COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN
More women attend college than men and yet there are many more scholarships for women. Perhaps this is an explanation for the numbers rather than a reaction to anything based in reality.
For over thirty years women have been the majority on college campuses. Women are getting better grades and earning more Bachelor’s degrees as well.
One could argue that all this money spent on scholarships for women is being well spent. After all, better grades and more Bachelor’s degrees proves that, right? It certainly proves the money is helping.
But unlike legitimate minority groups like blacks and Hispanics, scholarships for women are going to a group that is achieving at a rate higher than the norm. When is the last time they started creating brand new scholarships for Asian valedictorians or Indian spelling bee champions? They don’t because they don’t believe they need the help.
Women’s groups, however, have propagandized so effectively that you can’t throw a rock without hitting a half dozen scholarships for women.
One of the better scholarships for women is those linked with Selected Professions Fellowships. These can be worth from$5,000 to $20,000 and must be used for graduate or postgraduate school.
Many of these types of awards tend to go to women who want to go into professions not traditionally associated with women. We’re talking about fields of study like engineering, technology, math and science.
We’re still waiting for that synchronized swimming scholarship for men. Or some other activity traditionally associated with women.
The fact is that there is some serious social engineering going on here. Men are more likely to drop out of college and have learning disabilities so is there a reason we are still emphasizing all the scholarships for women? Are we still clinging to the fact that women couldn’t vote a hundred years ago?
Women currently receive far more financial aid than men so if you’re a woman jump on the bandwagon and enjoy all the scholarships for women. If you build it they will come.
One of the main reasons cited for the large number of special scholarships for women is that tired old argument that women supposedly earn less than men. The fact is that when you factor in that women generally have more family responsibility and will occasionally sacrifice upward mobility for motherhood the earnings differences are negligible.
Women should be saluted for the fact that they have taken every advantage—scholarships for women being one of them—and made the most of it. Perhaps that was because there wasn’t such a disparity to begin with.
Studies show that women study more, skip classes less, and do their homework more diligently than male students. The results have been striking and well-deserved. If nothing else this shows the scholarships for women have been well invested.
High school boys score higher on the SAT and yet those same high school girls who were out-shined in high school are outperforming those young men in college. One suspects that scholarships for women play at least a small part.
The market for international scholarships is exploding, with more foreign students enrolled in the United States than at any other time in history.
All women—even those not looking for scholarships for single mothers—should fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
The Rhodes Scholarship is considered among the most prestigious of all scholarships. It was the first large-scale international scholarship