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UNM Women's Resource Center

MSC 06 3910
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Mesa Vista Hall

Phone: (505) 277-3716
Fax: (505) 277-2913

Scholarship Resources for Women

General Scholarship Databases

Graduate Students

International Students

Non-traditional Students

Study Specific Scholarships


General Scholarship Databases 

FastWeb the Internet’s leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships. And it’s all free.

AAUW history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year. to help students find the money they need to get a college education.

Education Grants helps to find the financial aid resources to pay for your college education. We strive to bring you the latest financial aid news and resources, including the information and deadlines for federal and state education grants, scholarships, and student loans.

Scholarships and Grants (US) provides essential Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources to students preparing for all types of careers. From the arts to aviation to education, we highlight the latest financial aid opportunities for students.

Public Health Online no cost, non-commercial scholarship and financial aid guide for student sseeking out degrees in Public Health and ofther Healthcare specialities.

American Educational Services loan guaranty, servicing, and financial aid processing systems. As a nonprofit enterprise, AES channels its earnings into a wide array of public service programs and initiatives that help ease the financial burden of higher education.

Scholarship Experts helps parents and students find scholarships and free college money since 2001. We constantly update our database of free college scholarships and grad school scholarships to provide accurate and timely scholarship information.

Hispanic Women's Corporation (HWC) provides not only tuition support, but advice, encouragement, peer contact with the colleges, role models, an alumni base and success stories to motivate students.  Monetary awards are based on grade point average,need, interest, volunteerism and dedication from the applicants for undergraduate and graduate degrees as indicated on our Scholarships page.

Third Wave Foundation a feminist, activist foundation that works nationally to support young women and transgender youth ages 15 to 30. Through strategic grantmaking, leadership development, and philanthropic advocacy, we support groups and individuals working towards gender, racial, economic, and social justice.

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Graduate Students

Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship 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. Women who are interested in this scholarship must apply during first year of graduate studies. Scholarships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.

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International Students

Zonta helps women pursue undergraduate and Master's degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.

Women's Leadership Scholarships promotes leadership in women's human rights around the globe. Channel's mission is to fund and create opportunities for groups working in many regions of the world to ensure that women's human rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled.

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Non-traditional Students

AARP Woman's Scholarship Program for creating chances, fostering opportunities and, ultimately, changing lives. Recipients of these scholarships are diverse and inspirational: A widow finding hope and opportunity through education; a recovering addict achieving her dream of graduating from college; a grandmother raising grandchildren with the hope of achieving a more secure future for her family.

Linda's Scholarship awarded annually to women who are 25 years or older, non-traditional students who have a difficult time finding scholarships for which they qualify. As in previous years, the scholarship funds may be used not only for tuition and books, but also for childcare, transportation and other expenses not covered by traditional scholarships.

Jeannette Rankin Foundation honors the name and legacy of an American woman of incredible spirit and determination by providing much needed aid to women with the same attributes. Jeannette Rankin was a proponent of women's rights and was the first woman to be elected to the United States Congress in 1916.

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Study Specific Scholarships

Women in Engineering Students

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.

Women in Aviation Students

Women in Aviation scholarship awards are a major part of what our organization is all about. In the past 21 years WAI has disbursed millions of dollars to its members to help them get ahead and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. Our scholarships help teachers fulfill their dreams, too, by providing them with the resources they need to bring aviation into their classrooms or to enhance their skills.

Women in Education Students

College Board devoted to educational opportunity and achievement. We have championed innovation, equity and excellence for generations of students. We are advocates for children and parents; we empower teachers and educators; and we are a strong presence in thousands of schools and communities across the country.

Women in Technology Students

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology and increase the positive impact of technology on the world's women. ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women technology leaders. 

Center for Women in Technology established at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in July 1998, dedicated to providing global leadership in achieving women's full participation in all aspects of information technology (IT). In 2006, the the scope of CWIT's influence at UMBC expanded to include Engineering majors as well. Women's participation in IT and Engineering will strengthen the workforce, raise the standard of living for many women, and help to assure that technology addresses women's needs and expands the possibilities for their lives.

Women in Accounting Students

The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting awards scholarships to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels.

Women in Communication Students

New York Women in Communications awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or further a career in communications.

Women in Science Students

Associate for Women Geoscientists encourages the participation of women in the geosciences, to EXCHANGE educational, technical, and professional information, and to ENHANCE the professional growth and advancement of women in the geosciences. Those three categories: encourage, exchange, and enhance, briefly describe the benefits and services of AWG. The AWG Foundation was created by AWG to fund the educational programs of the association through tax-deductible contributions.

Women’s Studies/Gender Studies Students

National Women Studies Association leads the field of women’s studies in educational and social transformation.

Women in Nursing Students

US College Nursing Scholarship nursing scholarships, grants and financial aid resources for nursing students.

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MentorNet offers the opportunity to get "real world" information, encouragement, advice, and access to professional networks from professionals working in your field. Connect with a mentor and get a great start on your career plans!  Are you thinking NOW about building your career? Do you want to connect with people doing the kind of work you are preparing for in college?

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Updated April 13, 2015