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List of Over 80 Grants

Philanthropic, Corporate and Government Grants for Women

Altrusa International Foundation
http://www.altrusa.com/
This grant is open to third world women who are seeking graduate degrees at recognized colleges or universities in the US. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Amount: $250 - $1,000.
Also listed under Travel and Study Abroad.

Business Grants

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
http://www.aauw.org/education/fga
Features information on fellowships, grants, and awards for female students, presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in Washington, D.C. Discusses AAUW Educational Foundation fellowships and grants, AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund support for sex discrimination lawsuits, and the International Federation of University Women. Posts a list of Legal Advocacy Fund cases, as well as Fund and Foundation FAQs. Provides access to AAUW's home page and index of information pages.

Provides support for women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to American Association of University Women (AAUW) members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care. Approximately 60 grants are available in two categories: Academic Grants and Professional Development Institute Grants.

The AAUW Educational Foundation has helped more than 6,500 women reach their personal and professional goals through a variety of fellowships and grants:

  • Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships, designed to promote gender equity in public schools, are awarded to K-12 women public school teachers with at least three consecutive years of full-time teaching experience in math, science, or technology.

  • Career Development Grants are for women in the early stages of graduate studies in order to re-enter the work force, change careers, or advance their current careers.

  • Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women and AAUW branches and states for programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

  • International Fellowships for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research in the United States are awarded to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates writing their dissertations and postdoctoral scholars conducting research who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year research leave or postdoctoral fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer postdoctoral fellowships are offered.

  • Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded in designated fields where women's participation has been low.
    All applicants must have demonstrated scholarly excellence. Preference goes to women whose civic, community, or professional work shows a commitment to advancing the welfare of women and girls. Women of color are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information write to AAUW Educational Foundation, Department 60, 2201 N. Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030, call 1-319-337-1716, or fax 1-319-337-1204, or write to American Association of University Women, 1111 Sixteenth Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036-4873 or call 1-202-728-7603.

American Legacy Foundation
http://www.americanlegacy.org
Help organizations support women trying to quit smoking. All successful grant projects must include a strong social support component and incorporate Legacy-produced cessation materials, themes, and broader materials into the project.

America's Junior Miss Scholarship Programs
http://www.ajm.org
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.

Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM)
http://www.awam.org/scholarships.htm
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.

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.`

Association for Women In Science Educational Foundation
http://www.awis.org
The AWIS Educational Foundation awards undergraduate and predoctoral fellowships from its endowment.

Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowships for Women and Minorities
http://www.alcatel-lucent.com  (Search on "Fellowship"  or  "Scholarship")
The Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program is designed to increase the number of minorities and women in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology by helping outstanding candidates enhance their knowledge and pursue a PH.D. degree in science and engineering. Candidates are selected on the basis of scholastic attainment in their fields of specialization, and other evidence of their ability and potential as research scientists. ``

The Boston Women’s Fund
http://www.bostonwomensfund.org
The Boston Women's Fund is a progressive fund that links people who have resources with women who have ideas and solutions. "We raise money from donors of all incomes to provide grants for women and girls addressing social and economic justice issues."

Business and Professional Women Foundation - Career Advancement Scholarships
http://www.bpwusa.org
The BPW Foundation created the Career Advancement Scholarship Program to award financial assistance to disadvantaged women who want to further their education. Scholarships are provided to women who wish to advance in their career, or will soon enter or re-enter the workforce. The Foundation has awarded almost $6 million in scholarships, research grants, and loans since 1969.

CalTech Fellowships for Women and Minorities
http://fasa.caltech.edu
Their goal is to help Caltech undergraduate and graduate students seek out information on, and apply for a wide variety of highly competitive fellowships for study both in the US and abroad. Caltech has several study programs that Caltech students participate in for one term during their junior or senior year. The Caltech Scholars study abroad programs offer students the opportunity to study science and engineering and receive Caltech option or general credit. Some programs allow students to study subjects in the humanities or social sciences.

Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in Science and Engineering
Graduate Student, Female Only, U. S. Citizen
Its purpose is to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach in fields where there have been obstacles to their advancement: physics, chemistry, biology, meteorology, engineering, computer science, and mathematics. Please note that the Luce Foundation does not accept applications directly from students, have your Department Chairman or Financial Aid office write or call for information regarding this program. Campus Representative: Barbara Lazarus, Associate Provost, Carnegie Mellon, WH 420, Email: lazarus@andrew.cmu.edu
Phone: 268-6995

Cornell Graduate School
http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=WOMEN
The Cornell University Graduate School Fellowship Database primarily lists fellowships from non-Cornell sources. Anyone interested in consulting the database is welcome to do so.

Delta Gamma Women in Science Grants
http://www.deltagamma.org/foundation_resources.shtml
This annual $10,000 award recognizes an individual, program, or organization in the U.S. that encourages the advancement of girls and women in the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, computer science, and technology.

The Delta Gamma Foundation
3250 Riverside Drive
Columbus, OH 43221-0397
e-mail: DGFoundation@deltagamma.org
Toll free number: 1-800-644-5414

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships
http://www.efwa.org/scholarships.htm
The Educational Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing accounting degrees at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Foundation Center RFP Bulletin:  Women
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_women.jhtml
The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is published weekly by the Foundation Center. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grant making organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grant maker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.

The Fund for Women Artists
http://www.womenarts.org
The Fund for Women Artists is a non-profit arts service organization based in Western Massachusetts that supports the creation of plays, films, videos and other artworks that reflect the diversity and complexity of women’s lives.

Girls Global Education Fund
http://www.ggef.org
Provides scholarships for girls in developing countries to attend primary, junior high and high school.

Guardian Life Insurance Company
Girls Going Places College Scholarship Program
http://www.guardianlife.com/womens_channel/girls_going_places/girls_going_places.html
Describes The Guardian Life Insurance Company's annual initiative designed to help women create, invest and protect wealth by rewarding the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18. Guardian awards college scholarships to 15 girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship; are taking the first steps toward financial independence; and make a difference in their school and communities. Scholarship prizes totaling $30,000 are awarded among three top winners and 12 finalists each year. The nomination period for the Girls Going Places Scholarship Program begins September and ends February. Winners and finalists are announced in May. Scholarships are presented to each winner and finalist in her community among her peers.

International Federation of University Women
Fellowships and Grants
http://www.ifuw.org
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 normally 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.

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.

The Kentucky Foundation for Women
http://www.kfw.org
The goal of the Kentucky Foundation for Women is to change the lives of women by supporting feminist expression in the arts in Kentucky; by publishing The American Voice, a literary journal; and by operating Hopscotch House, a rural retreat for women near Louisville.

Lansing Community College
Women's Resource Center
http://www.lcc.edu/wrc/grants/wrc_grant.htm
Grants, based on income, are available for single parents and displaced homemakers and in nontraditional career training and child care programs. Applicants who meet requirements receive free tuition and textbooks and some assistance with transportation and child care costs. Application forms are available in Room 208 of the Student Personnel Services Building, 430 N. Capitol Ave. Deadline for the following school year is November 15. For more information, call 483-1199.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation
http://www.lpwhitehead.org
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a charitable private foundation that provides scholarship grants to schools and colleges for deserving female students and operating grants to a small number of institutions serving the needs of elderly women.

Limited Brands
http://www.limited.com/community/index.jsp
The Limited Foundation's efforts on behalf of the communities in which we live and work are far-reaching but targeted to make the greatest impact. We support the organizations that reflect the values and concerns of our associates and our customers. In specific, we've targeted programs that are responsive to the needs of women, children, education and our communities.

L'Oreal USA Science Fellowship for Postdoctoral Women
http://www.lorealusa.com
Launched in March of 2003, the L’Oréal USA Fellowship Program was created to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to advancing the careers of promising young women scientists. The Fellowship Program is an extension of the L’Oréal Group’s global for Women In Science initiative, whose fundamental mission is to recognize the contributions made by women scientists around the world, and to encourage more women to adopt science as a career.

