A majority of businesses in America are small businesses, employing close to 80% of individuals in the country. This means supporting small and upstart businesses is important to our overall economic success (as well as for the individuals who stake it all on starting a business). One group who has historically contributed a great deal to the formation of small businesses, and yet has enjoyed less support than others includes women entrepreneurs. Today this is changing, with a wide variety of support programs designated specifically for women who want to start their own organization. Below we present 50 such ways you can pursue an entrepreneurial education as a women, enjoy!

Avon Foundation

  • Varies
  • The Avon Foundation provides awards to high school graduates who are pursuing a higher education degree.
  • Applicants must be a woman who has graduated high school.

Altrusa International Foundation

  • 5000
  • This award is available to students in Michigan who are returning to school after a minimum of a 2 year absence.
  • Candidates must be returning on the undergraduate level.

Amber Grants

  • 10000
  • Amber Grants are available to women who show interest in entrepreneurship. One $10,000 award is given per month.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and be a woman.

Arcus Foundation

  • Varies
  • The Arcus Foundation grant is available to students who are registered as an organizational entity with legal standing and are employed by an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Applicants must be registered as an organizational entity with legal standing.

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

  • 10000
  • The Arthur M. Blank Foundation grant is available to students who are actively fighting to overcome a life changing injury or illness.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate financial need and show evidence of the traumatic injury or illness through documentation.

Association For Women In Mathematics

  • Varies
  • This award is given to women who want to pursue an education and career in mathematical sciences.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must be pursuing a career in mathematical sciences.

Association for Women In Science Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Varies
  • This scholarship is available to women who have completed at least 2 years of higher education and are pursuing a degree in science, physical science, or engineering.
  • Candidates must demonstrate financial need, be a women, and plan on contributing to a science related field.

Avon Foundation

  • Varies
  • The Avon Foundation provides awards to high school graduates who are pursuing a higher education degree.
  • Applicants must be a woman who has graduated high school.

Bell Capital

  • 1000
  • This scholarship is available to upcoming high school graduates and attend a high school that is in rural Texas.
  • Applicants must maintain a minimum of a “B” average.

Beyonce’s Beygood

  • Varies
  • The Beyonce’s Beygood Scholarship is available to students who are involved with “The Boys and Girls Club” who are high school seniors.
  • Candidates must be a high school senior who is pursuing a higher education degree and must be able to demonstrate financial need along with academic achievements.

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

  • 1000
  • The Hispanic Heritage Youth Award is available to students of Hispanic heritage that are high school seniors.
  • To meet eligibility requirements student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, be of Hispanic ancestry, and have a business related goal.

California Institute of Advanced Management (CIAM) Entrepreneurship Scholarship

  • 3000
  • This scholarship is available to students who have an active business with customer activity within the last 6 months.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be able to show proof of their business.

Cartier Women’s Initiative Award

  • Varies
  • This scholarship is available to women entrepreneurs who are at the beginning stages of creating a small business.
  • Candidates must be a female who is 21 years old.

Yoobly Business Scholarship

  • Varies
  • This scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a major in marketing or commerce along with any field directly related to business.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must want to pursue a degree in a business related field.

Thiel Fellowship

  • Varies
  • This scholarship is available to students who have demonstrated their ability to be innovate and harbor a desire to become an entrepreneur.
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizen to apply.

California Institute of Advanced Management (CIAM) Entrepreneurship Scholarship

  • Varies
  • This scholarship is available to students who have an active business with customer activity within the last 6 months.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be able to show proof of their business.

FedEx Small Business Grant

  • Varies
  • Each year The FedEx Small Business Grant provides 10 awards per year to women who are entrepreneurs or own a small business.
  • Candidates must be a woman entrepreneur or a small business owner.

Leonard Family Business Scholarship

  • 5000
  • Each year one scholarship is awarded to students who are cancer survivors and desire to pursue a business degree in hopes of working in the food industry.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must be able to provide proof of a cancer diagnosis.

Media Fellows Scholarship

  • 3000
  • This award is available to students that show a desire to pursue an advertising or public policy major.
  • Eligibility requirements include being an undergraduate student who is already enrolled and attending a university or college.

Triadex Services Scholarship

  • 750
  • The Triadex Services Scholarship is available to students who desire to work in marketing, entrepreneurship, or technology.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university or be a high school senior. Applicants must also maintain a minimum of a 3.3 GPA.

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

  • 5000
  • The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is available to underprivileged students or first-generation college students.
  • Applicants must maintain a minimum of a 3.5 GPA, have proof of attending a 4-year college degree, and be an underrepresented student who can demonstrate financial need.

Women in Defense Michigan – STEM Scholarship

  • 2500
  • The Women in Defense Michigan Scholarship is available to female high school seniors who want to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Applicants will need to have a desire to work in a career related to public security and defense.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must be a high school senior in a Michigan school who is pursuing a S.T.E.M. major upon graduation.

