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 shatteringglassceilings@gmail.com.

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

2019 Shattering Glass Ceilings Scholarship Application