Serving San Francisco, East Bay, and Silicon Valley

FWSF Application Process

1. Review the Eligibility Requirements before submitting the application.

2. Assemble the documents (in electronic format) before submitting application:

i. A resume summarizing past and present employment, extracurricular activities and honors or other recognition received as an undergraduate or graduate student. Include descriptions of your leadership skills and memberships in organizations, both professional and social. Please include special activities, sports, committees and community activities in which you have participated. Please be specific in describing your roles and accomplishments.

ii. An essay of no more than 1,000 words addressing the following:
The area of business you expect to study and your reason for choosing this field;

  • How your goals and FWSF goals align including how the FWSF's mission of supporting women with careers in finance will help you achieve those goals;
  • How your business education fits your life/career goals;
  • Why you believe you deserve this scholarship;

iii. A complete unofficial transcript from your current university or college, and your undergraduate transcript if you are entering a graduate program, and

iv. A current photo. This photo will be attached to your application and used during interviews to connect names with faces. In the event that you are selected to be a scholarship recipient this photo will be posted on our website as part of an announcement. Please submit a photo that represents you in a professional way - we do not recommend using a casual or candid photo.

v. In addition: Immediately after the application deadline two letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the writer:
    1. One from a professor or advisor familiar with your work; and
    2. One from a client or employer

As part of the application process you will have to provide the name and email address of the people providing recommendation letters on your behalf. Once you have submitted your application, an email will automatically be sent to the individuals you have selected. Please note that your recommender cannot send in your letter of recommendation until you complete and submit your application. We strongly recommend completing the application early so your recommender has adequate time to submit their letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation are due the same day as the application..

You may want to refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

3. Submit an Online Application and upload supporting documents.

Submit the online application form including the documents described above. As you submit your application you will have an opportunity to upload the required supporting documents. All documents will need to be provided in electronic format and your application cannot be completed without providing the required supporting documents.

NOTE: You can save your application and return as necessary to complete it.

Due Date:

We are no longer accepting scholarship applications for 2017. Please check back early 2018.

If you have questions please call us at (415) 586-8599 or email:

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