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Scholarships for Women in Science

The hard sciences have typically been male-dominated fields. Recent awareness campaigns have helped expose many women to careers in science who may not have felt welcome before. As part of this push to bring more women into science majors and eventually science careers, as well as into the STEM fields in general, many organizations have scholarships and other funding available to women who want to pursue a life in science.

There are literally hundreds of different scholarships specifically tailored for women in the hard sciences, what follows is just a sample of the numerous opportunities available:
The Google Anita Borg Scholarship honors women in science from all over the world. It is named for Anita Borg, a pioneer and trailblazer in the movement to ensure that technology is used only for good. Borg opened many doors for women in science, including founding the Institute for Women in Technology.
The Clare Booth Luce Program offers scholarships to women entering science related fields. The program was started by Clare Booth Luce, former congresswoman from Connecticut, in honor of her husband, Henry R. Luce. The CBL Program is three-pronged, with funding for undergrad students, graduate students, and those who choose to pursue research in academia.
The Girl Scouts of America offer scholarships to college aged Scouts who want to pursue a career in the STEM fields. The Girls Scouts have been a powerful force for creating gender equality in the STEM fields, helping to introduce girls and young women to the wonders of science and women mentors already in the field.
The Maria Goeppert Mayer Award is given to a promising woman in the early years of her career as a physicist, both to help her meet her educational goals and share her knowledge with others through speaking engagements.
The Vanguard Women in Technology Scholarship Program offers up to $10,000 to women majoring in computer science related fields. Vanguard has given away nearly half a million dollars in scholarships since the award’s inception.
The Microsoft Graduate Women’s Research Scholarship is awarded based on nominations from the head of a student’s department, and provides up to $12,500 for tuition, fees, supplies and travel/living expenses.

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Scholarships 4 Moms $10,000 Scholarship Giveaway
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$1,000 Cappex 2015/2016 College Scholarship: $1,000
Sponsored: Cappex Easy Money is an easy scholarship offered every month. There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile and tell them what you do in your free time.
Advancing Women in STEM $6,000
The Advancing Women in STEM Scholarship by Zenefits will award $6,000 to a current college student who demonstrates financial need. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a ...
Alverno College Science Scholarship $4000
Science majors who demonstrate superior academic achievement, financial need and will reside in campus housing at Alverno College.
American Association of University Women Scholarship Varies
Awarded scholarship in the spring to a female rising senior who is majoring in Mathematics or Science.
Arts & Sciences Women in Science Scholarship Varies
This scholarship is for a woman who has declared her major in a hard science and is enrolled in a hard science course. The award is for the Fall Quarter following selection.
Association for Women in Science Scholarship Varies
Must be a deserving female student majoring in science.
Barr Family Scholarship $1,000
Applicant must be a Science, Math, Computer Science or Engineering major and must be transfering to a 4 year college.
Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Varies
Must be a deserving female minority student majoring in science or engineering.
Bessie Reiner Dill Fund-Science Varies
Offered to outstanding female graduating seniors at Pomona College who wish to pursue graduate study in science in an accredited master’s or doctoral degree program.
Betty Boyd Love Leadership Alumni Scholarship varies
The award is for rising senior female students, majoring in humanities or academic sciences. The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of a least 3.0, and have full-time enrollment for both ...
BPW/Career Advancement National Scholarship Program $500-$1,000
Business and Professional Women’s national organization assists women wishing to enter or reenter the work force or to advance within a career field. For full- or part-time programs of ...
ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship $10,000
Sponsored: will give away up to $100,000 in scholarships this year.
C.Q. Smith Memorial Scholarship varies
This scholarship assists female students studying Arts and Sciences who have completed a minimum of one semester.
Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship Varies
The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. The ideal ...
Catherine Rogers Scholarship Fund Varies
Preference given to female students who are majoring in Science.
Cheryl Chameli-Giumento Memorial Scholarship $250
Applicants must be a female attending ECC City Campus, be majoring in Liberal Arts/Science or an Allied Health Degree Program, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and must provide a cover letter stating ...
