2023 Scholarship Opportunity – WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

Shattering Glass Ceilings Scholarship will again be awarding scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year to women who are first-generation college students. All applicants must be currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning 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 scholarship funds directly to the school, and the funds may only be applied to tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year. The institution must be based in the U.S., be a non-profit, and may include a college, university, community college, or technical college.

We are happy to announce that we are planning to award scholarships up to $1000 each, depending upon the student’s eligibility. One scholarship will be made in honor of Dr. Tonya Gscheidle Henderson, a first-generation college student, who embodied the vision behind Shattering Glass Ceilings Scholarship.

All applications must be submitted via our online application and be received by October 6, 2023, at 7 pm (Eastern time). Please direct your questions to Emily at shatteringglassceilings@gmail.com.

For the 2023-2024 cycle, award recipients must agree to and meet the following criteria.

  • Identify as a woman and be between the ages of 18 and 28 years old
  • Be a first-generation college student (the first person in your immediate family to attend college)
  • Complete the linked scholarship application (see below)
  • Provide a 250-word personal statement on the linked application about why you are pursuing a higher education, which may be edited by our team and used in-full or in-part on our website
  • In a timely manner, sign, complete, and submit any documents needed to allow us to ensure scholarship eligibility
  • Remain in good standing at your institution and complete a brief questionnaire for updates

2023 Scholarship Application