Scholarship applications now open!
Applications close March 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the 2016-2017 season are now open!
Higher Education Scholarship
Anne Daly-Lesch will begin her first year as a PhD candidate studying Language and Literacy within the School of Education’s Curriculum and Instruction department at the University of Texas at Austin this coming school year. Her passion for social justice and educational equity started during her time as an AmeriCorps volunteer and grew in her first years as a teacher as a Teach for America corps member. During her years of service and teaching, Anne has come to understand first-hand the inequities that reside within a traditional education model that particularly disenfranchise marginalized students. Anne believes in the power of literacy and engaging young people in meaningful reading and writing practices that can lead to social change. The aim of the Doss Literacy Club is to foster authentic reading and writing habits, so that students can use these skills to understand and enrich their lives, the lives of others, and their world at large. With her PhD, Anne plans to pursue a career in academia to continue fighting for educational equity and social justice
Perla Grimal Ramirez
Young Leaders Scholarship
Perla is a focused and driven student, and the Student Body President at the Ann Richards School. She enjoys serving her community, and has in total contributed over 1000 hours of service.
Being a first generation student, going to college―let alone graduating high school―has seemed as an outreach for individuals in her family. This is the reason she developed an early mindset of graduating from college as a priority in furthering her education. Every step she’s taken forward, every organization she’s been a part of, and every academic endeavor Perla has ever worked towards, has been for the same goal.
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.