Women can find scholarships available only to female college-going students to help lower the cost of college. A majority of four-year college students are female, and scholarships dedicated to women offer a way to supplement grants and student loans. Here's a list of scholarships available to women going to four-year colleges.

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Competitive scholarships from corporations and nonprofits
Award Name Amount Deadline
Villa Park Junior Women’s Club Scholarship $1,500 April 15, 2017
Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus Inspiring Women Scholarship $500 July 1, 2017
Emerge Scholarship Program $5,000 April 21, 2017
The Sara Scholarship $8,000 May 1, 2017
No Bull Sports Scholarship $5,000 December 1, 2017
JLB Young Women Voluntarism Scholarship $1,000 March 31, 2018
Give, Love, Laugh Scholarship $2,500 March 1, 2018
Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship $4,000 April 1, 2018
LA Sparks "Spark Your Legacy" Scholarship $3,000 May 31, 2017
Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship $2,500 May 31, 2017

Villa Park Junior Women’s Club Scholarship

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Villa Park Junior Women's Club Scholarship promotes and rewards women's involvement in a variety of community service activities. The VPJWC will be awarding two scholarships to high school seniors this year in the amount of $1,500 and $500. Applicants must be a current resident of Villa Park, high school senior status, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have participated in a minimum of one (1) community service activity for at least two years.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus Inspiring Women Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: July 1, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Political trailblazer Helen Boosalis is the inspiration for a scholarship to benefit democratic women students. The Inspiring Women Scholarship, established in 2009 following Boosalis' death, will be awarded to three (3) women; one from each congressional district in Nebraska.

Helen Boosalis was an inspiration to Nebraska Women. The Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus (NDWC) wanted to find a way to honor her while encouraging tomorrow's female political leaders. The $500 scholarship will go to three (3) Democratic Nebraska women who are active in their communities and progressive politics.Eligibility:-Must be a Nebraska Democratic female graduating from high school and planning to attend college in the fall or a student continuing their education -Applicants are asked to submit an essay of up to 500 words about a female democratic politician or community activist who inspired their own community service and political involvementFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Emerge Scholarship Program

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 21, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Emerge is looking for special scholarship recipients who are Georgia residents and will use this opportunity and the education that they receive to better themselves and to help others around them. Emerge Scholarships has awarded nearly a half of a million dollars in scholarships since its founding year, 2001. While each year hundreds of applicants apply for the scholarships, we are only able to recognize a small number of winners. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

The Sara Scholarship

Amount: $8,000
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The Sara Scholarship was established as part of the final will of Sara Sheehan, who passed away in 2011. The award is granted annually to female high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree and who demonstrate academic achievement, excellence of character, financial need and active engagement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

No Bull Sports Scholarship

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

No Bull Sports is a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting, educating, and empowering young women to reach the top of their athletic game. When we set out to build a community of female athletes from all walks of life, a cornerstone of our mission was to offer scholarships to deserving high school students. No Bull Sports provides smart, trailblazing, talented young women the financial resources they need to achieve their academic and athletic goals.

No Bull Sports is excited to award our inaugural scholarship of $5,000 in December to a deserving female high school sophomore, junior, or senior who will be pursuing an athletic endeavor in college. We will award $20,000 worth of scholarships over the course of a calendar year; awarded quarterly; each scholarship is worth $5,000.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

JLB Young Women Voluntarism Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

It is with great pleasure that the Junior League of Baltimore, Inc. offers the annual Young Woman Voluntarism Scholarship. This annual scholarship program awards $1,000 to a Maryland female graduating senior who has performed outstanding volunteer service during her high school years.

Eligibility:- Resides in Maryland and attends a Maryland public, charter, private, community or parochial high school in one of the following counties: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, or Harford County.- Is a female graduating senior with plans to matriculate to an accredited, two- or four-year, post-secondary institution in the fall. Applicants must provide verification of college enrollment. Funds will be paid directly to the college or university in which the student enrolls, in the student’s name.- Is not a current member or immediate relative of a current member of the Junior League of Baltimore.- Has an outstanding volunteer service record, has achieved academic success, and shows the promise of continued success.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Give, Love, Laugh Scholarship

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Girl Talk is excited to announce a scholarship opportunity in conjunction with our partner, Natural Life. This scholarship embodies the spirit of both organizations and our desire to inspire girls to help make the world a better place. The Give Love Laugh Scholarship has been created to encourage Girl Talk Leaders to live a passionate and fulfilling life by creating positive change around them. By making a meaningful impact in a community, each individual has the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy.

Natural Life and Girl Talk will award one applicant a $2,500 cash scholarship to aid with her college career. Additionally, five chosen leaders will receive inspiring Natural Life treasures for their college room worth $200.Application process:-Set a S.M.A.R.T. goal for yourself that will address a need in your community. Use the form at the website to develop your goal-Create a community service project plan that will help you achieve your goal-Share with us the results of your project Eligibility: -Applicant must be a Girl Talk Leader who is a high school junior or senior-Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better or its equivalent while in high school-Applicant must plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university as a full-time student beginning in the summer or fall immediately following high school graduation-Applicant must complete a significant number of community service hours for this one project. The hours do include preparation and planning time-Applicant must create and execute a service project in their community. Volunteers are allowed to help in the process of completing the project, but the high school girl must be the lead planner and executer-Applicant must have the community service project completed by the submission deadlineFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

Amount: $4,000
Deadline: April 1, 2018
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

This is a needs-based scholarship. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

-Financial need-Scholastic record-Personal statement/essay: The typed essay of at least 200 words should address personal goals, academic achievements and the applicant's plans toward making a difference in the community-Community service activities-Recommendations-Interview-Orientation/receptionEligibility:-Be an African-American female-Be a graduating senior attending a Denver Metropolitan area high school-Have a GPA of 3.0-Have applied to an accredited four-year college or university-Not be a daughter of a DeltaFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

LA Sparks "Spark Your Legacy" Scholarship

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

Young girls in our community are the future leaders and an inspiration in their own right. They are shaping and defining the legacy that they will leave to others. We challenge young girls in Southern California to submit an essay answering the question: What do you want your legacy to be? Upon submission we will select one (1) finalist from each category (5th – 8th grade and 9th – 12th grade) to be recognized on August 27th. These finalists will each be awarded a $3,000 scholarship. Essays must be at least 500 words. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Caitlin Brondolo Golf Scholarship

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes
Description:

The objective of the Caitlin Brondolo Scholarship is to award a scholarship to a female high school senior who has played golf during high school and is pursuing a college education in the United States and who will be playing competitive collegiate golf.

Eligibility:-Applicant must be female-Applicant must be a high school senior accepted into an accredited college/university in the United States-Must have a 3.5 GPA-Applicant must have played a minimum two years on a high school golf team-Applicants must be accepted and preparing to play golf on a collegiate golf teamFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

Opportunities for micro-scholarships

Unlike the scholarships listed above, micro-scholarships are awarded by universities themselves for your high school achievements and don't require essay competitions or judges. Micro-scholarships can earn you up to:

$1,500 $600 $3,000
for earning an A in a core class for each sport or extracurricular for working or supporting your family

Over 200 colleges offer no-essay micro-scholarships. Sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to start earning as early as 9th grade.

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