Mariia Eroshin
2012 Scholarship Recipient

Meet the 2012 recipients
Scholarship photos by Justin Jones




FWA scholarships encourage leadership and provide opportunity for San Francisco Bay Area women in the field of finance and/or the Financial Services Industry.  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.

In 2013, we awarded 9 scholarships totaling $90,000. Undergraduates received $5,000 each and graduate students received $10,000 each.

In addition to the financial award, scholarship recipients are:

  • Honored at an FWA luncheon in early June;

  • Invited to the Financial Woman of the Year luncheon in September;

  • Receive a paid Associate-level FWA membership, and;

  • 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 the upcoming 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 at:
    i) The main physical campus of a Bay Area college or university;
    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

Recipients are asked to attend a luncheon in their honor in June of the current year and The Financial Woman of the Year luncheon in September of the same year.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, both academic and community
  • Strong communication skills
  • Alignment with Financial Women of San Francisco goals
  • Financial need given consideration

Selection Process:

For application instructions click here. Following the written application process, interviews are scheduled as follows:

First Interview:  Personal interviews are required as part of the selection process. Provided that complete application documents are received by the deadline, each qualifying applicant will undergo a personal interview during April. This interview will take place at a location convenient to your college or university.

Second Interview: Following the first round of interviews, candidates will be rated, and the highest-rated candidates will be invited for a second interview in San Francisco on Saturday, May 10, 2014. All finalist candidates must attend the second interview in person.

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Application Information

For any questions call (415) 586-8599 or email

The deadline for 2014 scholarship applications is March 29, 2014 11:59PM PST.






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