As a recent engineering graduate myself and with a sister who took engineering I appreciate how hard it can be for women in engineering and the benefits to society of having a larger gender split of engineering graduates.
My sister is a strong believer in the benefits of having women in engineering and she also puts a lot of effort encouraging other women to take engineering.
She put together an impressive resource with all the grants she could find that would help her attend college and offered to share it here for other women considering engineering….
Grants TitleDescriptionsURL
AWIS Predoctoral AwardsSponsored By: Association for Women in Science

Sponsor Type: Non-Profit Organization/Agency/Association
Carnegie Mellon University Executive Women's Forum FellowshipSponsored By: Carnegie Mellon University, Information Networking Institute

Sponsor Type: College/University
Society of Women Engineers Graduate ScholarshipsSponsored By: Society of Women Engineers

Sponsor Type: Non-Profit Organization/Agency/Association
Graduate Women's Scholarship ProgramThe Microsoft Research Graduate Women’s Scholarship is a one-year scholarship program for outstanding women graduate students and is designed to help increase the number of women pursuing a PhD. This program supports women in the second year of their graduate studies. Women who are interested in this scholarship must apply during first year of graduate studies. Scholarships are granted by Microsoft Research at the discretion of Microsoft.Apply!
The SWE Scholarship ProgramThe SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In fiscal year 2012, SWE disbursed 198 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $577,000.Apply!
Scholarships/HORIZONSThe HORIZONS Scholarship was established in 1988 to encourage women to study science, technology, engineering, and math, plus other fields that support national security. The anniversary celebration began at the HORIZONS Luncheon at the 2012 National Conference.Apply!
SAE Women Engineers Committee Scholarshiphe SAE Women Engineers Committee established this scholarship to encourage young women graduating from high school to enter the field of engineering. They are committed to increasing the diversity of SAE membership, especially by promoting the participation and leadership of women.Apply!
UC College of Engineering Doctoral Scholarships for WomenThese scholarships were established by the College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury in 2007 to encourage women students to pursue doctoral degree study in any PhD subject of a department within the College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury.Apply!
Women in Engineering ScholarshipEligibility

All conditions must be met

Australian or New Zealand citizen, holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa, or an International student
Female studying Australian Year 12 or IB in 2012
Commencing any engineering undergraduate single or double degree included in the degrees offered by the Faculty of Engineering at a Monash campus in Australia
ANS Incoming Freshman ScholarshipANS Incoming Freshman Scholarships are awarded to graduating high-school seniors who have enrolled, full-time, in college courses and are pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering or have the intent to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering. ANS will give a maximum of four Incoming Freshman Scholarships annually. Each award is $1000.Apply!
College of Engineering ScholarshipsScholarships from the College of Engineering are available for incoming freshmen with no additional application. Additional scholarships may be available from the department offering the degree program to which a student has been admitted. See the departmental website for contact information.Apply!
Women in EMS ScholarshipsThese scholarships are made possible with the generous contributions and funding from current faculty and staff members here at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Students and alumni also support these scholarships. The scholarships are available for both incoming freshman and continuing students interested in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. Some scholarships listed here require special applications. They are noted on this page. Otherwise, please follow the application procedure as outlined at the UW-Platteville Financial Aid Scholarship web page.Apply!
Women in Engineering ScholarshipApply!
Lillian Moeller Gilbreth Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is for women who are college juniors or seniors studying engineering. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled full-time at an ABET-accredited institution. This scholarship is renewable one time, but only for undergraduate-level study.Apply!
Stony Brook University Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program seeks to increase the number of women in science, math and engineering fields through outreach, recruitment and retention efforts. Combining the vast resources of a major university with the close bonds of a small community, the WISE College Program enables undergraduate women to work closely with peers and faculty to form friendships and to achieve a solid background in their field.Apply!
Scholarship Opportunities for WomenThere are numerous scholarships available for women through the organizations listed below. We hope these resources are helpful as you pursue various funding opportunities in order to further your engineering career.Apply!
Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Educational AwardsUnknown may apply. For the undergraduate scholarship, applicants must be in their second or third year of college and expect to major in science or a related field. For the graduate scholarship, students must have been admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. in a life or physical science or engineering program. Selection is based on academic achievement, the importance of the research question addressed, quality of the research, reference letters and the applicants' potential for future contributions to science and related fields.Apply!
IEEE Canada Women In Engineering PrizeScholarships Canadian IEEE student branch counsellors can nominate an exceptional student registered in Electrical, Electronics, or Computer Engineering or a Technology programme, for their final year of undergraduate studies, for a IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarship - $506,454 in 200 scholarships awarded since 1985Apply!
Susan E. Stutz-Mcdonald - SESM Scholarship FoundationThe Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship Foundation has been established to provide scholarships to female students studying environmental engineering at various universities.Apply!
ALPHA OMEGA EPSILON NATIONAL FOUNDATIONThe A.O.E. National Foundation promotes academic excellence by
awarding scholarships in varying amounts to women who promote
engineering and technical science by exemplifying high standards in:
Academic Achievement and Scholastic Aptitude
Community involvement
Extracurricular activities.
CEMF Undergraduate ScholarshipsThe Foundation offers five $5,000 annual scholarships to Canadian women in engineering in either their 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of study in an accredited program in Canada. One such scholarship is offered to students in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and BC Regions.Apply!

