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AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program
http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/info-2010/scholarship-opportunities.html
The AARP Foundation's Women's Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to women 50+ seeking new job skills, training, and educational opportunities to support themselves and their families. The AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program is available to eligible individuals with moderate to lower incomes and limited financial resources.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

AMBER Grants for Women in Business
http://womensnet.net/AmberGrants.aspx
Assisting women who are trying to start small businesses, home-based or online. The grants are small, usually $500 to $1000, and are intended to be used to upgrade equipment, pay for a web site etc - the small but essential expenses that can often make the difference between getting started or being forever stalled. No repayment is required or expected, although it is hoped that you will pass on the kindness by mentoring and helping others along the way.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Education Funding and Awards
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, the Educational Foundation provided more than 250 fellowships, grants, and special awards to outstanding women in the 2007-08 academic year. Opportunities include:
(1) American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.
(2) Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
(3) Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
(4) International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Supplemental grants support community-based projects in the fellow's home country.
(5) Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study (during the fellowship year) in designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.
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America's Junior Miss Scholarship Programs
http://www.ajm.org/about/scholarships/
Financial aid can be critical for young women pursuing educational opportunities. America's Junior Miss is one the nation's premiere college scholarship programs for young women.
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Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM)
http://www.awam.org/scholarships
Application deadline: Dec. 31
Offers several scholarships and awards to individuals interested in obtaining skills in the field of aviation maintenance and technology. AWAM membership is a must, but there are no gender restrictions, unless stated otherwise.
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Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
http://www.awm-math.org/
The Association was founded in 1971 at the Joint Meetings in Atlantic City. The purpose of the association is to encourage women to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences. Equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women in the mathematical sciences are promoted. Sponsor Travel Grants for Women to enable women to attend research conferences in their fields, thereby providing a valuable opportunity to advance their research activities and their visibility in the research community.
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Association for Women In Science
Scholarships and Fellowships
http://www.awis.affiniscape.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=66
Each spring, the AWIS Educational Foundation offers graduate and undergraduate awards in the amount of $1,000. A new program, the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award, is for college sophomores or juniors studying physics or geoscience.
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Coordinating Council for Women In History
Catherine Prelinger Award
http://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/catherine-prelinger-award/
The Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position. These funds were granted to CCWH by an anonymous donor in honor of the many years of work this organization has devoted to exploring women’s history, encouraging opportunities for women in the historical profession, and in educating young women to pursue careers in the historical profession. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity. Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history. The Prelinger Committee encourages applications from independent and non-academic scholars.
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Eaton Rapids Business and Professional Women's Club
The Eaton Rapids Business and Professional Women's Club usually awards two $1,000 scholarships to deserving women in the community every year to continue their education. You must be 25 years or older and registered in an accredited college or vocational program. Applications are available at the VFW National Home in Eaton Rapids; Wendi's Hallmark in Eaton Rapids; or by calling Mary Maxey at 663-8717. Source: Lansing State Journal, July 12, 2008
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Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships
http://www.efwa.org/scholarships.php
The Educational Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing accounting degrees at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Current programs include:
(1) Laurels Fund – The Laurels Fund provides one-year academic scholarships for women who are pursuing a Ph.D. in accounting. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 each.
