As part of celebrating the International Women’s Day, Scholarship for Development shared these top 10 International scholarships, which I also found resourceful for the development of promising young women, especially in developing countries, and so desire to share with you to join the world in celebrating these pillars of human society.
AAUW International Fellowships for Women
AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) awards International Fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. The scholarship values are $18,000 (Master’s/Professional Fellowship), $20,000 (Doctorate Fellowship) or $30,000 (Postdoctoral Fellowship).
Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women
The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide. The grants are based on actual costs up to a maximum of $ 50,000 per year.
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund for Women
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) awards grants to women from developing and middle-income countries to further their education and strengthen the professional and leadership skills they need to improve the lives of women and children. Currently, the MMMF manages education grants programs in three regions: US/Canada, South Africa and Latin America. An MMMF grant covers only a portion of the total costs for an academic year.
PEO International Peace Scholarship for Women
The International Peace Scholarship Fund is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need; however, the award is not intended to cover all academic or personal expenses. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $10,000.
UNESCO-L’Oreal International Fellowships For Women in Science
Each year, L’Oreal in partnership with UNESCO awards fellowships to 15 women researchers pursuing doctoral or post-doctoral research programs in various fields within the life sciences, such as neurobiology, genetics, ecology and biotechnology at recognized research institutions worldwide. Depending on the country, the Fellowships are worth $15,000-$60,000.
Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Aerospace-related Sciences and Engineering
Established in 1938 in honour of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships for Women
Through the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field. The scholarship recipients will each receive a financial award for the academic year. In addition, all scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend a retreat at Google.
Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarships
The Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies in a field related to Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Bioinformatics/Information Science. The scholarship includes an award of $15,000 plus a conference and travel allowance of $2,000.
Forte MBA Fellows Program for Women
The Forté Fellows Program was created with the intention of increasing the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs by offering fellowships to women pursuing a full-time, part-time or executive MBA education at sponsor business schools. In addition to the financial support provided through fellowships awarded by Forté member schools, fellows gain exposure to leading companies in the Forté network.
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FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program
The FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program aims to encourage and support outstanding women in the field of finance, particularly relating to the use of derivatives in capital markets and/or financial risk management, and give them an opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge. The scholarship is open to women of any age and citizenship who are studying Finance in a graduate-level program. The scholarship offers an award of US$10,000 to support graduate-level studies.
Source: Scholarship for Development