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To Catch a Butterfly: 17 Scholarships for Girls just like YOU!



Last night, after a game of "Catch the Reader" (our family version of tag - a treat when our kids read a whole story on their own) , I cuddled up with my six year old daughter on the couch completely winded and I told her that she reminds me of a butterfly. She thought I was crazy because I am a serious "bugaphob" but I told her that I think butterflies are beautiful to see but hard to catch. She gave me an eye roll, hopped off the couch and asked if she read another story could we play another round. Let's just say my hubby and I are quite sore this morning... and very proud.


Scholarships are a lot like butterflies. As you endlessly scroll though pages and pages of potential scholarships, trying to catch the scholarship that is just right. The ones that clearly were crafted just for you. You read each prerequisite and it screams at you, "APPLY NOW" but for some reason.... you hesitate. You don't apply. Some weird little voice in your head makes your confidence sway. You leave the page to move on because maybe your community service effort isn't quite unique enough or maybe you think there has be someone with a greater need since you may not hit every single bullet point listed.... STOP THAT! Your voice is unique. People want to hear your point of view. My own little butterfly's eye roll may have been because she thinks mommy is corny but I want her to know that she beautiful, strong and unique. So are you! So to help you along in your scholarship search, here are some scholarships that may just be the one(s) for you.




 


1000 Dreams Scholarship

  • Eligibility: The students eligible for assistance shall be women attending high school or a two-year or four-year college/university in the United States. Students must demonstrate financial need.

  • Amount: Up to $1,000

  • Deadline: April 2, 2021

ConnectHER Film Festival

  • Eligibility: High school and college students submit original short films focused on critical women’s issues such as girls’ education, ending violence against women, poverty & economic independence, and authentic beauty/body image and more!

  • Amount: $5,000

  • Deadline: June 15, 2021

Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship

  • Eligibility: This is a scholarship opportunity for young women or gender non-conforming individuals of color who are actively working to change the world.

  • Amount: $750

  • Deadline: Rolling

UNCF Scholarships

  • Eligibility: This is a scholarship opportunity for young women or gender non-conforming individuals of color who are actively working to change the world.

  • Amount: Varies

  • Deadline: Varies

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Women studying in community college, baccalaureate, or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

  • Amount: Varies

  • Deadline: May 1, 2021

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

  • Eligibility: The scholarship is intended to help women succeed in business and is awarded to women pursuing undergraduate or master’s degrees in business management.

  • Amount: Up to $5,000

  • Deadline: Varies but typically between April and June

Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Women at any educational level and in any field of study who hope to enter a tech career.

  • Amount: $500

  • Deadline: October 1, 2021

“Fight for Equality” Women in STEM

  • Eligibility: Females in high school who plan to pursue a degree in STEM.

  • Amount: $500

  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

“Tell Me I’m Pretty” Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to high school and undergraduate females who write about a woman or women in their life that they admire.

  • Amount: $500

  • Deadline: May 4, 2021

Boosting Women in STEM Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to women at all levels of study who plan to or are already taking courses toward a STEM degree. Essay required.

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

Cynthia Lennon Scholarship for Girls

  • Eligibility: Open to female high school students who submit a drawing, painting, or photograph that represents an interpretation of the phrase “Conserve Life” and submit a link to where it can be viewed.

  • Amount: $3,000

  • Deadline: May 17, 2021

Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship — College Award

  • Eligibility: Open to undergraduate or graduate level single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms.

  • Amount: $2,000

  • Deadline: July 1, 2021

Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship–High School Award

  • Eligibility: Open to all high school level single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms.

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Deadline: June 30, 2021

Newsette No-Essay Leadership Scholarship for Women

  • Eligibility: Open to all female college and graduate students who sign up, read, and apply what they learned from the Newsette, a free daily newsletter that celebrates women.

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

Prime Mailboxes Women in STEM Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to high school and undergraduate women who plan to or are already taking courses toward a STEM degree.

  • Amount: $500

  • Deadline: April 5, 2021

Women in Skilled Trades Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Female students enrolled in an RSI (refrigeration training) program with demonstrated financial need after applying for the FAFSA.

  • Amount: $3,000

  • Deadline: Rolling

Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Female high school seniors who are the child, grandchild, niece or nephew of an Army Service Woman.

  • Amount: $1,500

  • Deadline: February 2, 2022



"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill


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