Support Scholarships for Young Women (Bachelors)

Awarded By: Financial Women of San Francisco
Updated on Mar 7, 2024
Rekha Madi
Rekha Madi
University Research Analyst
Course: Bachelors +2 more
Deadline: Mar 21, 2022
Amount: USD 10,000
United States of AmericaUSA
+239 more

Scholarship Overview

The FWSF Scholarship Fund provides graduate and undergraduate scholarships to San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing careers in the fields of accounting, finance and/or the financial services industry. Since 1985, our Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $3 million in scholarship grants to Bay Area women.

Applicable course, university, and country

This scholarship is applicable for Bachelors Degree, Bachelors Diploma, Bachelors Certificate. Applicable to all undergraduate women students who wishes to pursue careers in finance and financial services

Scholarship amount details

Max scholarship per student: USD 10,000 => Rs 8,32,600
Conversion rate used: 1 USD = Rs. 83.12 (last updated 9th January 2024)
Scholarship amount will be given: One Time
Scholarship amount can be used for:

Type of Expense Indicates if the scholarship can be used for this type of expense
Tuition & Fees ✔ Scholarship amount can be used for this
Living Expense × Not covered in scholarship
Accommodation × Not covered in scholarship
Air Fare/Travel Expenses × Not covered in scholarship
Spouse/Child Care × Not covered in scholarship
Health Cover × Not covered in scholarship
Application × Not covered in scholarship
Others × Not covered in scholarship

Number of students to be awarded:

Eligible student nationality

India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Norway, Japan, Thailand, Belgium, Armenia, Fiji, China, South Korea, Greece, Mauritius, Estonia, Luxembourg, Ukraine, South Africa, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Philippines, Cyprus, Bangladesh, Lithuania, Monaco, Nepal, Georgia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malta, Bahrain, Barbados, Guyana, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Appication Process for this scholarship

  • LOR- Two letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the writer:
  • One from a professor or advisor familiar with your work; and
  • One from a client or employer
  • Essay- An essay of no more than 750 words addressing the following:
  • The area of business you expect to study and your reason for choosing this field;
  • How your business education fits your life/career goals;
  • How your goals and FWSF goals align including how the FWSF’s mission of supporting women with careers in finance will help you achieve those goals; and
  • Why you believe you deserve this scholarship
  • CV- summarizing past and present employment, extracurricular activities and honors or other recognition received as an undergraduate or graduate student Include descriptions of your leadership skills and memberships in organizations, both professional and social Please include special activities, sports, committees and community activities in which you have participated Please be specific in describing your roles and accomplishments
  • A complete unofficial transcript from your current and any prior university or college,
  • A current photo
  • Application process:
  • First Interview: Personal interviews are required as part of the selection process Provided that complete application documents are received by the deadline This interview will take place at a location convenient to your college or university or remotely
  • Second Interview: Following the first round of interviews, candidates will be rated, and the highest-rated candidates will be invited for a second interview in San Francisco (unless otherwise communicated) All finalist candidates must attend the second interview in person unless FWSF decides to conduct the interviews remotely for unforeseeable reasons

Scholarship Application:
Students will be auto-considered for this scholarship when they apply for the courses on which this scholarship is applicable.

Application Documents:

Type of documents Indicates if this type of document is required to be submitted
Official Transcripts Required
LOR Required
Essays Required
CV Required

Important Dates & FAQ info:

Info Date
Application final end date March 21, 2022
Contact email: info@FinancialWomenSForg
Contact number: (415) 586-8599
FAQ Link: http://financialwomensforg/scholarship-faqs

Additional Information:

  • Recipients are required to attend a luncheon in their honor in June of the current year and are strongly encouraged to attend the Financial Woman of the Year luncheon in September of the same year
  • Apart from monetary amount student will also get:
  • Associate-Level FWSF Membership
  • Enrollment in the FWSF Mentorship Program
  • Professional Headshot

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to women who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of the current year
  • Be enrolled either at:
  • The main physical campus of a Bay Area accredited college or university; or?
  • If not attending the main campus of your school, be enrolled and attending a school satellite campus located within 1 of the 9 Bay Area counties and taking at least eighty percent (80%) of classes at a satellite campus
  • Follow a course of study to attain a degree and pursue a career in finance or in the financial services industry
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 30 or equivalent
  • Preference will be given to following candidates:
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, both academic and community
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to participate in FWSF community
  • Alignment with Financial Women of San Francisco goals
  • Financial need

Special Restrictions:
Only for Women. Eligible for Colleges or Universities in Bay Area only
Exams Details:

Exam name Indicates if exam is required and cutoff (if any)
UG Required (minimum score 30 GPA)
Interview Required

iSchoolConnect Rating

The rating is done considering various factors

Frequently Asked Questions

The frequently asked questions about the scholarship are:

Who can apply for the Scholarship?
The scholarship is applicable to students from various countries.

What is the minimum Qualification Required?
The students must have completed their secondary education from a recognized institution.

What is the procedure for applying?
Students will be auto considered for the scholarship. No separate application is required.

What are the documents required for filling the forms?
Official transcripts.

What is the duration of the Scholarship?
One Time