For reasons beyond their control, women from low-income families are less likely than their middle-class counterparts to attend and finish college. This makes it tough for them to get well-paying jobs, maintain healthy lifestyles, and enjoy full societal and civic participation. What many of these young women do have, however, is intellect, resilience, and spark. PowHERful Foundation scholarships and programs exist to get these young women out of the shadows and on the road towards their dreams. Starting with just six girls in 2005, the Foundation has grown into an organization serving 25 young women in our daily program. We reach an even broader audience through our PowHERful Enrichment Conferences, a day-long event focused on educational, personal and professional development for high school and college-aged participants in cities around the country.


Meet Our Scholars
Eligibility & FAQ
• Acceptance to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent • Evidence of financial need • Be willing to commit to 5-10 hours of community service a week • G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher • Completion of full application including a completed Student Aid Report from the FAFSA or the CSS Profile
You must be 17 years of age or older.
Applications will be open again in March 2019 and will be announced on all of our social media platforms and newsletters.
Scholars receive tuition, room and board, textbooks, plus additional wraparound services which include but are not limited to mentors, internships, and tutoring.
Please feel free to contact us at scholars@powherful.org.