Women's Center Scholarships

Women's Center scholarship applications are open for the 2019-20 academic year. Please check out the How To Apply For Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information on applying. 

Women's Center scholarship applications must be submitted online through the WSU scholarship application link located in your student eWeber portal. 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. Maybe a resident or non-resident student and may be enrolled full or part-time. May be a resident or non-resident 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). Applicants must be able to meet with the Altrusa Club to update donors on how their gifts have made an impact on the lives of those they've touched. 

» 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 participated 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 participating with the Women’s Center. Maybe attending full or part-time. An essay on community service experience(s) is required. Recipients should be willing to speak briefly at the Women in Business meeting (5 minutes) and be mentioned in that Chamber newsletter. 

» 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, nurse, and student-athletes. Students must submit a letter of need and address their commitment to education through clear academic goals and their plans for seeking employment to achieve their career of choice. The recipient must not be receiving any other scholarships for the academic year of the award. 

» Women to Women Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be a single parent with financial need. Preference given to single mothers, continuing students and to students majoring in a technical degree field (a direct 'School to Career' path). Applicants for the award will submit a 500-word written essay outlining their educational and career plans and goals, also explaining their financial need.

Other Scholarships - not administered by WSU. Please contact these private organizations for more information. 

Stella H. Oaks Foundation Scholarship

The scholarships are part-time or full-time students who are single heads of households working toward degrees that will increase their earning potential.

Interested students should email Rich Kotter at the Stella H. Oaks Foundation to request consideration for the scholarship:

 Live Your Dream Foundation Scholarships


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

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. 


Candidates can apply online at  Applicants will click on the icon box “Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women”.  They need to enter zip code 84409, select the Ogden club, and click apply!  The applicants can save their application and do not need to complete it all in one sitting.

Application Website

Gump and Ayers Scholarship Fund

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. 

Application Website


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