Our scholarships are funded entirely by members of the Women's Success Network (WSN) through various fundraising events during the year. The scholarships are primarily for non-traditional aged students, who are obtaining or advancing skills through college or professional development courses.

This scholarship is available to women who wish to continue their education and training. As there are many other financial aid options available to the traditional student, students attending college directly from high school are not eligible for this scholarship.

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a specific course or program when scholarship is awarded
  • Have well-defined and obtainable goals
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Live in Eastern Massachusetts or Northern Rhode Island
  • Make themselves available for an in-person interview with WSN selection committee
  • Be willing and able to attend the Scholarship Award dinner on the first Wednesday in June

Applications are accepted from January 15 through March 15. 

Scholarship awards range from $250 to $1,500 and are awarded at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

The Scholarship Committee will review applications, conduct interviews, and notify applicants by mid-May. 

All scholarship applicants may begin the process by electronically submitting the completed application to the WSN Scholarship Committee. Enter the appropriate information and click submit. If you would like to submit a Word document, you must email it separately to, but you still need to complete this form to be considered.


1. GOALS: Describe your educational and career goals and the timeframe involved in achieving them, including any obstacles you have to overcome.


2. PROGRAM:  Identify the specific course or program you will use the scholarship money for, the hosting institution, and the total cost of attendance.


3. RESOURCES: What other financial resources do you intend to use to complete your education? i.e. scholarships, financial aid, grants, loans, etc.


4. PARTICIPATION: Please describe your participation in your local community, such as volunteer work, etc.


5. ACHIEVEMENTS: Please share any additional personal or scholastic achievements.


6. AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Please write a short autobiography including information about your family, work, experience, community involvement, hobbies, spare time activities and what you hope to do in the future.


7. MORE: Is there anything further you would like the WSN Scholarship Committee to consider as part of your application? Also, how were you referred to the WSN Scholarship (e.g., friend, newspaper, online)?


8. PHOTO: Please email a current photo of yourself with your full name to

By submitting this application, if you are awarded a scholarship you understand that you are required to attend the WSN Scholarship Awards dinner as our guest, which is held on the first Wednesday evening of June.

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