Scholarship Application

In keeping with its tradition of supporting young women in their aspirations of achieving successful careers in the finance industry, Women in Public Finance is now accepting applications for its 2018 Award & Scholarships.

The scholarship deadline has been extended to August 15, 2018!

The purpose of the Women in Public Finance Award & Scholarship 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 young women to consider careers in finance and, more specifically, public finance.
● Provide an opportunity for award recipients to meet women established in the public finance industry and learn about various career options and opportunities available to them.

Award and Scholarship Overview
Women in Public Finance maintains a scholarship program that provides, annually, up to ten recipients with an Award and Scholarship.

To qualify and apply for the 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 2018;
2. Minimum of 3.0 G.P.A. or equivalent;
3. Exhibit leadership skills through extracurricular activities, volunteer positions, and/or work experience;
4. Have an interest in pursuing a public finance related career in finance, government, nonprofits or law; and
5. Complete and submit the attached 2018 Award and Scholarship application form (including submission of the required essays), along with a photocopy of your most recent unofficial high school transcript, VIA EMAIL to so that the application is RECEIVED no later than 11:59pm, EDT, on August 15, 2018.
Scholarship recipients will be notified prior to September 4, 2018 and a list of all Award and Scholarship winners will be posted on the WPF website ( after the annual conference to be held Friday, October 5, 2018.

Disclaimer: Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their applications are received by midnight EDT on the deadline date. Women in Public Finance will not consider applications that are submitted by means other than electronic submission to, that are incomplete or that arrive late, regardless of the reason.

Download Application Form
2018 Scholarship Application Form