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The Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarship Fund

College of Business : Scholarship Detail : The Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarship Fund

FWA scholarships encourage leadership and provide opportunity for San Francisco Bay Area women in the field of finance and/or the financial services industry.

Since 1985, the fund has awarded over $1,600,000 in scholarship grants to more than 200 Bay Area women.

Affiliation with the Financial Women's Association provides the opportunity to meet potential mentors and network with successful finance professionals while attending both learning and socially oriented functions.

Scholarships Awarded

  • $5,000 scholarship award for Undergradaute students
  • $10,000 scholarship award for Graduate students

In 2012, we awarded 13 scholarships totaling $105,000. Undergraduates receive $5,000 each and graduate students receive $10,000 each.

In addition to the financial award, scholarship recipients:

  • are honored at an FWA luncheon in June
  • are invited to the Financial Woman of the Year luncheon in September
  • receive a paid Associate-level FWA 2013 FWA Scholarship Recipients membership
  • are eligible for our mentoring program


The scholarships are funded by events held by FWA and through sponsors and individual donations.

Eligibility and Requirements

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to women who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of the current year.

Graduate scholarships are awarded to students who will be enrolled during theupcoming Summer semester or thereafter. This includes current students or future students who have been accepted into a graduate business program.

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 ati) the main physical campus of a Bay Area college or university; or ii) 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

Emphasis is to be placed on the candidate's alignment to the FWA criteria, demonstrated leadership skills, academic honors and communication skills. Financial need and community involvement are also considered.

More Information

The 2014 application deadline is March 29, 2014.

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