Cheryl Chameli-Giumento Memorial Scholarship $250
Applicants must be a female attending ECC City Campus, be majoring in Liberal Arts/Science or an Allied Health Degree Program, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and must provide a cover letter stating ...
$2,000 "No Essay" Scholarship - Niche $2,000
Sponsored: Open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing.
Cheryl Chameli-Giumento Memorial Scholarship $250
Applicants must be a female attending ECC City Campus, be majoring in Liberal Arts/Science or an Allied Health Degree Program, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and must provide a cover letter stating ...
Cheryl L. Kaufman Memorial Scholarship Varies
This scholarship will be awarded to sophomore, junior, or senior female students majoring in science or engineering. Students need to demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to
Christina J. Neumann Endowed Memorial Scholarship $600
Students should be full-time undergraduate or graduate female science students.
Clara and Fred Horne Scholarship Varies
For an outstanding sophomore or junior woman.
Clare Booth Luce Scholarship $18000
Must be a deserving female majoring in engineering, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, statistics, science or art.
CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship $2,000
Sponsored: CaptainU, the leading college sports recruiting platform, is awarding a $2,000 scholarship every quarter to a top student-athlete looking to play at the next level. This opportunity is offered to current HS athletes - Grad Classes 2015-2018. Only Athletes that want to play in College should apply!
Clare Booth Luce Undergraduate Scholarships Varies
Female students at Benedictine University, majoring in science (where there have been obstacles to women’s advancement including computer science and other math and science disciplines. ...
Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship Varies
Female students who are US citizens. To be competitive, students must have strong undergraduate GPA and GRE scores, excellent grades at BU, and demonstrated research potential or ...
Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship Varies
Junior and senior women science majors may be invited by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to apply for this renewable competitive award which may augment current academic ...
Cray Research Foundation Award-Science $1000
Qualified full-time undergraduate majoring in science at Edgewood College. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
CSU Women’s Alumni Scholarship $500-$1000
Must major in Education, Science, or Business and must have began academic career at CSU.
CollegeWeekLive Monthly $1,000 Scholarship $1,000
Sponsored: Just register at CollegeWeekLive, search for colleges of interest to you - and you could win $1,000! And because we don't want to take a lot of time away from your college search, entry takes just a few minutes.
Cynthia Grinnell Scholarship Varies
Scholarship for women students majoring in mathematics or science based on financial need and academic merit.
Dakota Alumnae Prize for Senior Women Varies
This will be awarded to a female member of the senior class who evidences the highest ideals of scholarship and citizenship. The recipient is selected by a committee made up of the President
Dorothy Payne STEM Scholarship $2,500
Must already be in college in a STEM field. Open to Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, or Allegany County resident.
Dorris M. Ehret Tendall Scholarship $1,000
Female Iowa high school graduate ranked in the top 25% of their class Majoring in the field of science Demonstrated financial need Preference given to students who work to help defray ...
Dr. Barbara B. Dreher Endowed Scholarship Varies
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving senior female student majoring in Science.
$1,000 I am Applying Scholarship $1,000
Sponsored: Just tell us that you are Applying for Scholarships. Open to High School Students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months.
Dr. Janice Sikorski Pfeffer Scholarship Fund Varies
Recipient of this scholarship is to be a female incoming freshman at Rockford College, preferably a local student majoring in science or math with a GPA o 3.5 or above. Scholarship may be ...
Dr. Laura C. Harris Scholarship Varies
Qualified female students enrolled in science. English or music courses at Denison University. Based on academic merit and financial need. File a FAFSA.
Ermine M. Owenby Jr. Fund to Promote Excellence $500
The $500 Ermine M. Owenby Jr. Fund to Promote Excellence is available to female graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are presenting papers at professional meetings.
Ernest N. Carter Women Scholarship Varies
Must be a deserving female student majoring in Engineering or Science.
