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Hi, I'm a female Mexican student looking for a scholarship to study English as a second language in USA. I'm 27-years-old. I studied Spanish literature at National University of Mexico (UNAM). I hope that you can help me. Thanks for your information - Lorena

Here are some suggestions for scholarships:

  • Third Wave Foundation awards scholarships to activists women under the age of 30. Learn more at: www.thirdwavefoundation.org.
  • The Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation also provides scholarships to young women. Write to them: 116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10003
  • The Coca Cola Foundation offers many scholarships - and most are focused on people of color. Contact them to learn more.
  • The Foundation Center - which is based in New York City and a few other cities, lists many funding areas, including scholarships. I'm sure they will have some classified specifically for foreign students.
  • Another option is to actually apply to a university and seek financial aid from them.

Good luck and I hope this information helps you in your pursuit to study English in America.


Postscript: New resource:

The Possible Woman Foundation International has recently been approved for 501C3 status for The Possible Woman Foundation International, for the purpose of providing educational scholarships for women. Our primary focus is to give scholarships to women and girls to pursue academic educational opportunities, providing these women and girls who might not be able to otherwise experience these types of scholarship opportunities with the chance to grow, learn, and develop their possibilities. Our secondary focus is the formation of a Leadership Institute that provides Leadership Development programs for women returning to the work place for their professional career enhancement, and girls in need of mentoring programs to begin their individual skill development. The Mission of the Possible Woman Foundation International is to change the lives of women and girls globally through inclusive and collaborative leadership, integrity, and lifelong learning.

To download a copy of the scholarship application, please click here

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