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 750 words addressing the following:

  • The area of business you expect to study and your reason for choosing this field;
  • How your business education fits your life/career goals;
  • 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; and
  • Why you believe you deserve this scholarship

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

iv. A current photo. This photo will be attached to your application and used during interviews to connect names with faces. If 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. Two letters of recommendation. The letters are a part of your application submittal and must be included no later than Sunday, March 22nd, 11:59 pm. Note that for recommenders uploading the letters themselves, you will need to submit your application before they can upload the letters. Therefore, you will need to complete your application in advance of the deadline so they have enough time to upload the letters by the deadline; be sure to coordinate.

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. Also, review how we would like your bio written.

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

Applications for 2020 are being accepted from January 1, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PST. No exceptions will be made regarding the deadline.

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If you have questions please call us at (415) 586-8599 or email: info@financialwomensf.org.

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