Euna Rae Wilson Balch Memorial Scholarship - Sciences $4000
Women who are graduates of public high schools in Greer County, Jackson County, Beckham County, Harmon County, Tillman County,m Kiowa County, or Washita County, who plan to pursue a ...
Florence Brooks Usher Scholarship Varies
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving female Junior or Senior majoring in math and/or science. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
Florence Wolters-Chew Women in Science Endowed Scholarship Varies
3.0 GPA Female student who has completed at least 10 hours of study in the Sciences Western Campus student
Glaxo Wellcome Women in Science Scholarship Varies
This scholarship was established to encourage women to enter the sciences. Recipients must have a 3.00 GPA ane be assigned a women mentor.
Glaxo Women in Science Scholars Endowment Varies
Must be a female majoring in Science.
Glaxo Women in Science Scholarship Varies
The Glaxo Women in Science Scholars endowed scholarship is established to provide scholarships for full-time women students at WCU. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to recognize ...
GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Women in Science Endowed Scholarship Varies
Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Students’ QPA must remain at 3.0 or better to be eligible to continue to receive the award.
Graduate Research Program for Women $2000-$17,000
The program is primarily directed to graduating college seniors, but applications from first-year graduate students will be considered. Applications should include information on scholastic ...
Greater Milwaukee Foundation Alice C. Helland Scholarship - Science $3000
For students who are enrolled in a science, math or computer science curriculum. Preference given to female graduate students planning to re-enter the workforce.
Greater Milwaukee Foundation Smith Wilmeth Fund Scholarship-Science $5500-$6500
For female students with a sophomore or junior standing. Preference given to students in education, science, or environmental studies with a well-rounded liberal arts background and ...
Hatsuyo Sougstad Memorial Scholarship $100
Availalble to students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and are majoring in science or math. Applicant must intend to become a teacher, and have some experience as a tutor or volunteer. ...
Helen Jensen Howe Legacy of Heroines Scholarship for Women in Science $3,000 - $5,000
Undergraduate female student(s) majoring in the one of the science programs with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with preference to physics majors Applicants should demonstrate ...
Helen S. Schaefer Scholarship for Women in Science Varies
Candidates for this scholarship are required to be female students in good standing entering their sophomore, junior or senior years of study at the University of Arizona with a major in ...
Howard Levinson Scholarship Varies
Science majors enrolled at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Female applicants should contact the Center for Financial Planning and Assistance for information.
Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship Varies
The Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship was established to benefit female students of Hawaiian ancestry studying in Health, Science, Mathematics, or Education. Supports students of Hawaiian ...
Isabel and Mary Neff Fellowships and Scholarships Varies
The Isabel and Mary Neff Scholarship Fund offers fellowships and scholarships of varying amounts to one or two women graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences.
James and Ruth Sevier Scholarship Fund Varies
Must be female student majoring in science at Pomona College. Selection based on educational goals and financial need.
Jane Toft Memorial Scholarship $500
Awarded to a female student entering her second year at RCTC who displays academic skill in the field of science.
John and Deborah Tunis Scholarship Award $500
This $500 scholarship is available to support female students who demonstrate financial need, outstanding academic achievement, and an interest in pursuing their career and degree in one of ...
John and Gwen Willard Memorial Scholarship - Science Varies
This scholarship will be awarded to female freshmen majoring in engineering or sciences with financial need.
John and Gwen Willard Memorial Scholarship - Science Varies
This scholarship will be awarded to female freshmen majoring in engineering or science with financial need.
John W. and Hazel M. Jenner Scholarship Varies
Must be a deserving female student majoring in engineering or science.
Judy Lewent ’70 Scholarship for Women in Science Varies
Endowed scholarships are an important source of funding for need-based grants awarded by the Office of Student Financial Aid. These endowed scholarships are made possible through generous ...
Kasie Capling Memorial Scholarship $2000
honors the memory of Kasie Capling, a Charlotte NCTA WISE (North Carolina Technology Association Women in Information Science and Engineering) steering committee member who unexpectedly ...