(2) Women in Transition – The “Women in Transition” Scholarship was established in 1990 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Educational Foundation. The Board of Trustees designated this fund for scholarship awards to women returning to school to earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting. This scholarship is renewable annually upon satisfactory completion of course requirements.
(3) Women in Need Scholarship – Available to women in their third, fourth, or fifth year of academic pursuit who need the financial support to complete their degrees. This 2-year, $2,000 per year scholarship is renewable annually upon satisfactory completion of course requirements.
(4) Undergraduate Scholarships – The Educational Foundation also funds undergraduate scholarship awards administered by the American Society of Women Accountants. In fiscal year 2002, $22,000 was awarded. For more information, please visit the web site at www.aswa.org to view the chapter directory. Applicants will need to contact their local chapter to find out about scholarships.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Business
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FundsNet Women's Grants
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/searchresult/15/Women-Grants.html
Listed under Minorities.
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Google Anita Borg Scholarships
http://www.google.com/anitaborg/
Deadline : February 6
To honor computer scientist Dr. Anita Borg, the search engine Google is offering four $10,000 scholarships for female students in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field. Two awards are for undergraduates; the other two are for graduate students at the master's or Ph.D. level.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Grants For Single Mothers
Single Mom Financial Aid, Scholarship Resources, Food and Housing Programs, Parenting Advice, and more.
http://grantsforsinglemother.org/
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HORIZONS Foundation Scholarship Program
http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/
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.
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IBM Research Internship for Black, Hispanic, and Native American Students
http://www.almaden.ibm.com/almaden/diversity/
IBM sponsors a research internship program for under-represented minorities. The goal is to encourage under-represented sophomore and junior minority students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and include in addition a $2,500 grant, plus the opportunity to work with an IBM mentor. The Watson lab has a full range of research, as does the Almaden lab, and the Austin lab focuses on software and systems. Research areas of the internship are individually chosen so as to optimize the match between the skills and interests of the student, and the ongoing research programs of the laboratory.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals : Internships
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International Federation of University Women
Fellowships and Grants
http://www.ifuw.org/what-we-do/grants-fellowships/
The International Federation of University Women offers a limited number of fellowships and grants to women graduates for advanced research, study and training. The competitions are held every two years. Many of IFUW's 69 national federations and associations offer fellowships, scholarships and grants to women in their countries and to IFUW members from other parts of the world. Address information is provided for each country federation/association. [Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Women]
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International Organization of Women Pilots (The Ninety-Nines) Scholarship Listings
http://www.ninety-nines.org/scholar.html
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Jeannette Rankin Foundation
Women's Education Fund
http://www.rankinfoundation.org/
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.
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Junior League of Lansing Annual Scholarships
http://www.jllansing.org/scholarships
This year the Junior League will be providing scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to the three outstanding women in the Greater Lansing Community. The scholarships are granted to women who not only have a sincere dedication to their education, but also share the League’s commitment to community service. One award is reserved for a non-traditional student enrolled in post-secondary school and the other two are given to graduating seniors.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Lansing Community College
Women's Resource Center/Returning Adult Programs
http://www.lcc.edu/wrc/grants/
Grants, based on income, are available for single parents, single pregnant women, displaced homemakers, returning adults, individuals with a disability, individuals interested in nontraditional career training and child care programs. Applicants who meet requirements may receive free tuition, textbooks and assistance with transportation and child care costs. Application forms are available in 204 Gannon Building, 430 N. Capitol Ave. Deadline for fall semester is July 1; for spring semester is November 1; for summer semester is March 1. For more information, call 483-1199.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

