Gender Based Scholarships

American Association of University Women Career Development Grants
This program is open to women pursuing coursework beyond a bachelor’s degree (not including PhD). Course work must be taken at accredited institutions. Special consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

American Association of University Women International Fellowships
This program is open to women who are not US citizens or permanent residents pursuing full-time graduate degrees at accredited institutions in the United States. Several fellowships are available for study outside the U.S.

American Association of University Women Selected Profession Fellowships
This program is awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited US institutions in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low (architecture, computer/information sciences, engineering, mathematics/statistics). Fellowships in the programs of business administration, law, and medicine will be restricted to women of color. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Effie Solomon Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by the American Association of University Women, Beaver Valley Branch.  This program is open to female residents from Beaver County, PA who are enrolled in an accredited law school.  Those who have completed at least one year of law school in good standing shall be given preference.

HORIZONS Scholarship
Sponsor: Women In Defense, A National Security Organization
Open to female students enrolled full-time or part-time in an accredited university or college who demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security and have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Must also be a U.S. citizen and demonstrate financial need.
Deadline: July

Ida Foreman Fleisher Fund
Awarded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, this program is open to female students, preferably Jewish, who are pursuing professional degrees.

Leonard C. Horn Award for Legal Studies
Awarded by the Miss America Pageant, this program is open to women who are working on a law degree and who competed at the local, state, or national level in a Miss America competition in 1993 or later.
Deadline: June

Margaret Yardley Fellowship Fund
Awarded to women who are New Jersey residents pursuing post-graduate advanced studies at any school.

Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship
Awarded to female law students who demonstrate financial need and are residents of Rhode Island.

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: American Association for Justice
Description: Awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a trial lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized.
Amount: $5,000

The Millie Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by the Factor Support Network, this program is open to women with Hemophilia or von Willebrand Disease.