The Women’s Board Scholarship Program Application Process

The Scholarship Program opens on December 15, 2020.

The 2021 Scholarship Application Process

To be eligible to receive a scholarship, all of the below requirements must be received by Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. The application system will be automatically removed from the website at precisely 5:00 p.m. Please allow yourself plenty of extra time to meet this deadline, because the system cannot be restored to accept late applications. All other emailed and mailed documents must be dated or postmarked by March 15, 2021.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Please read the FAQ  at Frequently Asked Questions carefully to save yourself some time and frustration. Some of our processes have been significantly changed since last year in order to expedite processing in the current environment.

Select the Appropriate Online Application:

Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Note: For the best user experience, we recommend using the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari browsers to complete your application.

Submit Supporting Documents:

  • Two Signed Letters of Recommendation (ONLY two letters will be considered):
    • Email to: [email protected] 
      The recommenders may email their letters directly from their own email address or may send them through their professional office or the applicant’s high school counselor, if applicable. An applicant may also forward a recommendation emailed directly to them or scan in a signed letter that was mailed directly to them. An email is considered “signed” if it comes from an email address as described above. 
  • Proof of United States Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence (View Acceptable Documents)
    • Email to: [email protected].  
      Please send a copy of the appropriate acceptable document listed in the link above. A driver’s license with a Star is an acceptable proof. While we prefer email, we will accept copies of your documents sent through regular mail to: the Women’s Board Scholarship Committee, PO Box 432, Olney, MD 20830. If you choose to use regular mail, please send your documents well before March 15 to ensure we receive them by the deadline. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.
      Note: Women’s Board Scholarship recipients from 2017 and subsequent years have already provided proof of United States Citizenship or of lawful permanent residence and DO NOT need to provide it again.
  • Official Transcript (Must be submitted by the Registrar’s Office or High School Counselor’s office):
  • Resume (Optional)

Helpful Hints for Submitting Your Application and Supporting Documentation

  • Be prepared to submit your application in one sitting. There is not a way to save your application and come back to finish it later. Do not complete parts of the application and submit it hours later, your work may be lost and an error message may appear. Our system does updates throughout the day and evening and your application may reset. We recommend that you first complete the personal statements and any other lengthy responses in a Word Document and save it to your computer.
  • Do not expect an immediate answer to your email asking if we have received your documents. We receive a large volume of emails and processing each application and document individually takes time. We suggest that you set your email options to request an acknowledgement when we open your email. That way you will know we have received what you sent.
  • For students taking classes during the Fall of 2020, we recommend that the transcript submitted shows the grades.
  • No supporting documentation will be accepted after Monday, March 15, 2021. To ensure all of your documents are submitted on time, request your documents well in advance.
  • DO NOT submit duplicate supporting documents.

Have more questions?

View our Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions about the Women’s Board Scholarship Program, please feel free to contact The Scholarship Committee at [email protected] or leave a message at 301-774-8840. For the quickest response, we recommend communicating via email.