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,
Are eligible for our mentoring
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
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
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.
Emphasis will 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.
For application instructions click
here. Following the written application process,
interviews are scheduled as follows:
First Interview: Personal interviews
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 4, 2013. All finalist
candidates must attend the second interview in person.