The EmpowHER scholarship application is found within the program application--because we know that streamlined processes make all the difference. To access the scholarship application, simply answer ‘Yes’ to the question “Would you like to be considered for financial aid?” and the financial aid and scholarship application will appear!

The EmpowHER program accepts applications for scholarships to help offset the EmpowHER program tuition as well as summer living expenses during your internship. These scholarships are awarded to the women who embody what it means to be a BA Woman and demonstrate significant financial need.

A BA Woman is daring and compassionate, tenacious and persistent. She has a passion for change and the drive to go out and make it happen. And with our available financial support, the EmpowHER program framework, and her tribe of BA women, she’s unstoppable.

Acceptance notification emails and financial aid packages will be
sent no later than May 1, 2019.


How do you choose your participants?

EmpowHER champions women for whom a small amount of support will make a significant difference. We are committed to supporting women from all backgrounds, and providing financial support for our programs. We select participants who we believe best embody the mission and values of BA Women.

How do I pay for the tuition cost of the program?

If invited to join the 2019 EmpowHER cohort as a program participant, you will receive your acceptance letter and financial aid information on or before May 1, 2019. Financial aid information will include needs-based scholarship details if awarded. From there, 50% of your EmpowHER program tuition will be due on or before June 1. The remaining 50% is due on or before July 1. All payments are due via PayPal (which includes bank transfer and credit card payment options). And, because we know the skill of self-advocacy is among the most important to success, we’re going to help you get there by providing specific tools to help you fundraise and secure the support you need.

Washington, D.C. is expensive.
How can I afford to live there?

We’ll be providing living stipends of $5,000 to 15 selected participants to make living in Washington, D.C. possible. If you don’t receive one of these stipends, we’ll still help you navigate this exciting city. Each applicant will receive a “BA Women Take Washington” information packet, that will include resources to help you succeed—including local businesses excited to welcome you, suggested letters to send to your college for funding, and more!

Can international students apply for scholarships?

Yes, international students can apply; though it is important to note that we do not provide visa sponsorships. We also provide scholarships to immigrants or recent immigrants, including dreamers.