Beverly J Smith Scholarship 2019 | UPDATED



Beverly J Smith Scholarship 2019

The Beverly J Smith scholarship is a vintage scholarship, with a lot of history.

In 1881 Marion Talbot and Ellen Swallow Richards invited 15 alumnae from 8 colleges to a meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

The purpose of this meeting was to create an organization of women college graduates that would assist women in finding greater opportunities to use their education, as well as promoting and assisting other women’s college attendance.

The American Association of University Women ( AAUW ), officially founded in 1881,  is a non-profit organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

The organization has a nationwide network of 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and 800 college and university partners.  Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C. AAUW’s CEO is Kim Churches.

The AAUW  has done so many things for the society including making sure that day young ladies who had lost hope in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree go back to school.

This scholarship is undeniably sponsoring the gender equality movement, despite the fact that wasn’t the primary aim of this scholarship, but it has empowered the women race more than it was primary expected.

The Harrisburg Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) has now made its annual scholarship the Beverly J.

Smith Memorial Scholarship in honor of its past president an annual scholarship, where women looking to further their education in the undergraduate level would have the access to apply for this scholarship annually, not in flicks.

Ms. Smith was a nationally known and respected expert on refugee resettlement and immigration, who deed a lot of investment to humanity, and was clearly a humanitarian who believed in equality.

To honor her memory, the branch assists with the education of a woman working towards a Bachelor’s degree.

The program is open to female students who are enrolled as a full-time student and attending an accredited college or university.

The winners of the Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship will get up to $2,500 award toward their education.

The applicants must be citizens of the United States of America residing in Dauphin, Cumberland or Perry County.

The scholarship also favour students applicants with an apparent financial need, and also students who have shown reasonable academic achievements.

Students who has 3.4 CGPA and above would stand more chance of being awarded this scholarship.

The  impacts of this scholarship in the lives of female students in the United State of America cannot be overemphasized, it is definitely lifted their spirits and brought them to a level of equality, and self belonging.


Field/ Level of Study 

This Scholarship welcomes student studying at different fields to apply.

No field of study is secluded or favoured more than the other.

The only concrete criterion to win this scholarship is the gender aspect. The academic achievements, also plays a significant role.  And also being a permanent resident in the United States of America.

Courses related to art and science are all encompassing and permitted to be a part of this movement that has changed the lives of many women in the United State of America who are desperately in need of financial assistance to continue that tertiary education.

Applicants must be a woman who who has demonstrated extreme financial need, and already enrolled in a four year accredited university or college at the time of application.

Host Nationality.

The AAUW Harrisburg is a branch of the AAUW national organization was formed in 1921. This company plies its trade in the

United States of America since 1921.

The United States of America among the top countries of the world when it comes to housing scholarship platforms.

And they are once more a proud nationality of The AAUW Harrisburg is a branch of the AAUW national organization.

Host Nationality:
The United States Of America.

Eligibility Nationality.

The scholarship is open to women with permanent residence in  some specific states of  the United State of America.

The applicant must have permanent resident of Dauphin, Cumberland or Perry County.

ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY: United Stated of America

Scholarship Worth:

The Harrisburg Branch of AAUW Award is awarding the scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Note: This scholarship is not renewable.

The scholarship recipient may also receive Branch support to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.


Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

The applicant must have permanent resident of Dauphin, Cumberland or Perry County.

The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university located in Pennsylvania.

Female student having completed at least 60 credits toward a Bachelor’s degree by end of spring 2018 term.

The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in the fall 2018 term.

The applicant must have Demonstrate academic achievement with at least a 3.4 GPA .

Demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply:

In order to apply, the applicant may download application form go through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

Official transcript through spring term 2018

Financial aid form

Verification of enrollment

Three (3) personal references (2 of which must be academic and

Essay: type or print your essay on the following questions (limit your response to one page and 300 words maximum):

AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Beverly Smith’s philosophy of life could be summarized in the following Chinese proverb she favored: Tell me, I forget to

Show me, I remember to Involve me, I understand

How would your goals in life and field of study allow you to incorporate the values of AAUW and Beverly Smith?


Applicants must submit the application materials to the AAUW Scholarship Chair, P.O. Box 60911, Harrisburg, PA 17106-0911


The application deadline is due on June , 2018. And June 2019,for the year 2019.




American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers six different types of grants and fellowships for women.

These include American Fellowships for women scholars who are US citizens or permanent residents;

International Fellowships for women from other countries who want to study in the US; and Selected Professions Fellowships to support women in the US pursuing a master’s degree in the fields of architecture, computer science, Engineering and Mathematics.

The Schlumberger Foundation

 The non-profit Schlumberger Foundation provides support for women in science and technology education.

Its flagship Faculty for the Future program awards fellowships to women who are from developing and emerging economies, for PhD or postdoctoral studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at universities worldwide.

Recipients are selected based on both scientific talent and leadership potential, with grant amounts decided based on an assessment of costs involved, up to US$50,000 per year.

More scholarships for women to study male-dominated STEM subjects can be found here.

PEO International

Established in 1869, the US-based PEO International runs six projects dedicated to helping women further their education.

The PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund provides international scholarships for women from outside of the US and Canada hoping to pursue graduate-level studies in one of those two countries.

The PEO Program for Continuing Education provides need-based grants of up to US$3,000 for women in the US and Canada whose educational path has been interrupted for various reasons. And the PEO STAR Scholarship and PEO Scholar Awards provide scholarships for women applying to study at undergraduate and doctoral levels respectively.

Margaret McNamara Education Grants

The Margaret McNamara Education Grants offer scholarships for women aged 25 or over who are studying in the US, Canada, or select universities in South Africa and Latin America. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of women and children, and be from a country designated as a “lower or middle income developing member country”

(full list here).

Zonta International

Working to promote the rights, wellbeing and professional status of women worldwide, Zonta International offers two scholarship programs.

The Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship awards a series of annual scholarships for women studying business management at undergraduate or master’s level. Recipients must be members of the Zonta club, with scholarships worth US$2,000 at district/region level and US$8,000 at international level.

The Amelia Earhart Fellowship is for women studying at PhD level in the aerospace field. This scheme awards 30 fellowships each year to women around the world, worth US$10,000 each, which can be used to support doctoral studies at any university or college.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

Google’s Women Techmakers Scholars Program scheme awards scholarships to women studying in the field of computer science and technology at undergraduate or graduate level.

Scholarships are worth around US$10,000 and are awarded across the globe, with applicants assessed on their academic and leadership background. In addition to financial support, successful applicants are also invited to one of Google’s major regional offices for a special ‘retreat’, including workshops, speakers, networking and social activities.


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