jobs. Scholarships can help reduce or eliminate the need for student loans, making it easier for women to complete their degrees. Furthermore, women scholarships can make it more feasible for female graduate students to partake and excel in their college education, which can help them break into high-paying, male-dominated fields. 

To make your search for scholarship funds easier, we’ve created this list of scholarships for women at all levels of education. You can start applying by clicking one of the opportunities above! This list is a great place to start if you’re looking for scholarships, but you can find even more exclusive scholarships on bold.org

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