Have you ever seen the ad’s online promoting “Women in Engineering Grants” or “Single Parents school grants” and wondered are these real? Well the truth is that many of the ads you will see online are scams. Many of them take you to sites that want you to purchase lists of grants or they are just outright scams that take your money and give you nothing. The scam artists rely on those who need the grants most to not read everything and fall for their scheme. That does not mean that there are no single parent grants out there however you just have to know where to look. Below you will find some proven and authentic Grant programs for Single parents.

Education Grants for Women in Engineering and Single Mothers and Fathers based on Need:

State Grants

Several states offer education grants that are available for single fathers and mothers to apply for. State grants like their federal counterparts are geared at encouraging students towards a higher education and better income earning potential. They are not limited to single parents but many of the state programs will take family status into consideration with an application. The highest engineering approval rating and largest amounts of aid are awarded to the low income and disadvantaged families. If you need to research what programs your state offers do not follow the ad sites but instead visit your states official financial aid website.

Women in Engineering Scholarships

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants

The FSEOG programs are operated by each individual state. They operate much like the “grand daddy” of grants the Federal Pell grant and are awarded on need basis. Those students who have the most need financially based on a FAFSA application will receive the grants first.

The Federal Pell Grant Program

The Pell Grant program is not limited to single parents of course but it is often referred to as the “single mother grant” in the news. Federal Pell Grants have helped many single Fathers and Mothers go back to school to better their chances at higher paying jobs, while not taking on the financial burden of student loans. The Federal Pell Grant is most often awarded to undergraduate students and is fully financially need based. The Pell grant is free for engineers to apply and you can find the application at the FAFSA website.

Grants for Single Mothers and Fathers based on Merit:

The National SMART Grant (Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent)

The SMART grant is given to students in their third and fourth year of a science, mathematics, technology, engineering or computer sciences field. They also offer some grants in foreign language and non-liberal arts programs. Applicants must have and maintain upon being awarded the grant a Grade point average of at least 3.0. If you do not maintain this average you will not receive the funding.

Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)

This grant is designed for Second and First year students who have graduated high school in 2006 or after. The Academic Competiveness Grant is also based on merit and requires certain GPA requirements. If you qualify for the grant and are interested you should apply using the FAFSA application.

If you’re ever in doubt about the engineering program you wish to apply for research it. Never pay money for a list of programs that about grants you can see a wide variety of them for free on the US Department of Education’s website.