Over the years, women have faced many adversities - especially within the areas of careers and higher education. However, women have come a long way over the decades, and now more women than men complete undergraduate degrees. Whether you are seeking an academic merit grant, or a grant based on the college of your choice, there are multiple financial aid opportunities for women.
Heavily financed by private contributions, most colleges and universities have grants and financial aid available to women allowing even the most financially challenged students to continue their education.
In Atlanta, Georgia, the historically African American Spelman College extends grants and scholarships based on merit, course of study or need to incoming female students.
Another Atlanta-based womens college, Agnes Scott College, provides grants and scholarships to females based on merit, and the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship, which offers a fully funded tuition to Hispanic female students. They honor Hispanic women with financial needs that require tuition assistance that have shown leadership ability and high academic standards.
Each academic year, Wellesley College spends millions of dollars to support incoming student's education needs from all backgrounds, like the Davis Program, which offers non-traditional students the unique opportunity to achieve a graduate or bachelor's degree.
In New York, Barnard College provides grants to women based on needs but also promote supplementing federal student college grants and loans with outside grants and scholarships.
More than 40 percent of the females attending private women's colleges obtain financial aid.
For information on government grants go to Grants.gov.