Linda Riddle/SGMA Endowed Scholarship
http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/funding
Any female athlete, who is an American citizen or a legal resident, high school senior who will be entering college and pursuing a full-time course of study is eligible to apply. Applicants must have participated on an officially recognized high school athletic team and have a GPA of 3.5. There are several different scholarships offered through this organization. Contact: Women's Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554 / PHONE: (800) 227-3988

The Maine Women's Fund
http://www.mainewomensfund.org
The MWF was founded in 1988 when 20 women came together to create a permanent resource to fund initiatives that create positive and lasting change for Maine women and girls. 

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
http://www.gwu.edu/~fellows/mmmf.html
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara. The purpose of the grant is to support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in a developing country. Previous grant recipients studied agriculture, architecture and urban planning, civil engineering, education, forestry, journalism, nursing, nutrition, pediatrics, public administration, public health, social sciences and social work. Sponsored by the World Bank.

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Institute for Women's Studies and Services
Scholarships Available for High School Seniors
http://www.mscd.edu/~women/scholhighschl.htm
These scholarships are geared toward high school students who have plans to attend an accredited college or university in the fall.

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Institute for Women's Studies and Services
National Scholarships
http://www.mscd.edu/~women/newscholarship.htm

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Institute for Women's Studies and Services
Graduate Scholarships
http://www.mscd.edu/~women/scholgrad.htm

Michigan State University
Mildred B. Erickson Fellowship
http://wrc.msu.edu
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.

Michigan State University
Women and International Development
Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
http://www.wid.msu.edu

Michigan Women's Resource Directory
http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/0,1607,7-138-4957_5922---,00.html
The statewide Women's Resource Directory is in response to numerous requests for current information concerning programs, services, and organizations for Michigan women to be made accessible online. It represents our best efforts to identify contact agencies and organizations offering services to women. Click on your part of the state and then choose your county to review the various agencies that work with women in your area. Courtesy of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

Microsoft Women’s Scholarship
http://www.microsoft.com/college/ss_overview.mspx
One year full tuition award to women based on eligibility, quality of application, interest in the software industry, and financial need. Contact: Microsoft Scholarship Program, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-8303.

Ms. Foundation for Women
http://www.ms.foundation.org
The Foundation funds and assists women's self-help organizing efforts, and pursues changes in public consciousness, law, philanthropy and social policy. The foundation has set up several funds addressing a variety of issues.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.ncld.org
Anne Ford Scholarship is for a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD). Must be a US citizen. Women and minority students are encouraged to apply. Contact: 381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10016-8806 / PHONE: (212) 545-7510.

National Council for Research on Women
Rockefeller Humanities Grant
http://www.ncrw.org/initiatives/rockefeller_grant.htm
The National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) and the Center for the Study of Women and Society (CSWS) at the CUNY Graduate Center have received a three-year grant from the Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship Program to explore the intersections of globalization, citizenship, human rights, gender, and agency. Applications for the fellowships are encouraged from scholars, and those with activist and policy experience, from Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe. Applicants should have completed their PhD or have equivalent qualifications. Applications for the second year of the fellowships are due by 31 January 2003.

National Council for Research on Women
Fellowships and Other Opportunities
http://www.ncrw.org/resources/other%20opportunities.htm

National Physical Science Consortium
Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women (NPSC)
http://www.npsc.org
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.

National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov
The Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education program is no longer active. Look for the announcement in the fall of a new program--dubbed ADVANCE--that will look for institutional solutions to address the challenges faced by women faculty.

New Israel Fund
http://www.nif.org
The Fund supports organizations working for improving the status of women.

Nevada Women’s Fund
http://www.nevadawomensfund.org
These grants will address issues that face today's women and children in rural as well as urban communities of northern Nevada in a number of critical areas, including diversity, education, health, legal issues, self-sufficiency and advocacy, teen pregnancy and violence against women and children.

The New Mexico Women’s Foundation
http://nmwf.org
We support and fund innovative (and empowering) programs which enable women and girls to realize their dreams.

Noel Foundation
http://www.thenoelfoundation.org
Encourages and supports the advancement of women around the world by funding entrepreneurial and educational programs.

