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Resources for Reentry Students
A compilation of resources including financial aid opportunities as well as a whole array of additional assistance.
Business and Professional Women Foundation
Career Advancement Scholarships
BPW Foundation Career Advancement Scholarships, first awarded in 1969, are selected through our Legacy Partners. Recipients of Career Advancement Scholarships, must be female; U.S. citizens; 25 years of age or older who are within two years of completing their bachelors degree; and pursing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)—or a related field.
College Scholarships and Resources for Women
Subject-based Scholarship Opportunities
A list of scholarship opportunities specifically given to female students.
Jeannette Rankin Foundation
Women's Education Fund
The Jeannette Rankin Foundation continues the legacy of Jeanette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. Every year scholarships of $1,500 each are available to 25 women, aged 35 or above, to pursue their education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and have been accepted or enrolled in a certified technical/vocational training program or undergraduate college program. Awards will be made to promising students with severe financial need.
Women's Opportunity Award
Each year, the Soroptimist Foundation awards about $250,000 in Making a Difference for Women grants to more than 40 Soroptimist clubs that are initiating or continuing innovative projects that benefit women and girls. Sample projects include refurbishing domestic violence shelters, providing job training for women in transition, financing legal services for low-income women, providing mammograms to women with no health insurance, and sponsoring enrichment programs for at-risk girls. Clubs can receive awards between $500 and $10,000.
Daniel Kovach Foundation Scholarships
Numerous national scholarship for a variety of majors; for more information please check the Daniel Kovach Foundation Scholarship website.
FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.