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Women in Leadership Scholarships

The USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program is the result of the efforts of two dedicated leaders: President Judy Genshaft and Mrs. Carol Morsani. These visionary women created a program focused on fundraising and education in order to enhance the educational and career choices available for female students, faculty and staff at the University of South Florida. The program's official launch was in May 2005 when community leaders from the Tampa Bay area gathered for a panel discussion featuring some of Tampa Bay's high achievers, including Susan Martinez, AJ Jemison, Rhea Law, Sue Zelenko and Judy Lisi.

WIL offers several scholarships, below are some suggested scholarships for PCGS students. 

WLP/Betty Castor Scholarship for Global Initiatives
This scholarship provides renewable support based on merit and financial need for full-time undergraduate or graduate students in any college on the Tampa campus with an interest in studying or pursuing a career addressing global issues and initiatives.

WLP/Esther Schneid Memorial Scholarship
Provides a renewable award of up to $1,000 per year for a USF student, with preference given to females. Award will be given based on financial need, leadership positions held, and community service activities. A student must exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit, be a Florida resident and can be either an undergraduate or graduate student.

WLP/Berkman Family Scholarship
Provides a renewable award of up to $1,000 per year to a USF student with preference given to female students.

Opens in October 2020 | Deadline: February 2021

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Scholarships

NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources.

NOAA offers scholarships, internships, and fellowships. Below are some suggested scholarships for PCGS students.

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship
The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research — particularly by female and minority students — in NOAA mission-related sciences of oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology, including all science, engineering, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas. (The application period for the 2020 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program is now closed. The 2021 application period will open up in October 2020.)

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Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship/ Study Grant

Travel and living costs are provided for graduates to teach English for one year in one of 47 countries. Cost of study in that country is sometimes covered.

Deadline: Every October

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Schwarzman Scholars

Schwarzman Scholars, inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, is a program designed to help future leaders meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond by preparing them to better understand China's culture, economy, governance, and motivations. Scholars will study for a one-year Master's degree in public policy, international relations, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China's most prestigious institutes of higher education. A Schwarzman Scholar should demonstrate extraordinary leadership potential, the ability to anticipate paradigm changes, strong intellectual capacity and exemplary character.

Deadline: Every October

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Tampa Bay OWIT Scholarships

The Tampa Bay OWIT (TBOWIT) scholarships are designed to help support a deserving student male or female in an international study opportunity. The scholarships are designed for those students who are interested in international relations, development, trade, economics, or business.

Deadline: November 30

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Environmental Research & Education Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded by EREF to recognize excellence in master's and doctoral waste management research and education. Applications from students outside the United States or studying abroad will receive equal consideration.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Florida Stormwater Association Educational Foundation’s (FSAEF) Stormwater Scholarship for 2020

Graduate students studying water quality, stormwater management or stormwater finance are eligible to receive the scholarship and are encouraged to apply.

The Florida Stormwater Association (FSA) is a non-profit, professional association of local governments, engineering and consulting firms, water management districts, and academic institutions that have an interest in stormwater management and finance. Its goals are to improve water quality and enhance the stormwater management profession in Florida. The FSA Educational Foundation is a parallel organization that supports FSA through stormwater research and the scholarship program.

Deadline: August 21st, 2021

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AWWA Scholarship Program

American Water Works Association is developing the world’s largest scholarship program for the world’s largest water association. Currently offering over $200,000 in academic scholarships and achievement awards, our corporate donors trust the AWWA Engineering Technical Services Department to manage and collect applications from the best and the brightest students in North America, to guide the judging and ranking through a qualified scholarship committee, and to award the best candidates. The scholarships are mutually beneficial to the corporate sponsors and recipients, as they create a mentoring partnership which can result in an employment opportunity.

Deadline: December 21, 2020

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