celebrating 5 years of helping women achieve higher education dreams!
The Women With Promise Scholarship Program began in 2018 as part of our commitment to make a difference in the lives of North Texas women. Our goal is to offer women the opportunity to begin or restart their journey toward a college degree. Higher education is a life-changing path that opens new career opportunities with the prospect of financial enrichment and a higher quality of life. Outcomes include improved self-esteem, higher job satisfaction and instilling an important family legacy of college education in future generations.
First priority candidates are women who have the greatest emotional and financial challenges as they gain the work skills necessary to support themselves and/or their families. Our funds target women who are in desperate financial situations and need both an education and our funds to assist them in developing skills to elevate their future work opportunities.
Support is available for residents of north Texas who are full or part-time students attending or planning to attend educational programs at accredited institutions of higher learning. Scholarships are awarded to assist with tuition, books and fees and generally range from $250 to $5,000. Scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution prior to the start of the course. The number of scholarships awarded per semester or term is dependent upon the number of sponsors and donations received.
Please review the application steps below or use these buttons to begin your application now:
Celebrating Our Scholarship Program's First Graduate!
"Graduating to me means self worth and confidence. I'm now armed to do anything I put my mind to. Graduating is my pride and glory no one can take away from me."
Jenish, WWP Scholar & Program's First Graduate
Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.
A woman who meets the following requirements is eligible to apply:
Accepted into an accredited course of study at an accredited institution (College, University, Trade/Vocational School)
Demonstrates a need for financial assistance
Exhibits a strong desire, ability and determination to complete the academic course
Has partnered with a non-profit organization or social agency for at least six months
A sponsor within that organization/agency is willing to provide mentoring support for the student throughout her educational experience
Resides in north Texas
Is a citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S. or has immigration status which makes her eligible for FAFSA
4 steps to apply
documents that you will need to provide
W-2 or 1099
Academic plan which includes the degree you are working towards, tentative semester schedule and an overview of your education plan
Institution’s invoice showing all charges for the course(s) you plan to attend
Copy of your financial aid award letter if you received financial aid
Copy of the first page of your Federal Income Tax Return filed for the past two (2) years
Economic plan which includes budgeting of time and money based on your current resources
Typed two (2) – five (5) page narrative
Your sponsoring agency’s 501(c)(3) verification letter
review and selection
Applications are reviewed in the order they are received, however, priority is given to current recipients. New applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee utilizing a redacted application. During the review process the scholarship committee may contact the applicant, sponsor or reference. The scholarship committee will submit their recommendations to the Women With Promise Board for final approval. Each applicant will be notified, in writing, of the board’s final decision. Typically, the review and approval process takes two to six weeks, however, under certain circumstances Women With Promise may continue to accept applications up to the start of the semester.
Please DO NOT inquire to Women With Promise about your application status. Once decisions are finalized a team member will notify you in writing.
re-applying for next semester
The renewal process is a refresh of the original application and therefore a much shorter process. You can re-apply as soon as you have your institution's invoice showing all charges for your next course. To qualify, your GPA for the previous semester must be 2.75 or higher.
Notice of confidentiality
All information contained in this application will be considered confidential.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
The Women With Promise scholarship program does not discriminate in its selection policy, programs or activities on the basis of race, color, creed, disability, national/ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation or disabled veteran/Vietnam era veteran status.
The first section of the application contains various questions regarding your background, employment, upcoming education and financial information.
Provide an example of a challenge you have faced and the specific steps you took to overcome the challenge.
What do you view as your greatest strength and your greatest opportunity to grow as an individual? Provide an example of how you have applied your greatest strength in your life.
What challenge(s) do you anticipate may impact your ability to complete your educational plan? Examples include: transportation, child care, managing part-time work while attending school). What resources have you identified to help you with these?
Please provide any additional information that you believe is important to consider in understanding why you should be considered for the scholarship.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to identify a sponsoring agency (a non-profit or social services agency – 501(c) (3)) that she has worked with for a minimum of six (6) months/or three (3) months. The sponsoring agency agrees to sponsor (provide support and advocacy) for the candidate’s educational efforts.
Review your academic plan with your sponsoring agency’s advocate; must include the degree/certification seeking, specific classes, tentative semester schedule and an overview of the full academic plan.
Review your financial plan which should incorporate current financial obligations and needs throughout the educational experience.
Identify support network, resources available within the community for medical care, transportation, acclimating to the language, campus and system of the school or training program.
The sponsoring agency must complete the “Sponsor Agreement” form and include the agency’s 501(c)(3) verification letter.
Choose a professional contact to complete the two-page reference form on your behalf.
Here are the forms you will need to complete prior to beginning an application online, this way you have the forms ready to upload: