In honor of Women’s History Month in March, WRC has partnered with the team at BestColleges.com to empower and inspire women to take the leap of achieving higher education. With future generations of STEM leaders, global advocates, and college graduates, BestColleges.com put together a series of guides that celebrates and supports women who choose to earn a degree. The Women’s History Month series on BestColleges.com features top programs, a plethora of scholarships and resources specifically for women, and highlights of women scientists.
Top Programs for Higher Education:
Throughout history, women in American society have been challenged to overcome gender-based inequality. In the late 1960’s, the women’s liberation movement made significant advancements towards equality. One of the significant advancements being higher education for women. Different types of programs and resources have been created across college campuses to help attain both academic and professional success. These programs and resources have been created to help establish an equal and more supportive environment for women. To learn more about women in higher education and related programs, click the following link: https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-womens-colleges/
Scholarships and Resources:
Scholarships are offered to give financial aid to help students pay for an undergraduate degree. These awards differ from student loans in that they don’t have to be repaid. Studies show that over half of women account for pursuing their undergraduate degree but receive less financial aid than males (National Center for Education Statistics). Female students face financial struggles through college and their professional life because of this. Click the following link to learn more about the application process, tips and tricks, resources, and current scholarships being offered for women: https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/scholarships-and-resources-for-women/
Women Leaders in Science:
Due to gender inequality, many revolutionary women were unrecognized in the science field until the 20th century. Colleges and universities declined to award science degrees to women. Currently, women make up less than 30% of researchers around the world (UNESCO). Click the following link to read about the top ten women who shaped the world of science: https://www.bestcolleges.com/blog/10-women-who-made-scientific-history/