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The Women’s Center

Scholarships Administered by Outside Organizations

The following scholarships are available to PFW students, IU Students and those attending other institutions. They are organized by the criteria on which they are awarded, though most have more than one criterion. Check out all the categories that apply to you. Each entry contains a link that will take you to a webpage that includes the application or instructions for applying. Please read the criteria carefully. You don’t want to spend hours on an application and then discover that you don’t meet the eligibility criteria.

Please note, if you live outside Allen County, in northeast Indiana or northwest Ohio, take a look at the last section to find links to community foundations in most counties that administer several scholarship funds. Most of the community foundation scholarships are geared toward new high school graduates, but the foundations listed on this database also administer scholarships that are open to—sometimes they are only open to—nontraditional students.

The Women's Center staff is available to answer questions or offer additional advice for your scholarship search. You can reach us at [email protected]  or by phone at 260-481-6029. 

NEW! provides a FREE Guide to Helping Women Pay for College. This site offers a guide to help women identify and secure college scholarships and grants in various academic fields, supplies key financial aid information and resources in one place, and includes an interview with a college admissions expert who specializes in funding higher education for women.

Scholarships for Students in Specific Academic Areas

Art and Sciences



Computer Science

Criminal Justice



Health and Human Services


Public Policy

STEM—Science / Technology / Engineering / Math

Women’s Studies

Scholarships for Women

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education 

  • Please contact [email protected] with the following information:
    • First and Last name
    • Mailing address, Phone number, and email address 

Additional information about the scholarship will be provided once you have contacted the organization. 

Scholarships for Non-traditional Students, Men and Women

Scholarships for Minority Students

Scholarships Administered by Northeast Indiana / Ohio Community Foundations

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Scholarships for International students (Non-U.S. Citizens)

Professions That Pay for College Tuition