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FWSF Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to women who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of the current year.

Graduate scholarships are awarded to students who will be enrolled during the upcoming Summer semester or thereafter. This includes current students or future students who have been accepted into a graduate business program.

All recipients meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Be enrolled during the upcoming Summer semester or thereafter at an independently accredited Bay Area college or university
  • Be enrolled either at: 

    • 1) The main physical campus of a Bay Area college or university; 
or

    • 2) If not attending the main campus of your school, be enrolled and attending a school satellite campus located within 1 of the 9 Bay Area counties and taking at least eighty percent (80%) of classes at a satellite campus
  • Follow a course of study to attain a degree and pursue a career in finance or in the financial services industry
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4 or equivalent

Recipients are required to attend a luncheon in their honor in June of the current year and are required to attend the Financial Woman of the Year luncheon in the fall of the same year.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, both academic and community
  • Strong communication skills
  • Alignment with Financial Women of San Francisco goals
  • Financial need given consideration

Selection Process

Following the written application process, interviews are scheduled as follows:

First Interview: Personal interviews are required as part of the selection process. Provided that complete application documents are received by the deadline, each qualifying applicant will undergo a personal interview between Monday, April 2, 2018 and Friday, April 20, 2018. This interview will take place at a location convenient to your college or university.

Second Interview: Following the first round of interviews, candidates will be rated, and the highest-rated candidates will be invited for a second interview in San Francisco, scheduled for April 28, 2018. All finalist candidates must attend the second interview in person.

 

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