In this day and age, you might be surprised to find out that there are a number of high paying scholarships which are just open to women. This is because they are trying to encourage more women to study specific subjects (particularly STEM subjects) where women are still under represented, or to help women overcome specific barriers.
Here is a selection of some scholarships just for women. Even though you will see that for a few of these the deadline for this year has passed, they will most likely be offered again next year, so do take note if you are eligible.
Yorkshire ladies council
Open to women under the age of 21 who have a place at a British University and are unable to fund it themselves.
Funds for Women Graduates
Grants to help women graduates with their living expenses (not fees) while registered for postgraduate study or research at an approved institution of higher education in Great Britain. Open to UK and International students studying in the UK.
Women Techmakers scholarship
Female students who are studying Computer Science at any university in Europe who can demonstrate academic background, passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science, and leadership skills.
Worth up to $40,000 this scholarship is open to women worldwide who are pursuing a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance.
Applicants to the WomenIn Scholarship must identify as women intending to pursue a career in any aspect of video games including: art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, law, marketing, and business administration. Worth $2,500 Scholarship
Women in Economics Scholarship
Open to female students who are EU citizens (including the UK) and are about to embark on a Masters programme in Economics at a European Business School. You must have obtained excellent grades in your undergraduate degree and be able to demonstrate a financial need. Worth €10,000
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