Michigan State University
Center for Gender in the Global Context (GenCen)
Funding Opportunities
http://gencen.isp.msu.edu/funding/funding.htm
GenCen offers mini-grants to core faculty for initiation of faculty research and for the development of new courses, course modules, and study-abroad programs related to gender, development, and global change.
GenCen and CASID offer competitive US Department of Education Title VI-supported Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships to US graduate students enrolled in degree programs at Michigan State University which focus on international development and globalization.
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Michigan State University
Center for Gender in the Global Context (GenCen)
Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change (GJEC) Program
http://www.gjec.msu.edu/fellowships.htm
Deadline : April 15
Generous funding provided by MSU’s Graduate School has allowed for the development of three $10,000 fellowship opportunities in the following categories:
(1) GJEC Dissertation Research Fellowship available for MSU Ph.D. students who have completed all requirements for their degree with the exception of their dissertation research. Applicants must have dissertation projects that focus specifically on the gender dimensions of environmental and/or agricultural change.
(2) GJEC Dissertation Completion Fellowship available for MSU Ph.D. studentswho have completed all requirements for their degree program including dissertation research. Applicants must graduate by Spring 2012, and their dissertations must focus on gender as it relates to environmental and/or agricultural change.
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Michigan State University
Mildred B. Erickson Fellowship
http://wrc.msu.edu/erickson_fellowship.php
If you have had to interrupt your degree studies for a significant amount of time, and can demonstrate financial need, the Mildred B. Erickson Fellowship is designed for you. The individual scholarships cover the approximate cost of one course, undergraduate or graduate, for up to two semesters through Michigan State University and its Regional Centers.
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National Association of Career Women
Lansing Founding Chapter
Harriett E. Pincumbe Scholarship
Application should be submitted to NACW Scholarship, P.O. Box 27203, Lansing, MI 48909. For more information and an application form, send an email to nacw@danamgt.com or contact Sue Elder, Chapter Executive, at (517) 345-7157.
Deadline : April 30
Annually awards a scholarship to a woman who is working toward or desires to pursue her academic career. The scholarship was established to honor one of the NACW’s founders, Harriett E. Pincumbe, who died after founding NACW with Priscilla Petersen and Sandra Frauenheim. Two $1,700.00 scholarships will be awarded this year. An interview may be required. (1) Must be resident of Eaton, Ingham or Clinton county.
(2) Enrolled in or eligible to enroll in an accredited school pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
(3) Employed, interning, volunteering, or serving in other activities.
(4) Experiencing financial need. Please describe your need in your personal letter.
(5) Tell us about yourself personally and professionally in your application letter. How would you benefit from the scholarship? What are your goals? How was your academic career interrupted, and why did you decide to go back to school? Why should you be selected to receive the scholarship?
(6) At least one Letter of Recommendation from someone who knows you well enough to write about you as a person and as a student (can't be a relative).
(7) Provide the names of two additional references
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National Physical Science Consortium
Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women (NPSC)
http://www.npsc.org
Application deadline: November 5
Applicants should have research experience in one of the following fields: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, or in related engineering fields such as Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.
NPSC welcomes applications from all qualified students, with continued emphasis on the recruiting of underrepresented minorities and women. Applicants must be graduating seniors with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, in their first year of a graduate program pursuing a Ph.D., be in a terminal master's program, or be returning from the workforce with no more than a master's degree. Persons who already possess a doctoral degree in any field are ineligible.
The NPSC awards up to $16,000 stipends for students aspiring to earn a doctoral degree the physical sciences, biochemistry, computer science, and related fields of science and engineering. The initial phase of the Traditional Fellowship covers the first two or three years of graduate school, depending on the employer who sponsors the fellowship, with the possibility of continuation for several more years providing all the conditions of the fellowship continue to be met. The maximum total duration is six years.
Also listed under Grants fro Individuals -- Graduate Students, Minorities, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Sciences.
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National Women's Studies Association
Travel Grants and Registration Scholarships
http://www.nwsa.org/content.asp?pl=15&sl=34&contentid=34
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Open Society Institute
International Women's Program
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/women/focus_areas
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P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund
http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies
P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund (ELF) is a revolving loan fund established in 1907 to lend money to worthy women students to assist them in securing a higher education.
(Last checked 06/11/14)

