This year the Young Women’s Alliance Foundation (YWAF)  is so excited to be able to award five $3,000 scholarships. The application period for the Higher Education Scholarship is now open!

The YWAF offers a variety of scholarships that help transform the lives of young women in the Austin area. These scholarships help the recipients attain their educational and career goals and meet their financial needs.

The YWAF Higher Education Scholarship is available to women attending Central Texas universities who have completed 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or who are enrolled in graduate school. Recipients are chosen based on commitment to community service, leadership potential, demonstrated financial need, and academic achievement. In addition, recipients are required to complete at least 40 hours of service on a Community Impact Project.

The complete Higher Education Scholarship policies and requirements and the application itself are available here:

All applications are due by March 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

For questions or for more information about the YWAF Higher Education Scholarship, please contact Diana Melendez, Higher Education Scholarship Chair, or Erin Smith, Vice President of Giving at