Scholarship opportunity for San Francisco Bay Area women

Financial Women of San Francisco scholarships encourage leadership and provide opportunity for San Francisco Bay Area women in the field of accounting, finance and the financial services industry.

Since 1985, the fund has awarded over $2 million in scholarship grants to more than 200 Bay Area women. Beyond financial support, FWSF scholarship recipients have the opportunity to be mentored by FWSF members and attend career development and networking events.

Scholarships Awarded

  • $5,000 scholarship award: Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to women who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of the current year.
  • $10,000 scholarship award: Graduate scholarships are awarded to students who will be enrolled during the upcoming Summer semester or thereafter. This includes current students or future students who have been accepted into a graduate business program.

Eligibility and Requirements

All recipients meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • be enrolled during the upcoming Summer semester or thereafter at an independently accredited Bay Area college or university
  • be enrolled either at 1) the main physical campus of a Bay Area college or university; or 2) if not attending the main campus of your school, be enrolled and attending a school satellite campus located within 1 of the 9 Bay Area counties and taking at least eighty percent (80%) of classes at a satellite campus.
  • follow a course of study to attain a degree and pursue a career in finance or in the financial services industry.
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4 or equivalent

Selection Criteria

  • demonstrated leadership skills--academic & community
  • strong communication skills
  • alignment with Financial Women of San Francisco goals
  • financial need given consideration

To Apply

Visit the FWSF webpage at

The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 20, 2016, with Letters of Recommendation due March 26.