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for Women
http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies
Deadline: January 31
Believing that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding, members of the P.E.O. Sisterhood provide grants-in-aid for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States or Canada. The maximum grant awarded to a student is $5,000 annually. Recipients may re-apply and receive the scholarship for a maximum of three years. Eligibility: An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study, working towards a graduate degree in the college or university of her choice in the United States or Canada. Eligibility form must be completed before application materials can be sent to applicants. For more information, contact P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Executive Office, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312-2899, USA
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P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education
http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies
P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) was established in 1973 to provide need based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families.
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P.E.O. Scholar Awards
http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies
P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) was established in 1991 to provide substantial awards to women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing advanced degrees or are engaged in advanced study and research at an accredited institution.
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(Mary Louise) Roller Panhellenic Scholarship
https://www.npcwomen.org/foundation/scholarships.aspx
The Mary Lousie Roller Panhellenic Scholarship is an annual award of $1,000 awarded to an undergraduate woman who plans to attend graduate school the following fall. Named for Mary Louise Roller, this scholarship is funded by a grant from Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity in honor of Mrs. Roller's 33 year tenure on AOPi's Panhellenic Delegation. The nominee must have displayed outstanding service to her local college Panhellenic during her undergraduate year. Each College Panhellenic may nominate one candidate per year.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals--Graduates.
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R.O.S.E. Fund
http://www.rosefund.org/
The R.O.S.E. (Regaining One's Self-Esteem) Fund is committed to helping women victims of violence by supporting educational and awareness programs and assisting individual women survivors of violence to rebuild their lives and regain their self-esteem. The Fund offers awards, continuing education grants, scholarships and survivor grants.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Women
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/women.html
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Awards
http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/awards.html
The Women's Opportunity Awards program is Soroptimist's major project. Through the program, clubs in 19 countries and territories assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Each year, more than $1 million is disbursed through cash awards at various levels of the organization. Recipients, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse, may use the awards to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare and transportation.
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Talbots Scholarships Foundation
https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/talbotswomen/instructions.php
In keeping with its long-standing tradition of helping women succeed, the Talbots Charitable Foundation is proud to present the 2010 Talbots Scholarship Foundation and the inaugural Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award for perseverance and ingenuity, which is presented in memory of the founder of Talbots. This program empowers women to enrich themselves through learning and achieve a college education later in life. This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services®, a division of Scholarship America®. Scholarship Management Services is the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability or national origin. Up to ten (10) scholarships of $15,000 and one (1) $30,000 scholarship will be awarded. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree are eligible to receive the Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award. Awards are one-time only, are not renewable, and are paid in U.S. currency. Awards are for undergraduate study only.
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Three Guineas Fund
http://www.3gf.org/
The Three Guineas Fund promotes social justice for women and girls by expanding access to opportunity in education and the economy.
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Travel Grants Available for Women through the National Science Foundation and the Association for Women in Mathematics
http://www.awm-math.org/travelgrants.html
Deadlines: Feb. 1 and May 1
The objective of the NSF-AWM Travel Grants program is to enable women mathematicians to attend research conferences in their field, thereby providing a valuable opportunity to advance their research activities and their visibility in the research community. A maximum of $1,000 for domestic travel and $2,000 for foreign travel will be made available, with funds provided by the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation. Grants will only be awarded for research conferences in an area supported by DMS. This includes certain areas of statistics but excludes most mathematics education as well as the history of mathematics. Applicants must be women holding a doctorate (or with equivalent experience) and a work address in the U.S. Mentoring travel grants are also awarded to help younger women develop a long-term working and mentoring relationship with a senior mathematician. The relationship should help the junior mathematician to establish her research program and eventually receive tenure. AWM expects to award up to six grants, in amounts of $4,000 each. Each grant will fund travel and other expenses for an untenured woman mathematician to travel to an institute or a department to do research with a specified individual for one month. Visit the AWM Web site for program details and application information. Source: Foundation Center RFP Bulletin, October 20, 2000.
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Troy Women's Association
Women's Scholarship
http://www.troywomensassociation.org/scholarship.html
Deadline : April 15
The Troy Women’s Association will be awarding scholarships to graduating senior girls or women returning to school who have demonstrated community service or have a financial need. A special scholarship, The Donna Smith Scholarship, will be awarded to a deserving women or graduating senior who has demonstrated community service experience and is pursuing a degree in business or accounting. Completed applications can be emailed to twascholarships@yahoo.com or mailed to TWA P.O. Box 1545, Troy, MI 48099-1545; telephone : (248) 988-0426
