By Gail A. Schlachter and R. David Weber.
514 pages, hardcover
It's been 35 years since the first edition of the Directory of Financial Aids for women was first published in 1977. In the years since then, the directory has tripled in size, quadrupled in access, increased in detail, and expanded in scope. The 2012-2014 edition identifies billions of dollars in financial aid and funding that has been set aside primarily or exclusively for women. This is more money than has ever been available before!
Who should use this directory?
If you are looking for financial aid for women, or know women who are, then this is the directory for you. Here, in one place, are detailed descriptions of nearly 1,500 funding programs--representing billions of dollars in financial aid set aside specifically for women. Some examples: $5,000 for high school women athletes to go to college, thousands of dollars for women in study engineering or chemistry, up to $5,000 for older women to start or go back to college, $14,000 per year to women for graduate study in the biological sciences, $18,000 for Hispanic American women to work on a Ph.D. dissertation. The list goes on and on. And, here's another benefit. Only "free money" is identified in this directory. That means: if a program requires repayment or charges interest, it's excluded from the listing. Now women can find out about billions of dollars in aid and know (as long as the program requirements are met) that not one dollar will ever need to be repaid!
What's covered in the directory?
This funding is open to women at any level (high school through postdoctoral and professional) for study, research, travel, training, career development, or innovative effort. Each of these funding opportunities is thoroughly described, including contact (address, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and web sites), purpose, eligibility, financial data, duration, special features, limitations, number awarded, and deadline date. Plus, the directory provides a set of indexes that let you search the directory not only by educational level, but by program title, sponsoring organization, residency requirements, where you want to spend the money, subject field, and even application deadline.
This approach is unique. There's nothing else like it. No other source, in print or online, provides this type of comprehensive and current coverage of funding opportunities available primarily or exclusively to women!
What do the reviewers say?
The directory has been featured in numerous popular magazines, including Glamour, Good Housekeeping, New Woman, and Teen magazine. It was selected as the "cream of the crop" by School Library Journal and the "Best of the Best" in education/career materials by the National Education and Information Center Advisory Committee. In the words of the Grantsmanship Center, "No organization interested in serving women should be without this directory!" Perhaps American Reference Books Annual summed it up best: "The title is a must-purchase guide." To read more reviews, click here.
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