The 2023 scholarship application period is now closed.
The 2024 scholarship application process will open on December 15, 2023.
The 2024 Scholarship Application Process
To be eligible to receive a scholarship, all of the below requirements must be received by Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 5 p.m. The application system will be automatically removed from the website at precisely 5 p.m. Please allow yourself plenty of extra time to meet this deadline, because the system cannot be restored to accept late applications. All supporting documentation must be received by us no later than March 14, 2024.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Please read the FAQ at Frequently Asked Questions carefully to save yourself some time and frustration. Some of our processes have been significantly changed to expedite processing in the current environment.
Select the Appropriate Online Application
- High School Senior: students currently enrolled as a high school senior
- Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Candidate: students who have completed high school or equivalent or who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school
Submit supporting documents
- Signed Letter(s) of Recommendation (no more than two letters will be accepted)
- One letter is required. However, we strongly suggest that you submit a second letter for our consideration.
Email to: Scholarship@WomensBoard.net
The recommenders may email their letters directly from their own email address or may send them through their professional office or the applicant’s high school counselor, if applicable. An applicant may also forward a recommendation emailed directly to them or scan in a signed letter that was mailed directly to them. An email is considered “signed” if it comes from an email address as described above.
Please ask the recommenders to put your name in the subject line of the email.
Proof of United States Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence (View Acceptable Documents)
Email to: Scholarship@WomensBoard.net.
Please send a copy of the appropriate acceptable document listed in the link above. A Maryland driver’s license with a white star is an acceptable proof. While we prefer email, we will accept copies of your documents sent through regular mail to: the Women’s Board Scholarship Committee, PO Box 432, Olney, MD 20830. If you choose to use regular mail, please send your documents well before March 14, 2024 to ensure we receive them by the deadline. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.
Note: Women’s Board Scholarship recipients from 2017 and subsequent years have already provided proof of United States Citizenship or of lawful permanent residence and DO NOT need to provide it again.
Helpful hints for submitting your application and supporting documentation
- Be prepared to submit your application in one sitting. There is not a way to save your application and come back to finish it later. Do not complete parts of the application and submit it hours later; your work may be lost and an error message may appear. Our system does updates throughout the day and evening and your application may reset. We recommend that you first complete the personal statements and any other lengthy responses in a Word Document and save it to your computer.
- Do not expect an immediate answer to your email asking if we have received your documents. We receive a large volume of emails and processing each application and document individually takes time. We suggest that you set your email options to request an acknowledgement when we open your email. That way you will know we have received what you sent.
- For students taking classes during the Fall of 2023, we recommend that the transcript submitted shows the grades.
- No supporting documentation will be accepted after Thursday, March 14, 2024. To ensure all of your documents are submitted on time, request your documents well in advance.
- DO NOT submit duplicate supporting documents.
If you have any questions about the Women’s Board Scholarship Program, please feel free to contact The Scholarship Committee at Scholarship@WomensBoard.net or leave a message at 301-774-8840. For the quickest response, we recommend communicating via email.
When is the deadline to submit my application and supporting documents?
Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 5 p.m. All supporting documents must be dated and received by us no later than March 14, 2024.
What happens if I try to submit my application after 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2024?
Why didn't I get a response to the email I sent asking if you received all of my requirements?
We try to respond as quickly and efficiently as possible to all of your emails; we realize you are anxious to be sure your information has reached us. However, our committee is staffed by volunteers. We receive a large volume of emails and processing each application and document individually takes time. We suggest that you set your email options to request an acknowledgement when we open your email. That way you will know we have received what you sent.
If I received a Women's Board Scholarship in 2017 or later, do I have to provide a proof of United States Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence?
Scholarship recipients in 2017 or subsequent years provided proof with their applications at that time and do not have to resubmit it.
What is the impact if I change my major outside the healthcare field?
If a scholarship winner changes their major to one outside the healthcare field, the recipient will not be permitted to use any unpaid scholarship funds.
"I am a male. Can I apply for a scholarship?"......"I am a permanent resident. Am I eligible to apply for a scholarship?"Yes, to both questions. The Women’s Board scholarship program is open to ALL lawful permanent residents, in addition to citizens of the United States. See the list of Acceptable Documents for Proof of United States Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence. Please note: a valid Maryland Driver’s License with a white star is acceptable proof of United States citizenship.
I have a conditional Green Card. May I use that to apply for a scholarship?
No. A conditional Green Card expires after two years and cannot be renewed. You must have a permanent, renewable Green Card.
Can I save my application and come back to it later to finish it?
No, there is not an option to save your application and come back to it later. We recommend that you collect all data required and complete the personal statement and any other lengthy responses in a Word Document. Then copy and paste your responses into the application. Our system performs updates throughout the day and evening, and your application may reset. Please do not complete parts of the application and submit it hours later as your work may be lost, and an error message may appear. We strongly recommend that when you begin your application, you are prepared to complete it and submit it in its entirety.
Is there a paper application option?
No, we do not accept paper applications or a printed online application.
What documents can be submitted by mail?
We are working towards a paperless process and prefer all documents to be submitted by email. However, if your school does not have a method to email official transcripts, please send us an email at Scholarship@WomensBoard.net explaining your school’s policy and we will work with you to meet this requirement. In addition, we will accept mailed copies of your proof of citizenship. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. Any documents mailed to the PO Box address should be sent well in advance of March 14 in order to meet the deadline.
If I email my documents, do I also need to submit a paper copy?
No. Please do not send duplicate documents.
Can I hand deliver my proof of United States Citizenship or lawful permanent residence, official transcript, and letters of recommendation?
No. Due to COVID-19 we are not accepting hand delivered documentation this year.
There is no longer a section in the application form to put the names and contact information for those persons writing letters of recommendation (LOR) for applicants. Does this mean applicants no longer have to provide LOR when applying for a scholarship?
No, you are still required to provide at least one LOR. It is to your advantage to provide a second LOR for our consideration, even though only one is required. The section was eliminated because we want applicants to have more flexibility in choosing those persons they ask to provide their LOR. However, each LOR should include contact information for the letter writer. Our evaluation committee will only use this information if they have a question regarding the letter.