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The Women’s Forum Education Award

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The Education Fund of the Women's Forum provides annual Awards to encourage mature women of need to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of an undergraduate college education and to enhance their capacities to provide productive and supportive service to their communities. Awards will be given to women over 35 who, after interrupting their education due to life’s adversities, are now pursuing their first associate or bachelor degree. The adversity the student has overcome will be a major factor in the selection process. Applicants must demonstrate noteworthy promise and resilience in the face of challenges and demonstrate a commitment to helping others and to making a difference in their community, when their own career goals are achieved. Financial need is not the primary determining factor in the selection of recipients, although true financial need should be in evidence.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Applicants must be 35 years old by December 1 of the year of application; attend college at a two or four year institution within New York City; reside in New York City; be pursuing her FIRST Associate or Bachelor degree and have earned at least 12 credits; in good standing; have attended a college in New York City during the previous academic year; be enrolled for at least 6 credits in the current academic year; have at least 9 credits to complete for graduation requirements after the current academic year; and complete an additional semester of 6 or more credits within twelve months of receiving the Award.

Deadline: Early December each year

Academic Level: Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Undergraduate Level Funding

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

Special Circumstances: United States

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