Nokomis Foundation
http://www.nokomisfoundation.org
Devoted to empowerment of women and girls, this organization funds projects nationwide, with emphasis on Michigan programs.

NOW Foundation, Inc.
http://www.nowfoundation.org
The National Organization for Women Foundation ("NOW Foundation") is a 501(c) (3) organization devoted to furthering women's rights through education and litigation.

The Open Meadows Foundation
http://www.openmeadows.org
Funds projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; projects that have limited access to financial resources and which reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of our society and promote the empowerment of women and girls; and projects for social change that have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Deadline: February 15 and August 15, annually.

Open Society Institute
Network Women's Program
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/women/focus_areas

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund
http://www.peointernational.org
P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund (ELF), established in 1907, makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance. Students must be recommended by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and within two years of completing her course of study. The current maximum loan is $9,000 at 2% interest and due six years from the date of issue. Interest is billed annually with principal payments to begin after graduation from the program for which the loan was granted.
http://www.peointernational.org/about/

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for Women
http://www.peointernational.org
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

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education
http://www.peointernational.org
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.

P.E.O. Scholar Awards
http://www.peointernational.org
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.

Raise the Nation
http://www.raisethenation.org
Raise The Nation celebrates independence through education by awarding grants and scholarships to single parent women and their children. The majority of single parent women work full time, while 45.5% work multiple jobs just to meet basic needs. Childcare costs are often 1/3 of a woman’s weekly pay and if she has two children the cost nearly doubles. In spite of these difficulties many single parent women return to school while working full time. The greatest hardship for these very determined women is finding the extra money for tuition, books, and childcare. In addition, student loan repayment is difficult, often amounting to the equivalent of a monthly new car or mortgage payment. Raise The Nation provides money directly to the Colleges, Universities and student loan providers for the purpose of helping these women complete and pay for their education. We also offer assistance for childcare, books and other basic needs. Scholarships are awarded twice a year and distribution of funds is directly related to our success in fundraising.

Roller Panhellenic Scholarship (Mary Lousie)
http://www.nif-inc.net/scholarships

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.

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. The R.O.S.E. Reconstructive Surgery Program provides facial cosmetic surgery to women who have been disfigured by domestic violence at hospitals in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and California.

Ryan White Title IV Grants
http://hab.hrsa.gov
In August, 2004 Secretary of Health & Human Services Tommy Thompson announced $24.1 million in grants for HIV/AIDS care and services for women, children and their families. The 35 new grants were awarded under Title IV of the Ryan White CARE Act, which covers care and services for HIV-positive people and their families, including primary and secondary medical services, psychological care, logistical support, outreach and case management. Title IV Projects must provide ALL clients with education about research and with opportunities to participate in HIV-related clinical research. Programs no longer need to choose a target number. However, they must show linkages to research and how access to such research is being offered to patients. Title IV projects must implement a quality management program. Through this program they will assess the extent to which HIV health services provided to patients under the grant are consistent with the most recent Public Health Service (PHS) guidelines for the treatment of HIV disease and related illnesses. Grants are given to a wide range of organizations. These include private/non-profit agencies, such as community health centers, Faith-based organizations, community based organizations (CBOs), universities, and hospitals. Grants are also given to public and government agencies, such as departments of health. Many grants support a network of organizations that work together.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Women
http://scholarships.fatomei.com/scholar7.html
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.

Sigma Delta Epsilon - Graduate Women in Science Fellowships
http://gustavus.edu  (Search for Scholarship)
Fellows receive between $2,000 and $3,000 for predoctoral or postdoctoral study. Graduate students can also apply for $500 travel fellowships. There are no restrictions on nationality or place of study. Must be a member, but women can join Sigma Delta Epsilon ($25) when they apply.

Soroptimist Midwest Grants
http://www.soroptimistmidwest.org
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.

