Several organizations and academic institutions encourage women to compete equally with men by offering scholarships specifically meant for them.
More often than not, these scholarships benefit women from developing countries such as those from Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
Apart from these gender-specific scholarships, women can also apply for other funding opportunities which are open to all genders.
Professor De Winter International Masters Scholarships for Women – Netherlands: Offered to women wishing to undertake courses related to Engineering and Applied Physics at the University of Twente.
Monash University Women in Information Technology International Scholarship in Australia: Offered to high-achieving female students who intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology in Australia.
Queensland University of Technology Research Scholarship for International Women: Queensland University of Technology awards scholarships to female researchers who have exhibited a high potential in the field of technological research.
Margaret McNamara Educational Grants: Offers to fund women from developing countries intending to empower them to rise into leadership as well as change the lives of women and children.
US Government TechWomen Program: This program offers 100 scholarships to deserving women from the African and Asian continents.
Columbia University Peace and Social Change Fellowship Program: The University of Columbia offers a fellowship program to female African activists who wish to contribute to the peace and security of the world.
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies: Financial CAD Corporation offers scholarships to women from all parts of the world. The female scholars must be enrolled in any post-graduate program at an accredited university.
Facebook Grace Hopper Women in Computing Scholarship: The scholarship benefits 50 female scholars performing highly in Computer Science.
The University of Michigan Centre for the Education of Women Scholarships for Women: The University of Michigan scholarship is awarded to women who because of underlying reasons cannot be able to further or complete their studies.
British Federation of Women Graduates Scholarships: These scholarships are specifically awarded to women who are in their final year of doctoral studies.
Cass Business School Global Women’s Leadership Scholarships: The program in partnership with the Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation aims at empowering women who have shown outstanding leadership skills.
Henley Business School Women in Leadership MBA Scholarship: This is a scholarship opportunity from the University Reading specifically meant to benefit women who wish to undertake a master’s degree in the business field.
LSE Pauline Graham Undergraduate Scholarship for African Women: African women wishing to take an undergraduate degree in the London School of Economics should try this generous opportunity.
L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Programme: This scholarship is awarded every year to young African women who have great potential in research.
Durham University Hatfield Lioness Scholarship: The Durham University through the Hatfield Lioness Scholarship funds female students from developing nations to pursue a postgraduate degree in the university.
BHW Group Women in STEM Academic Scholarship for Study in the USA: Women who intend to pursue an undergraduate or master’s degree more particularly in science and technology can apply for this scholarship which is open to all women from all countries.
Margaret Sanders AISA Scholarship for Young African Women: This scholarship is meant for highly performing African women who due to inadequate finances have found it hard to pursue their studies.
MasterCard Foundation Scholarships Program at Wellesley College, USA: This is an open scholarship that benefits both male and female scholars. However, the program sets aside 9 opportunities specifically meant for African female scholars.
UNODA Women Scholarship for Peace: The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs at Vienna partners with several other organizations to fund studies of women who intend to pursue peace studies.
NWAG Scholarship for Nigerian Women: Each year the Nigerian Women Association of Georgia -NWAG- offers undergraduate Scholarships for 37 Nigerian female students (one per state of origin) in Nigerian universities on any course of study.
UCL Denmark Fully-funded Nursing Scholarships for International Students: University College Lillebælt awards many Nursing scholarships to international female students wishing to study any short course in nursing at the university.
JAUW International Fellowships Programme for Women: The Japanese Association of University Women coffers funding opportunities to female researchers at the postgraduate level.
Switzerland- Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women Developing Countries: These scholarships are preferably offered to women from developing countries to attract more women to pursue Masters in Business Administration.
Kofi Annan Fellowship for Developing Countries to Study at ESMT Berlin, Germany: This scholarship is made possible by the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation. It funds emerging female leaders to study Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the Berlin School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Germany.
African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) Scholarships: The AGNES scholarship benefits young female researchers from Africa.
OWSD Ph.D. Fellowships: The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing is a program that offers financial assistance to female scientists from countries that have not developed efficiently in terms of technology.
AAUW International Fellowship for Women, Masters & Doctoral program in the USA: AAUW International Fellowships awards scholarships to international female students and researchers who wish to study in the United States.
Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship for Women from Developing countries: Awarded to women from developing countries who wish to pursue Ph.D. studies in physical sciences at any university abroad.
Women in Aviation Scholarships for International Students: Women In Aviation generously gives scholarship opportunities to female students and professionals who wish to advance their studies in aviation.
Jane M Klausman Women In Business Scholarship: Offered to women wishing to pursue undergraduate and Master’s degrees in business management.
The under-representation of women in many fields explains the reason for many scholarships specifically meant for women. With all these opportunities women should not worry about financial inadequacy when intending to advance their skills and knowledge.