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The Back-to-School Money Book
A Financial Aid Guide for Midlife and Older Women Seeking Education and Training.

Gail A. Schlacter. Washington, D.C. : American Association of Retired Persons, Women's Initiative, 1994. 61pp. Main Library Reference Funding Center LB2338 .S348 1994
Intended for midlife and older women who are interested in starting, resuming, or completing their education.


Better Late Than Never
Financial Aid for Re-Entry Women Seeking Education and Training.

Women's Equity Action League. Washington, D.C.: WEAL, 1987. 59pp. Main Library Stacks LB 2338 .B47 1987 Focuses on programs that provide financial aid for women who need to train or retrain for a career. Apprenticeships are also included.


Big Book of Opportunities for Women
The Directory of Women's Organizations

Chicago, Il: Ferguson Publishing Company, 1997. 455pp. Main Library Reference Funding Center LB2337.2 .B52 1997 This book is designed to provide women with resources to help with their education and careers. It includes programs to help women graduating from high school finance college training, to assist when in college to locate funds to help them complete their education, or to enter graduate or professional school, to enable women with disabilities to locate resources to help them lead as normal a life as possible, and to help women who have not worked outside the home to return to school or the labor market. Covers scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, assistantships, internships, summer programs, occupational information, counseling services, research organizations, athletic scholarships, programs for women with disabilities, employment assistance, job counseling, and prizes or honors.


Directory of Financial Aids for Women

Gail Ann Schlachter, ed. San Carlos, Calif. : Reference Service Press, annual. Main Library Reference Funding Center FOLIO 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 [2003-2005; 2001-2003; 1999-2001]


Directory of Women's Funds

New York, N.Y. : Women and Foundations/Corporate Philanthropy, 1988. 54pp. Reference Funding Center HV97 .A3 D58 1988
Describes 34 women's funds operating in 1988, including some which fund scholarships, fellowships, etc.


Foundation Grants to Individuals

New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Main Library Reference Funding Center 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. Latest three editions available; earlier editions may circulate.


Free College Money and Training for Women

Matthew Lesko. Kensington, Md. : Information USA, 2000. 767pp.


Grants at a Glance
A Directory of Financial Resources for Women in Science

Washington, D.C. : the Association for Women in Science, 1992. 2nd edition, 115pp. Reference Funding Center Q130 .G7 1992
Provides information on more than 400 awards--174 grants and awards; 205 fellowships and scholarships; 21 research assistantships, summer science programs, and internships; and a handful of visiting professorships and loans--which are available to women scientists at all levels from high school to mid-career.


Grants for Women and Girls

Foundation Center. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, annual from 1982 on. Reference Funding Center LC1496.3 .F685 Covers grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and abroad for education, research and services including: legal rights, business and employment, reproductive rights, health and medical care, shelter programs for victims of domestic violence, abuse and rape prevention, and athletics and recreation.


The Higher Education Money Book for Women and Minorities

William C. Young. Fairfax, Va. : Young, Matthews, and Cox, annual. Reference Funding Center LB2338 .H55 A Directory of Selected Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships, Grants, and Loans. Focuses on financial assistance programs for which minorities and women are either eligible or receive preferential treatment. Covers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate opportunities. Latest edition [1997]


Higher Education Opportunities for Minorities and Women
Annotated Selections

U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C. : U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991. 1991 edition, 143pp. Reference Funding Center Z5814 .M5 H5 1991
Includes specific loan, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities, as well as information on how to seek guidance about educational and career goals.


National Guide to Funding for Women and Girls

New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, July 1999. 5th edition, 527pp. Reference Funding Center HV1445 .N38 Describes1200 foundation and corporate direct giving programs, all of which have an interest in funding such projects as education scholarships, shelters for abused women, girls' clubs, health clinics, employment centers, and other diverse programs. Introduction includes a glossary and a selected bibliography of additional resources. Earlier editions in the Main Library Stacks.


Opportunities for Research and Study

1994-1995 . New York, N.Y. : National Council for Research on Women, 1992. 27pp. Reference Funding Center HQ1181 .U5 O66 1994-1995
An updated listing of the fellowships, affiliated scholar programs, grants, and internships sponsored by member centers of the National Council for Research on Women.


Pathways to Career Success for Women
A Resource Guide to Colleges, Financial Aid, and Work.

Sherry Powley and Lauri Sabil. Chicago, Ill. : Ferguson Pub. Co., 2000. 360pp. Main Library Reference Career Collection HF5382.65 .P38 2000
An invaluable guide for women, this resource details hundreds of organizations, colleges, foundations, and publications devoted to the career and educational enhancement of women. This book will help women find the tools and assistance needed to start a business, look for a grant, investigate colleges, and tap into professional networks.


Women's Funds: A Special Report

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. Washington, D.C. : NCRP, 1986. 16pp. Reference Funding Center HQ1233 .W65 1986
The July 1986 issue of Responsive Philanthropy highlighting grant programs for women.

Women's Information Directory

Shawn Brennan, ed. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research, 1993. 1st edition, 795pp. Reference Funding Center HQ1402 .W67
Contains a chapter on scholarships, fellowships, and loans.


Other Resources

Biomedical Research Fellowship Program
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Value: $41,600. Number of Awards: 2. Period: 1 year. Level: Postdoc Application Deadline: October 1 Fields of study: BISC,CHEM,KIN

For women scholars in all fields of biomedical research. US citizens or permanent residents. Holding PhD or MD. Tenable at Radcliffe College For further information contact the SFU Dean of Graduate Studies Office, or Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, 34 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MASS 02138 USA Tel: (617) 495-8212



The Women's Institute Scholarship Program for Women 50 and Older

Women must be accepted into an educational or vocational program and need financial assistance. For information, send an stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

Scholarships, BPW Foundation / 2012 Massachusetts Avenue NW / Washington DC 20036

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