Spinster's Ink Young Feminist Scholarship
http://www.spinsters-ink.com
Scholarship for young women in their last year of high school. Must submit an essay on what feminism means to them and the winning essay receives a $1,000 scholarship to the school of their choice and the opportunity to spend one week at a writer's retreat. Contact: 32 East First St., #330, Duluth, MN 55802

STOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Formula Grant
http://www.state.nj.us/lps/grants.htm#svawafg
The Violence Against Women Grants Office provides the State Office of Victim Witness Advocacy (SOVWA) a formula grant allocation under the Violence Against Women Act that was authorized for funding under the 1994 Crime Bill. Funds are distributed on a percentage basis for law enforcement, prosecution, nonprofit victim agencies and discretionary programs. Projects are developed as part of a statewide plan that must be approved by the Violence Against Women Office. A statewide advisory group represented by the Office of the Attorney General, Division of Criminal Justice, the Administrative Office of the Courts, Department of Health, Battered Women and Sexual Assault Coalitions, etc., was formed to provide input into the statewide plan and to discuss the needs throughout the state for programs dealing with the violence against women issues.

Talbots Women's Scholarships Fund
http://www1.talbots.com/about/scholar/scholar.asp
Since 1997, this classic women's clothing retailer has dedicated $100,000 a year to a national scholarship program to help women complete their undergraduate education. Each year, five women are awarded $10,000 each, and 50 women, $1,000 each to return to school. To be eligible, you must have been away from school for at least 5 years. Look for applications in Talbots stores soon, or call 507-931-1682.

Third Wave Scholarship Program for Young Women
http://www.thirdwavefoundation.org
Third Wave Foundation's Scholarship Program for Young Women is available to all full-time or part-time students age 30 and under who are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, an accredited university, college or community college. The primary criterion for funding is financial need. Students should also be involved as activists, artists, or cultural workers working on issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or other forms of inequality.

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.

Travel Grants Available for Women through the National Science Foundation and the Association for Women in Mathematics
http://www.awm-math.org/travelgrants.html
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.

United Nations Development Fund for Women
http://www.unifem.org
UNIFEM promotes women's empowerment and gender equality. It works to ensure the participation of women in all levels of development planning and practice, and acts as a catalyst within the UN system, supporting efforts that link the needs and concerns of women to all critical issues on the national, regional and global agendas.

University of Michigan
Center for the Education of Women
Scholarships
http://www.umich.edu
Describes 30 merit scholarships for returning women in any field at any University of Michigan campus.

UNESCO-L'Oréal Grants for Young Women Scientists
http://www.forwomeninscience.com
In January 2000, UNESCO and L'Oréal announced the first 10 recipients of this new award program geared to supporting female postdocs in the life sciences. The $10,000 scholarships are the result of a partnership between L'Oreal and UNESCO and are aimed at helping women under age 30 establish careers in research. Recipients were selected from 90 nominees put forward by the UNESCO National Commissions.

Verizon Foundation
http://foundation.verizon.com
Specifically the Foundation concentrates its funding in the areas of literacy, digital divide, women and economic development, people with disabilities, education/scholarships, and community development.

The WHO Foundation
http://www.whofoundation.org
The WHO Foundation was established in 1993 by BeautiControl Co-founder Jinger Heath, out of her heartfelt philosophy of women helping others. The WHO Foundation was established to address health, education and wellness concerns specifically for women and children. Through the generous donations of individual and corporate contributors, the WHO Foundation has provided funding for critical health and education projects that give women and children the knowledge and tools they need to improve their lives. Since its inception, the WHO Foundation has awarded grants.

Women's International Science Collaboration (WISC) Program
http://www.aaas.org/international/wiscnew.shtml
Supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), this program aims to increase the participation of women in international scientific research by helping establish new research partnerships with colleagues in Central/Eastern Europe, Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union, Near East, Middle East, Pacific, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Small grants ($4,000-5,000) will provide travel and living support for a U.S. scientist and, when appropriate, a co-PI to visit a partner country to develop a research program.

Funds can also be used to support a second visit to the partner country or for a foreign partner to travel to the U.S. Men and women scientists who have their Ph.D. or equivalent research experience are eligible to apply.

