7 Athena Scholarship Awards–$23,500 for Women at Stake

7 Athena Scholarship Awards–$23,500 for Women at Stake

http://www.nashvilleathenaawards.org/awards/awards.php

The deadline is approaching for the 2012 Athena Award & Scholarship Program: all application submissions (with enclosures) must be submitted by midnight, Nov. 14, 2011.

There are several categories that women of various ages and stages of life can apply. Each category has its specific guidelines and criteria. Please read all information to see if you qualify– and then apply.

 High school female seniors

Category 1—Traditional: Two scholarships are available for female high school seniors “graduating from public or private high schools located in Davidson and contiguous counties  . . . . in the amount of one $5,000 scholarship . . . [and] two $2,500 scholarship.”

At stake: $5,000, $2,500

 4 different types of non-traditional scholarships for women; read all the official rules.

Category 2—Non-traditional—Return to Workforce scholarships will provide “two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 . . . and $2,500 . . . presented to women who have chosen to pursue an associates or bachelors degree later in life.”

At stake: $5,000, $2,500

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a graduate of any high school or have earned a GED.
  • Have been out of high school five years or longer.
  • Be a student in or an applicant for admission to any associates or bachelors degree program.
  • Have letter verifying enrollment or completed admission process no later than November 14, 2011.”

Category 3—“Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) will “[provide] a $3,000 scholarship to a non-traditional woman currently in the workforce who has chosen to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or a research field.”

At stake: $3,000

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a graduate of any high school or have earned a GED.
  • Have been out of high school five years or longer.
  • Be enrolled for an associates or bachelors degree focusing on science, engineering, research or technology fields.
  • Currently in the workforce.”

Category 4—Saint Thomas Health Services “provides a 3,000 scholarship to a non-traditional woman currently in the workforce who has chosen to pursue a degree in a healthcare related field.”

At stake: $3,000

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be a graduate of any high school or have earned a GED.
  • Have been out of high school five years or longer.
  • Be enrolled for an associates or bachelors degree focusing on a healthcare-related field.
  • Commit to working for Baptist Hospital, Hickman Community Hospital, Middle Tennessee Medical Center or Saint Thomas Hospital for at least one year upon graduation.
  • Currently working in the workforce.”

If you are a non-traditional woman, you can apply to category 2 “AND to either category 3 or 4 as appropriate. Each application is reviewed separately. Duplicate information must be submitted if applying for more than one scholarship.”

You must upload only PDF files. There are directions on the website on how to do that.

Microsoft Word, which we use on campus, easily converts files to PDF. I can easily show you how to do this if you make an appointment with Mr. Turner at mjturner@tnstate.edu

You must also write an essay of 300 words or less, which you can get help with in the TSU Writing Center or by making an appointment with Mr. Turner.

P.S. The next scholarship I will write up is the Talbots Scholarship Program open to women, deadline Jan 3, 2012; here is the link if you want to check it out beforehand to see if you qualify: http://bit.ly/talbotscholarship

 

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