Kathryn Sullivan Scholarship Varies
This scholarship supports undergraduate Arts and Sciences students with a preference for junior or senior women who are majoring or minoring in the sciences, who have a passion for ...
Kirk E. Barbieri Science Scholarship Varies
Must be a deserving female student majoring in pre-medicine or science.
League of Women Voters Scholarship in Memory of Beverly Hund $325
Available to female students pursuing a degree in engineering, science or math. Preference is given to a student with a low GPA.
Louise Leone Scholarship - Science Varies
This scholarship will be awarded to female student; preference given to a student studying one of the lab sciences or engineering
Lucille Drey Scholarship $1,000- $3,000
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 Female Iowa resident Non-traditional student with a preference to students raising children while attending college
Lucille Stoddard Endowed Scholarship Varies
Recipient must be in good academic standing Recipient must be enrolled as a major in the College of Science and Health Preference will be given to female students with financial need
Lucy Goolsby Hughes Memorial Scholarship - Science $500 - $1,000
Awarded to female science or math majors.
Margaret Ann Calvert Scholarship Tuition
Awarded to an outstanding female student in Maharishi Vedic Science.
Marie Sklodowska Curie Scholarship $150
For a female UMD student majoring in science, mathematics or engineering. Preference given to a student of Polish descent.
Marilyn A. Burshtin Memorial Award Varies
Annual cash award to a female enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences or College of Engineering at Drexel University. Show proficiency in academic work, participated extensively in ...
Markowicz Dundorf Scholarship Varies
This scholarship will be awarded to assist female students in math, science or technology.
MATC Greater Milwaukee Foundation Scholarship - Science Varies
Applicants must: be enrolled in a science and/or mathematics program, including the computer science field. Students must meet standard criteria of financial need as determined by the ...
Merritt College Science Scholarships $250
Scholarships offered to African American single women, head of household who have completed 30 units at Merritt College. Have a 2.5+ GPA, and submit 2 letters of recommendation from ...
Mother Mary Philomena O’Meara Scholarship Varies
Scholarship was established by an alumnae committee. An outstanding female from the College of Arts and Sciences, Maryville University of Saint Louis.
Native Women in Science Scholarship Varies
1) Undergrad/grad enrolled in a degree program in the sciences 2) Registered female member of a US federally recognized Indian tribe or member of an indigenous tribe in Canada, Mexico, or ...
Nee-Deep Scholarship - Science varies
The scholarship is for a deserving student enrolled in 12 credits. The applicant must major in Math, Science, or Technology.
Nel Speros Memorial Scholarship varies
This scholarship is for students in Sciences or Engineering. The applicant must be a female student who is in her second year of study at LCC. She also must intend to pursue a B.A. or B.S. ...
Pi Kappa Sigma Memorial Alumni Scholarship $500
An award given to an entering freshman female in the College of Science (grade point average of ”B” in high school.)
Project WISE Varies
The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program seeks to increase the number of women in science, math and engineering fields through outreach, recruitment and retention efforts. For more
Rebecca L. Heldreth Memorial Scholarship Varies
A female senior who is a current year graduate of Chatham High School; achieved a 3.0 GPA, maintained a high moral character, demonstrated concern for others, high ideals, good citizenship, ...
Ritchie Vineyard and Livestock Ranch Scholarship $250
For female majoring in Science, Mathematics or Engineering.
Robert C. and Sharon L. Boldwin Math and Science Scholarship varies
The applicant must be a Colorado resident from the rural communities in the eastern counties of Adams, Arapaho, Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Elbert, El Paso, Huerfano, Kiowa, Kit Carson, ...
Rose Lute Scholarship-Actuarial Science $500
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving female sophmore majoring in Engineering, Physics, Economics, Actuarial Science, Math, Architecture, Pre Law, Veterinary Medicine, Medical, Dental or
Rusty Taylor Tennis Scholarship Varies
This scholarship is available to women student athletes participating in varsity tennis. Preference is given to students majoring in science or education.
