2017 Scholarship applications are now closed
Check back soon for more information on 2018 Scholarships
The Young Women’s Alliance Foundation offers a variety of scholarships that help transform the lives of young women in the Austin area. These scholarships help the recipients attain their educational and career goals and meet their financial needs.
The $2,000 YWAF Higher Education Scholarship is available to women attending Central Texas universities who have completed 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or who are enrolled in graduate school. Recipients are chosen based on commitment to community service, leadership potential, demonstrated financial need, and academic achievement.
For questions or for more information about the YWAF Higher Education Scholarship, please contact Dana Such, Vice President of Giving & Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The $2,000 YWAF Young Leaders Scholarship is available to female seniors attending Austin area high schools and is to be used toward college or trade school tuition. The ideal recipient has demonstrated strength of character, leadership potential, community-mindedness, academic promise and financial need.
For questions or for more information about the YWAF Young Leaders Scholarship, please contact Dana Such, Vice President of Giving & Development at email@example.com.
Look out for the 2017-2018 applications in the upcoming months!
Higher Education Scholarship
Anayeli is pursuing Dual Masters degrees in Social Work and Latin American Studies at UT-Austin. Her passion for immigration and social issues has led to her collaboration with various nonprofits in Austin. After the completion of her degrees, Anayeli aspires to attain her clinical license to provide therapy for low-income Spanish speakers in Texas while also engaging in research projects that would bring awareness to the needs of immigrants across the state.
Young Leaders Scholarship
A native from Colombia, Laura is a focused, compassionate leader. She is the student government vice president at East View High School in Georgetown. She has contributed over 2000 hours of service helping kids in our community and abroad. Laura is passionate about law, leadership, and social justice. She has demonstrated strength and leadership as she builds her path to reach her dream to become a Pre-Law student. Her ultimate goal is to become a US Supreme Court Judge.
Frequently asked questions
Can I be paid and/or receive school credit for my Community Impact Project?
All Community Impact Projects must be done on a volunteer basis. Paid internships do not qualify, but you may participate in an unpaid internship for which you are receiving school credit.
The organization that I want to work with does not need me to dedicate 40 hours to one project. Can I do more than one project with the organization?
Yes. As long as your 40 hours are completed with the same organization, you are free to work on more than one project. In your Community Impact Project proposal, please outline your goals for each project you are undertaking for the organization.
Can I only work with a nonprofit organization for my Community Impact Project?
While nonprofit organizations undoubtedly offer the most opportunities for community impact, your work does not have to be with a nonprofit organization. You might work with a for-profit group on a particular project that helps the community or undertake something on your own without the backing of a nonprofit organization.
How are winners determined?
A panel of judges from YWA reviews each application and selects the winners.
When are the winners determined?
The winners are notified in early May.
If I am selected, when will I receive my scholarship?
Scholarships will be mailed before the start of the school year in the fall.
What kind of community service is YWA looking for?
A good candidate will show community involvement; an ideal candidate will show dedication to a cause or charity.