Scholarships


Deadline for application extended to August 31, 2012

Keeping it’s tradition in supporting young women in there aspirations to obtain successful careers in the finance industry, Women in Public Finance is now accepting applications for it’s 2012 scholarship program.

The purpose of the Women in Public Finance scholarship program is to:

  • Recognize college-bound high school females who have exhibited scholastic achievement, preferably with a demonstrated aptitude in mathematics, and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Encourage the consideration of careers in finance and, more specifically, public finance.
  • Provide an opportunity for award recipients to meet women established in the public finance area and expose young women to various career options and opportunities.

Achievement Award and Scholarship Overview
Women in Public Finance has a scholarship program that provides, annually, up to ten recipients with an
Achievement Award and a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to $2,000. The purpose of the Women in
Public Finance scholarship program is to:

  1. Recognize college-bound high school female students who have exhibited scholastic achievement, preferably with an established aptitude in mathematics, and demonstrated leadership skills;
  2. Encourage the consideration of careers in finance and, more specifically, public finance; and
  3. Provide an opportunity for award recipients to meet women established in the public finance area and expose young women to various career options and opportunities.

Application (NOTE: DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 31, 2012)
To qualify and apply for the Achievement Award and scholarship, the applicant must, at a minimum:

  1. Be a female, college-bound high school student entering her senior year in the fall of 2012
  2. Display an aptitude in math;
  3. Exhibit leadership skills through extracurricular activities, volunteer positions, and/or work
    experiences;
  4. Have an interest in pursuing a career in finance, government, nonprofits, or law; and
  5. Complete and submit the attached 2012 Achievement Award and scholarship application form
    including the required essays along with a photocopy of your most recent unofficial high
    school transcript via e-mail or mail so that the application is RECEIVED no later than August 31,
    2012 to:

Women in Public Finance Scholarship Committee
PO Box 1195
Chicago IL 60690-1195
e-mail: scholarship@wpfc.com

Download Application Form
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2012 WPF Scholarship Form (PDF)