Applicants who have received their doctoral degrees within the past six years will receive special consideration, as will scientists applying to work with colleagues in less frequently represented countries and regions. With the exception of applications involving the Americas, applications from male co-PIs must be accompanied by an application from a female co-PI as part of a U.S. research team (please contact M. Ratchford, see below, regarding special guidelines for the Americas).

Male and female graduate students (Ph.D. candidates) are also eligible to apply, if they will be conducting research in an established Ph.D. program in the U.S. and will be traveling with their Ph.D. advisor and will serve as co-PI on future proposals. (Male graduate students will need a female co-PI.)

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents. Only fields funded by the National Science Foundation and interdisciplinary research cutting across these fields are eligible. For further information, please visit the NSF website (http://www.nsf.gov), or contact one of the AAAS administrators listed below.

For further application information and region-specific guidelines, please visit http://www.aaas.org/international/wiscnew.shtml or contact the appropriate AAAS administrator:

  • Central and Eastern Europe, Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union: Karen Grill, kgrill@aaas.org.

  • East Asia and Pacific: Suteera Nagavajara, snagavaj@aaas.org, (202) 326-6496.

  • Africa, Middle East, Near East, and South Asia: Alan Bornbusch, abornbus@aaas.org, (202) 326-6651.

  • Americas and Caribbean: Marina Ratchford, mratchfo@aaas.org, (202) 326-6490.

Or, please write to (AAAS contact), WISC Travel Grant, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Directorate for International Programs, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Women's Research & Education Institute
Congressional Fellowships
http://www.wrei.org
Application Deadline: June 13
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.

Women's Business Grants
http://www.womensbusinessgrants.com
The fund is a non-profit private foundation which gives business grants to women who wish to start a business, or grow a business they have already begun. 

Women's Endowment Fund
http://www.akroncommunityfdn.org/cgi-bin/displayContent.pl?type=section&id=64
The mission of the Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is to: provide funding for Akron area programs that support women and children,  serve as a catalyst for needed projects,  assist women in their personal growth as philanthropists.

The Women's Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Vancouver
http://www.vancouverjewishfoundation.com/wef
The Women's Endowment Fund enables Jewish women to connect with other women through the funding of projects that directly benefit or are of great importance to women in the Jewish community.

Women & Philanthropy at UCLA  
http://women.support.ucla.edu
Recognizing and promoting women's leadership and philanthropy at UCLA. 

Women's Finance Fund
http://www.womensbusinessgrants.com
The fund is a non-profit private foundation which gives business grants to women who wish to start a business, or grow a business they have already begun.

Women's Foundation of Genesee Valley 
http://www.womensfoundation.org
Manages endowment fund for making annual grants to programs that explicitly benefit women and girls in Western New York.

The Women's Foundation of Minnesota
http://www.wfmn.org
We promote gender equality by listening to women and girls and responding to diverse community needs with grant making, vocal advocacy, informational resources, and other investments in organizations throughout Minnesota working together to create a dynamic landscape of equality and justice.

Women's Funding Network
http://www.wfnet.org
As a partnership of women's funds, donors, and allies around the world committed to social justice, the mission of Women's Funding Network is to ensure that women's funds are recognized as the "investment of choice" for people who value the full participation of women and girls as key to strong, equitable and sustainable communities and societies.

Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona
http://www.womengiving.org
The Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona is a social change organization committed to helping women and girls overcome economic, political, gender, and social barriers.

Woman's Peacepower Foundation
http://www.womenspeacepower.org
The Women's Peacepower Foundation Makes grants to grassroots projects that are working to impact issues of violence against women and their children.

Women's Philanthropy Institute
http://www.women-philanthropy.org
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) is a nonprofit organization that brings together philanthropists and philanthropy professionals to educate and advance women as major donors and volunteer leaders for the nonprofit causes and institutions of their choosing.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
http://www.zphib1920.org
Offers a general education scholarship for graduating high school women. Must show proof of college enrollment. Contact: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., National Educational Foundation, 1734 New Hampshire Avenue , NW. Washington, DC 20009

Zonta International, Amelia Earhart Fellowships
http://www.zonta.org
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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