Financial Women of San Francisco (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.
The 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
- Non US Citizens are also eligible 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 500 words addressing
- If you were given $10,000 to make a meaningful difference in other women’s lives, to empower them with self-reliance and freedom of choice, what would you do?
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. Two letters of recommendation. The letters are a part of your application submittal and must be included no later than Sunday, March 25th, 11:59PM. We strongly suggest that you partner with your recommenders at the beginning of the scholarship cycle to provide assurance that the letters can be uploaded promptly and in advance of 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
Sunday, March 25th 11:59PM PST.
No exceptions will be made regarding the deadline.
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.