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University of California, Berkeley
Funding Opportunities for Women and Minorities
http://www.spo.berkeley.edu/Fund/womenminority.html
The following programs provide support for women and minority researchers. Funding may be for principal investigators with their own research projects, or for inclusion of female or minority researchers in pre-existing projects. Consult each program's web page for more detailed information.
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Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network (WEPAN)
Scholarships and Fellowships
http://www.wepan.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=8
WEPAN provides very extensive links to organizations offering scholarships and fellowships to women in engineering and science. Listings are organized into separate sections for Entering Freshmen, Undergraduates, Graduates, Post Doctoral, Faculty, K-12 Teachers, and Re-Entry. Currently undergoing construction.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Engineering, Sciences, Women
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Women RFPs from the Foundation Center's Philanthropy Digest
http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps?search=1&tags_interest[]=women
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Women's Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)
http://adjix.com/45fj
Created in 1999 to help formerly battered women overcome barriers to the education necessary for their becoming employable and financially stable. The primary intent is to help single mothers with young children who have the greatest financial challenges (childcare costs, etc.) to gain work skills so they can support their families. Their funds target women who are in desperate financial situations and absolutely must have both an education and funds to assist them. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must be a woman who is a direct survivor of intimate partner abuse. While the group abhors abuse from any source, our effort is in assisting those women who are survivors of partner abuse. The primary intent of the WISP program is to assist women who have been parted from an abusive partner for a minimum of one year. Special consideration will be given to those interested in using their education to further the rights of, and options for, women and girls.
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Women's Research & Education Institute (WREI)
Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
http://www.wrei.org/Fellows.htm
Application deadline: May 22
WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses. ELIGIBILITY: Only students who are currently in, or have recently completed, a graduate or professional-degree program at an accredited institution in the United States are eligible. Fellows are selected on the basis of academic competence as well as their demonstrated interest in the public policy process. They are expected to be articulate and adaptable and to have strong writing skills. FUNDING: Each fellow receives a monthly stipend of $1,300. WREI will also reimburse Fellows up to a maximum of $1,500 over two semesters ($750 per semester) for the cost of credit hours at their home institutions. An additional sum of $500 is provided for the purchase of health insurance.
Also listed under Political Science.
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Zonta International
Amelia Earhart Fellowships
http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/AmeliaEarhartFellowship.aspx
The Zonta International Foundation established this award to honor famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart. The award is for women who have completed at least one year of graduate study in an area of science or engineering which is closely related to advanced studies in the aerospace-related sciences. While often thought of as award just for those studying aerospace sciences, awards have been made for graduate study in such fields as aerospace, engineering, astronomy, astrophysics, biomedical engineering, computer science, fluid mechanics, geological oceanography, meteorology, molecular biology and space medicine. Therefore, this grant supports a wider range of study than commonly thought. Thirty-three to thirty-five grants of $6000 each are made yearly.
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Zonta International
Jane M. Klausman
Women in Business Scholarships
http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/JaneMKlausmanWomenInBusinessScholarship.aspx
Established in 1998 from a generous bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian, the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is awarded annually to women pursuing undergraduate or Master's degrees in business management. Twelve international scholarships of US $5,000 each are awarded annually and may be used for tuition, books or living expenses at any university, college or institution offering accredited business courses and degrees.
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Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
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GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
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FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. 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. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. 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.
(Last checked 06/11/14)


Books

The Main Library Reference Funding Center maintains a constantly expanding library of scholarship books and funding directories, most of which are unavailable elsewhere on campus. Funding seekers should remember that no single resource covers every possible funding opportunity, so explore books as well as databases and web sites, so you can discover as many funding opportunities as possible.

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Directory of Financial Aids for Women. Gail Ann Schlachter, ed. San Carlos, Calif. : Reference Service Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D564
Lists 1700 references or cross-references to scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, and internships designed primarily or exclusively for women. Also includes state sources of information on educational benefits, plus an annotated bibliography of general financial aids directories. Indexed by program title, sponsoring organization, location, subject, and calendar. Note: Keep latest three editions in Main Library Reference only [2007/2009, 2009/2011, 2012/2014]

Foundation Grants to Individuals. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

Funders of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Programs : A Directory for Grantseekers. New York, NY : Working Group on Funding Lesbian and Gay Issues, 1999. 4th edition, 117pp. Funding Center (1 East) HQ76.8.U5 F85 1999
Provides information on potential funders for organizations and projects working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities.

 

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