International Scholarships for Women
In today’s developing countries, women are becoming more career centric and therefore more women are attending colleges and sharpening their skills. Scholarships for women from developing countries are provided below and these scholarships help achieve success in both college and their careers.
There is been a huge progress in equality however still the gap is there between equal rights of men and women.
Women typically still earn less and are less-frequently found in leadership positions than men. International scholarships for women are provided at the school, undergraduate and postgraduate level to make sure the women in developing continents like Asia and Africa can be found in leadership positions in male-dominated industries and companies.
Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries
Several organizations and colleges offer Best scholarships for women to continue their education and achieve their career goals. Big companies like IBM also have several scholarships for women to attract women into careers such as engineering and business.
A huge number of organizations and institutions offer many grants to women so that they can continue with their education without any difficulty. Scholarships for Women are available in every category and in every field.
One can search for the list of dedicated scholarships for women available around the world here.
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Below is a list of scholarship opportunities specifically given to female students.
1. AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women
Deadline: 1 Dec (annual)
Study in: USA
Next course starts July 2016
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 studies at accredited institutions are supported.
Host Institution(s): Accredited U.S. institutions
Field(s) of study: Any approved study or research programmes offered at accredited U.S. institutions.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Target group: Women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.
Master’s/Professional Fellowship: $18,000
Doctorate Fellowship: $20,000
Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000
Applicants must be women and have citizenship in a country other than the United States or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the United States. Women holding dual citizenship in the United States and another country are not eligible.
Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree (earned in the U.S. or abroad) by 30 September 2015 and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application.
Applicants must be proficient in English and must intend to return to her home country to pursue a professional career.
It is important to read the full eligibility criteria.
Applications are currently closed.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application and for detailed updated information on this scholarship/fellowship.
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2. Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowships for Women
Deadline: 13 Nov (annual)
Study in: any Country
Course starts 2016
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.
Host Institution(s): Approved leading universities worldwide
Field of study: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Number of Awards: Not specified
Target group: Women from developing and emerging economies
Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year for PhD courses and a maximum of USD 40,000 for post-doc programs.
The grants may be renewed through to completion of studies subject to performance, self-evaluation, recommendation from supervisors and strong evidence of reintegration plans into the home country.
Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad when submitting their grant application.
Candidates must hold an excellent academic record and illustrate their commitment to teaching and research or to using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy.
Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills, community outreach interest and have a track record in encouraging young women into the STEM fields.
Candidates should also prove their commitment to returning to their home countries to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their regions, pursing careers in the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and also taking positions in the public sector.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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3. Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship
The Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship provides funding to a select list of academic universities that will each award a US$20,000 fellowship to one woman who is interesting in pursuing a PhD and in need of financial assistance. Of that amount, $18,000 will be applied toward tuition costs and $2,000 will cover travel expenses to a conference in the fellowship recipient’s field of study.
The following United States universities are participants in the Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship in the 2016–2017 academic year:
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Cornell University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Princeton University
- Stanford University
- University of California at Berkeley
- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Washington
Applying for a fellowship
If you are pursuing, or plan to pursue, a PhD at one of these universities and are interested in applying to receive the Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowship, contact the department chair in your field of study.
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4. FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship Program
The field of finance is changing rapidly, largely in response to regulations designed to protect market practitioners and to prevent financial crises. FINCAD has long believed that deep market knowledge, transparency and trustworthiness play a critical role in making financial markets safe for all participants.
In addition, FINCAD is keenly aware that the majority of practitioners in the capital markets industry are men, and that the trend to include more women in the industry is not as rapid as it should be.
For these reasons, FINCAD established the annual FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship. The goal is 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 FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship is an award of US$10,000 to support graduate-level studies.
The scholarship is open to women of any age and citizenship who are studying Finance in a graduate-level program.
Are you, or is someone you know, interested in applying for this scholarship? Apply today for the 2016 FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship. This opportunity is open to women of any age and citizenship who are studying Finance in an accredited graduate-level program.
Applications Deadline – February 26, 2016.
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5. Eira Francis Davies Scholarship
Female students ordinarily resident in a developing country as listed* who are admitted to pursue an undergraduate or a Taught Master’s postgraduate courses within the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University shall be eligible to apply for the Eira Francis Davies Scholarship.
The Eira Francis Davies Scholarship is a full tuition fee scholarship, and will be awarded to students demonstrating academic excellence and evidence of financial need. It is also a condition of the award that students return to their home country and detail how completion of the programme will better the lives of those at home.
Eligibility: For undergraduate courses, applicants are expected to achieve 3 A and/or B grades at A-Level or equivalent (excluding General Studies) and 5 A and/or B grades at GCSE level or equivalent. For Postgraduate Taught courses, applicants should have a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelors degree (or equivalent). In the case of all applicants, their English language ability must meet any stipulated condition of offer and UKBA requirements.
Candidates must be new, full-time, degree seeking, non-EU applicants
Candidates must have completed an application to study and accepted the offer of a place at Swansea University with the College of Human and Health Sciences
Candidates must show strong academic ability and financial need
Candidates should not be eligible for other financial support from Swansea University e.g. tuition fee reductions through collaborative links or bursaries Please note that students progressing from ICWS are not eligible to apply for an International Scholarship
How to Apply
Please read the full the Eira Davies Terms and Conditions before applying
Applications Deadline : 1st July 2016
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6. Asian Women In Business Scholarship
The Asian Women In Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female undergrads who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders.
- Application Deadline – October 1, 2016
- Number Of Awards – See Description
- Maximum Amount – $2,500
Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The definition of Asian follows that provided by the U.S. Census.
-Demonstrate full-time enrollment in an accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S.
-Maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA
-Provide the most recent college transcript; semi-finalists will be required to provide their official college transcript
-Provide a minimum of one professional recommendation
-Fully complete and sign the AWIB Scholarship Application
-Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
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