Scholarships

The Women's Center Scholarships are open for the 2020-21 academic year! Make sure that you fill out your FAFSA and Specialized Scholarship Application. For more information, visit Financial Aid

If you believe you may qualify for one of the below Women's Center Scholarships, you can apply by filling out the Specialized Scholarship Application. Before submitting the Specialized Scholarship Application, upload your essay response(s), and other applicable documentation, under the heading "Short Essays."
 
Please note: Due to the limited funds available, applying for the below scholarships does not guarantee funding. 

Women's Center scholarship applications must be submitted online through the WSU scholarship application link located in your student eWeber Portal (the Specialized Scholarship Application). The Women's Center will contact you with further information if you qualify. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

To apply, follow the instructions given on the Financial Aid website.

What do I do if I didn’t upload an essay?

On the Specialized Scholarship Application website, you can update your application and upload your essay after the fact. Or, feel free to email it in to us at womenscenter@weber.edu.

How will I know if I’m awarded?

Check receiving financial aid for instructions on how to accept awards. If you have questions, you can email scholarships@weber.edu or womenscenter@weber.edu.

Donor Scholarships

» Altrusa Club Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Must be a U.S. citizen/affidavit and maybe 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). 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. Uses: tuition and books only. 

In order to be considered for this scholarship, please upload a 500-word essay outlining how this scholarship would impact you and help you to accomplish your academic goals.

» Elizabeth Marie Keseling Hart Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be accepted into the Goddard School of Business & Economics, a U.S. Citizen/affidavit, have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better and demonstrate financial need. May be enrolled full or part-time. Preference will be given to single parents and survivors of intimate partner violence. Uses: tuition and fees only. 

In order to be considered for this scholarship, please upload a 300-word essay addressing the obstacles you have overcome and your desire to study business at Weber State. 

» Jane Breen Holmes Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be a U.S. Citizen/affidavit, 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 that will provide an immediately 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. Uses: tuition, fees, books or other educational expenses.

In order to be considered this scholarship, please upload a 500-word essay showing that you have clear academic and career goals and that you are focused on obtaining a degree that will provide a marketable skill that is in high demand.

» Joe Ann Charest Legacy Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be a U.S. citizen/affidavit, a minimum GPA of 2.5, maybe enrolled full or part-time and must have demonstrated involvement in the WSU’s Women’s Center. Preference may be given to students with unmet financial need. Uses: tuition, fees or other educational expenses including childcare costs and co-curricular or extracurricular learning opportunities.

No letter of need/essay required.

» 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 both a Utah resident and U.S. Citizen/affidavit.  Applicants interested in this scholarship will need to write a letter of need to the scholarship committee, addressing the obstacles they have 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. Uses: tuition, fees, and other educational expenses. 

In order to be considered for this scholarship, please upload a 500-word letter of need addressing the obstacles you have had to overcome to continue or start your university education and the plans you have in the future to use your education.

» Waterstradt Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be a U.S. citizen/affidavit, a full-time, junior or senior 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. Excluded majors are business, physical education, nursing or student-athletes. The recipient must not be receiving any other scholarships for the academic year of the award. Uses: tuition and fees (class and department fees are not included).

In order to be considered for this scholarship, please upload a 500-word letter of need addressing your commitment to education through clear academic goals and your plans for seeking employment to achieve your career of choice.

» Sue Westenskow Scholarship/Women in Business

The scholarship recipient must be a junior or senior level with financial need and a 3.0 GPA or higher who is a Utah resident and U.S. Citizen/affidavit. Maybe attending full or part-time. Recipients should be willing to speak briefly at the Women in Business meeting and be mentioned in that Chamber newsletter. Uses: tuition, fees, and books.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must upload a 500-word essay demonstrating community service by answering the following questions:Have you performed or been involved with community service? Describe your meaningful experiences by identifying projects and the length of time you have been involved with your community through service. 

» Women to Women Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be a single parent with financial need and a U.S. Citizen/affidavit. Preference is given to single mothers, continuing students and to students majoring in a technical degree field (a direct "School to Career" path), with a Weber State GPA of 2.5 or higher. Uses: tuitions, fees, books, childcare, and other educational expenses.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, please upload a 500-word essay explaining your educational and career plans and goals, as well as your financial need.

» Women's Center Scholarship

The scholarship recipient must be able to demonstrate involvement in the Women's Center, have a 2.5 GPA or higher and be a U.S. citizen/affidavit. May be attending full or part-time. Preference may be given to students with unmet financial need. Uses: Tuition, fees, or other educational expenses.

No letter of need/essay required.

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 the Stella H. Oaks Foundation to request consideration for the scholarship: scholarship@stellahoaks.org


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, childcare 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 www.soroptimist.org.  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 that 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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