How to Apply

 

CWEF’s mission is to invest in women who are transforming their lives through education for themselves, their families, and their communities. Since 1976, CWEF has provided over 600 scholarships enabling women to pursue economic equity through education and a career.

The CWEF Scholarship Opportunity Application 2021 is closed. We look forward to considering your application in 2022. The documents below are for review purposes only and will be different in 2022.

Eligible applicants need to demonstrate financial need, academic ability, leadership skills, career goals, and community involvement. To be eligible to apply you must be able to answer YES to ALL five of the following items:

  • a woman (identify as a woman) at least 25 years of age at the time of the application
  • a U.S. citizen
  • a resident of Colorado for at least 12 months prior to the application deadline May 31st (You must reside in Colorado while earning your certification or degree.)
  • enrolled in or already attending an accredited educational institution of higher learning or vocational training (Applicants can be earning a certification, or associates, bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree.)
  • able to provide an official copy or photocopy with official seal or authorized signature of a college or high school transcript showing your cumulative grade point average (GPA)

Click here to download the Scholarship Opportunity Checklist, which outlines the documents you will be required to gather and upload into your online scholarship application. As well, it includes five questions that will be in the online application so you can start preparing your responses.

Click here to download the Statement of Acceptance and Schedule of Fees form, which must be completed by the institution in which you are enrolled and returned to you so you can upload it into your online scholarship application. Click here to download a fillable copy of the Statement of Acceptance and Schedule of Fees form.

Click here to download the Financial Worksheet. This worksheet will be helpful for you to compile and calculate the required financial information you will enter into your online scholarship application.

Click here to download two copies of the Recommendation Form. Each form must be completed by a nonrelative and returned to you so you can upload both of them into your online scholarship application. Click here to download fillable copies of the Recommendation Form. 

The application deadline is May 31st for fall and/or spring semester or quarter awards. Applicants are emailed in June once their application is processed and notified about scholarship awards in August. CWEF awards at least 20 scholarships per year and typically for $1,000 each. Scholarship funds awarded by CWEF will be sent directly to the recipient’s school to be applied to her account. Email office@cwef.org with questions or for assistance.