Depending largely on your planned degree track, and financial need status, educational grants for women are relatively abundant. However, keying in on the grant programs that are legitimate is more difficult. We have carefully researched a short list of well-known, respected organizations that offer grants for educators.
Educational Grants for Women Source #1 – AAUW For Graduate Women
American Association of University Women (AAUW.org) is a nationwide network 100,000+ members and donors. It has thousands of branches in the US and numerous college and university partnerships.
AAUW’s longstanding mission is to improve and enhance educational and professional opportunities for women in the US and internationally. The AAUW is a prominent and active funding source for graduate women, reporting $3.6 million in grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2011-12 academic year. Educational grants for graduate programs can be more difficult to locate; this organization is a valuable resource for your search.
Educational Grants for Women Source #2 – Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
If you are specifically interested in becoming an educator in math and sciences, and have demonstrated excellent grades in these areas of study in high school, then this will interest you. From the KSTF.org site: “The KSTF Teaching Fellowships, the Foundation’s signature program, supports, sustains and inspires exceptional young men and women committed to making a difference as teachers.”
Are you eligible for a KSTF fellowship? KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from individuals who have already earned or are in the process of earning a degree in science, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution of higher education. Fellowships are offered for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.” Learn more by visiting KSTF.org.
Educational Grants for Women Source #3 – NEA Foundation
Most likely you already know about this source of educational grants for women educators, but it is worth mentioning again. The website has an extensive database of grants that are available, by state and locality,
and grant applicants can begin the process online at NEAfoundation.org.
Educational Grants for Women Source #4 – Aparecio Foundation
Educational grants for women (and men, for that matter) can also be researched more fully at Grants.gov.
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