FWSF scholarships encourage leadership and provide opportunities
for San Francisco Bay Area women pursuing a degree in the fields of
accounting, finance and/or the financial services industry. Affiliation
with the Financial Women of San Francisco provides the opportunity to meet
potential mentors and network with successful finance professionals while
attending both educational and socially oriented programs.
FWSF awards $10,000 to Graduate Students and $5,000 to
Undergraduate Students for a total of approximately $100,000 each year.
- Female students enrolled
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
- Applicants must
maintain a GPA of 3.4 or equivalent
- Full-time and part-time students are welcome to apply
Additional criteria provided on our website:
- Leadership skills,
both academic and community
- Alignment with
Financial Women of San Francisco goals
- Financial need
Before completing your
application, please review the application here:
Review the Eligibility Requirements before submitting
2. Assemble the following documents (in electronic format) before submitting
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
ii. An essay of no more than 1,000 words addressing
The area of business you expect to study and your reason for choosing this
- 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;
- How your
business education fits your life/career goals;
- Why you believe
you deserve this scholarship;
iii. A complete unofficial transcript from your
current university or college, and your undergraduate transcript if you are
entering a graduate program, and;
iv. A current photo. This photo will be attached to
your application and used during interviews to connect names with faces. In the
event that 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
v. In addition: Immediately after the application
deadline two letters of recommendation must be sent directly from the
1. One from a professor or advisor familiar with your work;
2. One from a client or employer
As part of the application process you will have to provide the
name and email address of the people providing recommendation letters on your
behalf. We will then send the instructions to upload their letter after your
application is complete and accepted for submission. Please note that the automated email will not be sent to the recommender prior to the submission of your application. The sooner you complete your application, the more time your recommender has! The letters must be
received no later than Wednesday, April 12. Your application will be
disqualified if your recommendation letters have not been received by that
date. We strongly suggest that you alert your recommendation letter
writers of this deadline before you submit your application and that you
allow ample time after you submit the rest of your application so that your
recommendations are received by the deadline.
You may want to refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more
Complete the application below, including uploading supporting documents.
As you complete 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.
NOTE: You can save your application and return to finish it
April 12, 2017 11:59PM PST.
If you have questions please call us at (415)
586-8599 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are our tips and suggestions for conducting a successful
interview with our Scholarship interviewing team:
Basic interviewing tips for success:
appropriately; as though for a job interview (business attire).
- Consider style
of speaking/delivery. Avoid using fillers such as ‘like’ and ‘um.’
- Turn off and put
away cell phones in the interview.
- Answer questions
directly, expand with examples.
- Use good posture
and body language. Do not swing around in swivel chairs.
- Be professional
in attire and demeanor.
- Maintain eye
contact with the interviewer and the general group. Look the interviewer
in the eye while responding to questions.
Emphasize leadership and career. Be able to articulate current path and
passion. Be able to discuss short and long term goals and plans to achieve
3) Gain a solid
understanding of the FWSF by visiting the website, talking to members, etc.
Refrain from asking the interviewers to tell you about the FWSF as one of your
questions at the end.
4) Use the time in the
interview to expand on your personal experiences from your essay.
5) Speak positively about
accomplishments, avoid being bashful about your achievements, and assume the
interviewers know nothing about you.
6) Exhibit maturity –
candidates can almost talk themselves out of a scholarship by saying too much.