FWSF Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

All recipients meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • 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.
  • Be enrolled either at:
    1. The main physical campus of a Bay Area accredited 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 3.0 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 (these may be virtual events).

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, both academic and community
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to participate in FWSF community
  • Alignment with Financial Women of San Francisco goals
  • Financial need 

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 Thursday, April 1, 2021, and Thursday, April 15, 2021. This interview will take place at a location convenient to your college or university or remotely.

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 (unless otherwise communicated), scheduled for April 24, 2021. All finalist candidates must attend the second interview in person unless FWSF decides to conduct the interviews remotely for unforeseeable reasons.

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