Welcome to the Girlterest Scholarship Program for Young Women

What is Girlterest?

Girlterest is a resource created to help and inspire women from all walks of life find meaningful content on the topics they care about the most. Our content is written from girls to girls, and our talented writers hail from all over the world. We are dedicated to creating fresh, exciting, and unique advice for young women, and our foremost ambition is to empower women of all ages and help them grow in all aspects, from love and health to fashion, body image, and finding their life’s purpose.

As strong advocates for higher learning and women’s empowerment, we are proud to give back to aspiring women through the Girlterest Scholarship. Our annual scholarship is awarded to one student based on merit and originality.

Girlterest Scholarship Program

In an effort to contribute to a more productive society and empower young women to share their voices, we established a yearly $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Our scholarship will be particularly interesting for students in the areas of women’s studies, communications, sociology, and feminism, but students of all educational pathways and future careers are invited to apply.

Terms of Participation

To participate in our scholarship program, you must submit an essay on one of the following topics:

  • What Feminism Means to Me
  • Body Image in Social Media
  • The Philosophy Behind Beauty

The essay must include a minimum of 500 words and be divided into 4-5 subheadings. The essay can discuss a particular aspect of one of the above topics.
We will choose the winner based on merit and originality. The winner may use the earnings of the scholarship freely to cover tuition, expenses, or in any other way she desires, with no conditions. All essays will be published HERE. Content must be 100% unique and original.

Eligibility

The Girlterest Scholarship is open to all women who are currently enrolled in universities, colleges, or high schools. There is no age limit; you need only to provide the necessary documentation to prove you are currently enrolled as a student.

How to Submit Your Application

Once you have completed your essay, you must send it to us via email and include the following information:

  • Personal Data – Your full name, email address, and contact details, including your phone number and address
  • ShortBio and Photo (Will be published with your essay)
  • Institution of Study
  • Field of Study
  • A statement of your current academic status and documentation to prove your status as a student

Submissions must be sent to us via email to [email protected]. Please format your essay as a Microsoft Word document, Google Doc, or PDF attachment.

Deadline

The deadline for applications is December 30, 2017. Applications must be submitted between November 1, 2017, to December 30, 2017. Submissions prior to this date won’t be considered.
The winner will be announced on January 30, 2018.   

The scholarship funds will be distributed approximately seven days after the winner is announced.

Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

By participating, you remit your consent to use your name, college or school identification, and your essay in our magazine and for any other promotional purposes, without further compensation or payment to you.
It is important to understand that all submitted essays will be published on Girlterest.com, and by participating you give us permission to use your essay on our site exclusively; your essay may not be used in any other contests held by any other organization.

The scholarship winner is responsible for the payment of any applicable State, transfer fees and/or Federal income taxes required by the receipt of the scholarship.

No purchase necessary for entry or receipt of reward. The Girlterest Scholarship is a one-time payment of $1,000, and recipients are forthwith ineligible for all future scholarships awarded by this organization.

Thanks for being a part of the Girlterest Scholarship Program and good luck!

Girlterest Scholarship - Top Finalists 2016

With over 500 amazing submissions, we want to thank all applicants who participated in the Girlterest scholarship program!
We are proud and excited to reveal the top 10 finalists for the 2016 scholarship! We can’t wait to announce the final winner on January 30, 2017!

Here are the top 10 essay finalists:

2016 Girlterest Scholarship - Winner Announcement

The 2016 Girlterest Scholarship competition has come to an end, and we’re excited to announce this year’s winner. Drum roll, please…

Girlterest scholarship Icis McBrideIcis Tatyanna McBride of Auburn University, Alabama.

Icis inspired us with her creative writing and thinking, and with her sincere desire to pursue her dreams, without letting others define what is possible for her to achieve.

Icis will be attending the Auburn University studying Aerospace Engineering and Spanish. She plans to be a Rocket scientist.
We’re looking forward to seeing her grow and achieve her goals and inspire other young women to pursue their dreams.

Here is “Because Girls Can Be Rocket Scientists, Too” by Icis.

Each year, we award a $1,000 scholarship to one active female student enrolled in college, university or high school. This year’s essay topics were on 3 major topics: What Feminism Means to Me, Body Image in Social Media and the Philosophy Behind Beauty.

As strong advocates for higher learning and women’s empowerment, we created a scholarship program that would help aspiring female students afford the rising cost of tuition. That’s why we’re proud to award the 2016 Girlterest Yearly Scholarship to Icis. Congratulations!

We received many wonderful applications this year, making the selection process extremely difficult. Thanks to all who applied for this year’s scholarship. We’ll see you next year!

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