Contact the WMU Financial Aid Office for more information on the following scholarships:
The Women's Education Coalition Grant Program is a scholarship program facilitated by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and was created in 1995 via a joint venture between four area women's groups. Its purpose is to provide renewable grant assistance to women who are currently underemployed or unemployed and are in need of education to become financially self-sufficient. Eligible recipients must be residents of Allegan, Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, or Van Buren counties in Michigan.
Study or work abroad in the United Kingdom. Preference given to female students, anthropology or sociology majors, and/or GWS majors or minors. Should be employed part time as evidence of commitment to assisting with costs of their education at WMU.
AAUW Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants - Awards for doctoral candidates, women making career changes/advancement, and seed money for educational equity projects benefiting women and girls.
Back to College: Resources for Re-entry Students
This site offers very extensive resources devoted primarily to adult learners, though a number of the resources should also help traditional-age students. Includes a very extensive Financial Aid section.
BPW Foundation Career Advancement Scholarship Program
The Business and Professional Women's Foundation offers scholarships to women 25 or older who are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, have been accepted into an accredited course of study in a United States institution, will graduate 12-24 months from the date of the grant, and strongly need financial assistance.
An extensive, searchable database of scholarships and fellowships for students from high school through graduate school. You have to register, but registration is free, as are the searches. You're asked a number of questions that are designed to pinpoint the financial aid opportunities for which you qualify. Sponsored by Sallie Mae.
Daniel Kovach Foundation Scholarships
In addition to a scholarship for female students, the foundation also offers awards for bloggers and for students studying in any of the following fields: business, Library and information science, and media, as well as minority students and people studying to become teachers. Scholarships are awarded several times a year; see the website for details.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made a one-billion-dollar commitment to support the college and graduate education of high-achieving, low-income African American, Hispanic American, Native American/Alaskan Native, and Asian Pacific American students in the disciplines of mathematics, science, engineering, education, and Library science, where these groups are severely underrepresented.
Google 2008 Anita Borg Scholarships
To honor computer scientist Dr. Anita Borg, the search engine Google offers $10,000 scholarships for female undergraduate or graduate students in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.
Graduate Fellowships for Women
An extensive set of links to information about graduate fellowships for women in a wide variety of fields. The listing is provided by Cornell University, but most of the grants come from sources outside Cornell and are not restricted to Cornell students.
HORIZONS Foundation Scholarship Program
The organization Women in Defense sponsors the HORIZONS scholarship award to encourage women to pursue careers related to U.S. national security interests. Applicants should be pursuing studies in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, business, law, international relations, political science, operations research or economics (or another discipline if you can demonstrate its relevance to a career in national security or defense). Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply; undergraduates must have attained at least junior status (60 credits). Scholarships range from $500 to $2000, and recipients of past awards may reapply for further financial aid.
IEEE Scholarships and Awards
The IEEE offers scholarships, awards, and competitions for both graduate and undergraduate students in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and related fields.
International Federation of University Women (IFUW) Fellowships and Grants
The IFUW offers international grants for postgraduate study and national awards for all levels of study from elementary and secondary education through postgraduate research, study, and training. These grants are open only to women; for some, you must be a member of IFUW. See website for more details.
Jeannette Rankin Foundation Women's Education Fund
Scholarships for low-income women 35 years of age or older who, through undergraduate or vocational education, are seeking to better themselves, their families, and their communities.
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. Awards will pay up to $20,000 for one year; recipients may reapply for additional years (not to exceed four scholarship years). More information is available at the web site.
Office of Personnel Management's Scholarships for Service: Cyber Corps
The Office of Personnel Management's Cyber Corps program offers up to two years of tuition, room, board, books, and an annual stipend for undergraduates and graduate students at selected colleges and universities who are interested in the "information assurance" field. The awards carry with them an obligation to perform a 10-week internship and to work for a U. S. Federal agency in an information assurance position for a period of up to two years. The awards are open only to U. S. citizens. More information is available at the web site.
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Women
Large, well-organized site with a searchable database. In addition to a section for women, there are sections devoted to subject areas such as Computer Sciences and Engineering and sections for specific racial/ethnic groups such as African Americans, Ethnic Groups and Studies, Hispanic Americans, Minorities, Native Americans, as well as a host of other sections.
Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program
Annual awards open to women pursuing baccalaureate or graduate degrees in ABET-accredited engineering programs, engineering at SWE-approved schools, or computer science in CSAB-accredited programs, or ABET-accredited or SWE-approved schools. Includes information on awards targetted to reentry women.
Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards
The Soroptimist International organization offers Women's Opportunity Awards to assist women entering or re-entering the workforce in obtaining the education and skills training they need to improve their employment status. Applicants must be female heads of household who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Recipients may use their awards for any expenses related to their educational pursuits, such as tuition, books, housing, child care, and transportation.
Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund
Need-based scholarships for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least ten years ago and are seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university or a vocational-technical school.
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Scholarships
Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, awards one-year scholarships of $2000 each for students majoring in engineering [including computer engineering] and entering their senior year in college.
U. S. Dept. of Homeland Security: Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
Up to 100 awards "intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission." Areas of study include: physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.