Women's Center Scholarships

Applications Now OPEN for 2018-19 academic year! You can apply starting September 1, 2017 for the 2018-19 academic year. Priority deadline is December 8, 2017 and FAFSA deadline is April 1, 2018. Please check out the How To Apply For Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information. 

Women's Center scholarship applications must be submitted online through the WSU scholarship application link located in your student eWeber portal. If you qualify for any of the following scholarships make sure to state the name of the scholarship/s in the activity field of the WSU online scholarship application (i.e. Jane Breen Holmes, Waterstradt). The Women's Center will contact you for further information if you qualify. 

» Altrusa Club Scholarship 

The scholarship recipient must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. May be a resident or non-resident student and may be enrolled full or part-time. Academic performance and financial need will also be determining factors. Preference will be given to single female students with dependent child(ren).

» Jane Breen Holmes Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and cannot be receiving other scholarship funding. The recipient will demonstrate through the application that they have clear academic and career goals and are focused on obtaining a degree which will provide an immediate marketable skill that is in high demand. Preference will be given to single parents with dependent age children who have registered and/or participate in the Women's Center.

» New Beginnings Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be a full-time student, have a minimum of 24 earned credit hours, and a 3.0 GPA, and be a Utah resident and US citizen. Applicants interested in this scholarship will need to write a letter of need to the scholarship committee, addressing the obstacles he/she has had to overcome to continue or start their university education and the plans they have in the future to use their education. Preference will be given to single parents.

» Sue Westenskow Scholarship/Women in Business

The scholarship recipient must be a Junior or Senior with financial need and a 3.0 GPA or higher who is a Utah resident and US citizen and registered and participating with the Women’s Center. May be attending full or part-time. An essay on community service experience(s) is required.

» T. Wells Scholarship

Full-time enrollment (12-18 credits/semester), minimum GPA of 3.2, must be a U.S. citizen/affidavit, majoring in the school of Business/Economics, and have unmet financial need. 

» Waterstradt Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be a full-time, junior or senior female student, age 25 or older, with a declared major, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, be a resident of Weber, Box Elder or Morgan County, and provide documentation of financial need. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of need. Excluded majors are: business, physical education, and nursing.

Women's Center Appointed Leadership Scholarships

Students must be a full-time student with a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 12 credit hours at the time of application. Students are invited to volunteer 10-12 hours per week for professional development and/or are given specific leadership responsibilities to fulfill in exchange for the scholarship. Students must be a resident of Utah and a U.S. citizen. Award amount may vary depending upon recipient's other funding sources.

Student Leader Positions & Hourly Jobs in the Women's Center

Other Scholarships

Women's Independence Scholarship Program

Open - No deadline! 

The Women's Independence Scholarship Program helps survivors of intimate partner abuse obtain an education that will, in turn, offer them the chance to secure employment, personal independence, and self-sufficiency.

Application Website

Live Your Dream Foundation Scholarships

Open - Applications due May 5, 2018!

The Live Your Dream Foundation provides scholarships to single mothers in Utah that want to gain a higher education.

Application Website

Soroptimist International of Ogden (SIO) Educational Grants

Open - Applications due May 15, 2018!

Soroptimist International of Ogden (SIO) is a volunteer organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in the local community.  Each year, thousands of determined women have left behind lives filled with poverty, domestic violence, and substance abuse in order to turn their lives around and pursue their dreams.  A signature service project of Soroptimist International of the Americas, of which SIO is one of over 1,400 clubs nation-wide, annually seeks nominees for the Live Your Dream Award.  The award is designed to recognize women who have primary financial responsibility for their families, are struggling to improve their economic status by gaining additional skills, training, or education and could use additional cash to put toward tuition, books, supplies, child care or transportation costs.  This is not a scholarship award but, rather a cash award to help offset costs.  Recipients will receive a cash award from our Ogden club.  Our local club winner will become eligible to compete for regional and international awards with cash awards of up to $10,000. 

The application and two completed reference forms must be received no later than May 15, 2018 to the following address:

Application Website

Gump and Ayers Scholarship Fund

Closed - Check back next fall for 2019-20 applications.

The Gump & Ayers Scholarship Fund (GASF), established in 1996 in memory of Marjorie B. Gump, provides a one-time scholarship to a Utah woman who is a high-school graduate and who is a single mother pursuing higher education to provide tools for the financial security and support of herself and her family. Applications are distributed to Utah colleges and universities annually in November and are due March 5. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic educational organization which promotes educational opportunities for women. The GASF is administered by the P.E.O. Foundation and Utah State Chapter of P.E.O. Sisterhood - GASF funds are available after July 1.

Application PDF

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

CLOSED - Check back next fall for 2019-20 applications.

The International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1949, is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. Find out more information about the scholarship eligibility, amount, application process & procedures, and announcement of award at the P.E.O. website. Find more information about Graduate Programs at Weber State University here

Application Website

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