Ruth G. Botdorf Scholarship in Chemistry Varies
Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students at Penn State Berks who are planning to major in a science who have achieved superior academic ...
Ruth Watts Science Scholarship Varies
This scholarship is intended for a woman majoring in science, preferably in chemistry, who has completed a minimum of one-year, college-level general chemistry. Applicants must demonstrate ...
Science Talent Search Scholarships $250
Sponsored by the Virginia Academy of Science as part of the annual competition for the Westinghouse Science Scholarships awarded to female sophomores, juniors or seniors at Randolph-Macon ...
Sister Suzanne Fleming Scholarship Varies
This scholarship is awarded to women who are majoring in the sciences or arts.
SSPI Scholarship $2,500
Established to provide financial assistance to minorities and women interested in studying satellite-related disciplines in college or graduate school. This program is open to women and ...
Stacey Boltz Palasek Memorial Scholarship Fund Varies
Southwestern Central School graduating senior. Female student(s) with a “B” or better G.P.A. majoring in science attending a four year accredited college or university with priority given ...
The AAUW - Fort Worth Branch Scholarship $750
The Fort Worth Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is dedicated to the lifelong education of women and girls and positive societal change. - Must be currently ...
The Dorinda Barnes, Santa Clarita Valley American Association of University Women Memorial Scholars Osher Endowed Scholarship Varies
Established by the American Association of Univrsity Women in memory of Dorinda Barnes and awarded annually to a female COC student majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math who ...
The Glaxo Smith Kline Women in Science Endowed Scholarship Varies
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student at Barton College with a 3.0 GPA who is majoring in Science.
The Vivian Schild Scholarship $1000
Completed application. Female chemistry major Minimum of 12 semester hours of chemistry courses that apply toward major completed at GSW. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Based upon highest ...
Troxell Glicksman Award Varies
This award is for an outstanding upperclass woman whose qualifications include intellectual ability and curiosity, good citizenship, appreciation of the world outside herself and interest in ...
Wanda F. Harris Award - Science Varies
Awarded to a senior woman majoring in science or mathematics who plans to attend graduate or professional school.
Weatherspoon Adult Student Scholarship Award Varies
Awards are offered to full-time junior or senior adult female undergraduate students enrolled in the colleges of Agriculture, Business, Design, Education, Engineering, or Liberal Arts and ...
Women in Engineering and Science (WIES) Scholarship Varies
Available to women majoring in engineering or the sciences at UMR.
Women in Science and Engineering Scholarship Varies
Funded by NASA to increase the number of Spelman students entering science, engineering, and mathematics careers, this program provides pre-freshman summer curricular enhancement and upper ...
Women In Science and Engineering Scholarship Varies
Several awards are available for freshmen, sophomore, and junior women studying math, sciences, or engineering.
Women in Science Program Varies
The Women in Science (WINS) Program selects and supports a core group of talented, motivated women from each entering class who are interested in a career path focused on science and math ...
Women in Science Scholarship Varies
Eligibility varies according to the donor’s wishes. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
Women in Science Scholarship Varies
Awarded to freshman or transfer female students with an appreciation for (majoring in an area) Engineering, Mathematic and Science. Applicants must display outstanding leadership, excellence ...
Women in Science Scholarships $1,000
These scholarships are awarded to School of Science majors selected to live in the Women in Science residential learning community. Selection is based on academic achievement and educational ...
Women in Science, Engineering, and Math Scholarship Varies
GPA >= 2.7 Income: Financial information required. Status: Continuing student at SAC in the fall or Transferring sophomore with junior status at a four-year college or university in the ...
YMCA Racial Justice Scholarship $250
Available to selected minority women, enrolled in either the Associate in Science, Associate of Arts, or Associate in Applied Science degree programs at SVCC. The applicant must be a second ...
Zonta Club of Bonita Springs Scholarships $1,000
The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs Scholarship Grant Committee may interview potential applicants. The winner is expected to be available at the next scholarship fundraiser to convey progress ...