2019 Scholarship Opportunity
In 2019, we will be awarding scholarships to women who are first-generation college students. We encourage those who are immigrants or live in Economically Distressed Areas to apply. Applicants must be enrolled at an institution and have a bill showing that they are paying for at least part of their tuition out-of-pocket or through loans. Shattering Glass Ceilings Scholarship will send funds directly to the school, and the scholarship funds may only be applied to tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year. The institution must be based in the U.S., be a non-profit, and may include a college, university, community college, technical college, or trade school. We plan on awarding fifteen, $1000 scholarships. The scholarships will be distributed as follows: five to women who go to college in or graduated from high school in Pittsburgh, PA; five to women who go to college in or graduated from high school in the Kansas City metropolitan area; and five to those living anywhere in the United States.
Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2019, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the 2019 cycle, award recipients must agree to and meet the following criteria.
- Be a woman, 28 years old or younger
- Be a first-generation college student (first person in your immediate family to attend college)
- Complete the scholarship application
- Provide a 250-word personal statement
- Provide a photo
- Remain in good standing at your institution and provide periodic updates