Business Plan Scholarship

  • 1000
  • This scholarship is available to full-time students. This award aims to help find students internships and job placements as well.
  • Candidates do not have to meet any GPA requirements but must be a full-time students who is enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship

  • 5000
  • This scholarship is available current college students or incoming freshmen who are pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree at an accredited institution.
  • Applicants must attend an accredited college and be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree.

Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

  • 2000
  • This scholarship is available to freshmen, juniors, and seniors who are college students.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 24 and be a U.S. citizen to apply.

Insureon Scholarship Program

  • 2500
  • This scholarship is available to undergraduate students who are a United States citizen.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must a U.S. resident and an undergraduate student.

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation Affinity Plus Scholarship

  • 5000
  • Each year two scholarships are awarded to Minnesota students or Affinity Plus members who are pursuing a career in the music industry.
  • Applicants must be a junior or senior, be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university, and must have completed a minimum of 60 credits.

House of Blues Music Forward Foundation Scholarships

  • 10000
  • This scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a career in live entertainment.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must have completed a minimum of 60 credits and be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

ICSC Foundation Graduate Scholarships

  • 10000
  • This scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in retail real estate or a field that is directly related to it.
  • Candidates must demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

Magnetic Trading Financial Scholarship

  • 1000
  • This scholarship is available to students who are majoring in finance, banking, economics, or business.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must be pursuing a career in a finance or business related field.

Lance Surety’s College Scholarship

  • 1500
  • This scholarship is available to both graduate and undergraduate students who have shown interest in starting a business.
  • Candidates must attend an accredited college or university. Vocational schools are allowed.

ISCS Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

  • 10000
  • This scholarship is available to full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • Applicants must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Jose Rivera-Alers Scholarship Application

  • 5000
  • The Jose Rivera-Alers Scholarship is available to students of Hispanic or Puerto Rican descent who are interested in pursuing a degree in a business related field.
  • Applicants must attend the City University of New York and be of Hispanic descent.

Kirtland Foundation Scholarship

  • Varies
  • The Kirtland Foundation Scholarship is for students who was to pursue a degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or human resources.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must live in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Leonard Family Business Scholarship

  • 5000
  • This award is available to cancer survivors who want to pursue a career in the food service industry.
  • Candidates must be able to show proof of cancer.

Lewis Cenker Scholarship

  • Varies
  • The Lewis Cenker Scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a career in the home building industry.
  • Applicants must be a Georgia student and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship

  • 5000
  • This scholarship is available to students who are Asian American and want to pursue a career in entrepreneurship.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must be at least 25% Asian American and/or Pacific Islander. Students must also maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Media Fellows Scholarship

  • 3000
  • This award is available to undergraduate students who have shown interest in advertising and public policy.
  • Candidates must be at the undergraduate level and already attending a college or university in the United States.

Mercatus Joseph Schumpeter Undergraduate Fellowship

  • 1000
  • This renewable scholarship is available to both full-time and part-time students who are studying political economy.
  • Applicants must attend George Mason University.

Merchants Exchange of Portland Scholarship Fund

  • 2000
  • This scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a degree in maritime affairs and/or international trade.
  • Candidates must maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and be able to demonstrate academic achievement.

Lily Pabilona Emerging Entrepreneur Scholarship

  • 5000
  • This scholarship is available to Asian American students who want to pursue entrepreneurship.
  • Candidates must be at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander.

The Mortgage Reports Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

  • 1000
  • This scholarship is available to students who are pursuing business or finance and want to work on their own business ideas.
  • Applicants must be majoring in business or finance and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships

  • 10000
  • This merit-based scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a degree that is related to the restaurant industry.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic achievements and want to pursue a career in the restaurant industry.

NGA Foundation Scholarships

  • Varies
  • NGA Foundation Scholarships offer awards to full-time students who plan on pursuing a career with independent grocers.
  • Candidates must be a rising sophomore, maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, and be a full-time student.

Open Meadows Foundation

  • 2000
  • This award is available to women who own a business or project that benefits women and girls.
  • To meet eligibility requirements applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Reveka Rose Scholarship

  • 1000
  • The Reveka Rose Scholarship is available to women who are enrolled full-time or are in the process of enrolling to an accredited college or university.
  • To meet eligibility requirements students must identify as women and show interest in entrepreneurship. There is no GPA requirement.

The Halstead Grant

  • 8500
  • The Halstead Grant is available to students and professional jewelry makers who are pursuing a career in metal jewelry design.
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens who do not have a felony and started to sell jewelry after 2014.

Women in Defense Michigan – STEM Scholarship

  • 2500
  • This scholarship is available to female high school seniors who want to pursuing a degree in engineering, technology, science, or math and show interest in a career in national security or defense.
  • Applicants must be a female citizen and a resident of Michigan.

Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship

  • 5000
  • The Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship is available to Asian Americans who are an incoming freshman and show interest in entrepreneurship.
  • Candidates must be Asian American, be a resident of California, and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarships

  • 10000
  • This merit-based scholarship is available to students who are pursuing a degree that is related to the restaurant industry.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic achievements and want to pursue a career in the restaurant industry.