Women Resource and Community Connection

The Women's Resource and Community Connection as a part of Owls Care Health Promotion provides a multifaceted approach to targeting the meaning & belonging, health & wellness, career preparedness, and student success of communities of women and other individuals at FAU. The WRCC helps to connect students with the services and resources they need to do their best! Click on the tabs below to learn more about what the WRCC provides to FAU students.

  • Meaning and Belonging : By creating a warm and welcoming environment, we aim to give students a place to belong and thrive on campus. Our space includes a lactation room for students, faculty, and staff, a lending library, and a place to come and connect with friends.
  • Health and Wellness : We advocate for the overall health and wellness of all members of the FAU community. We promote, support and expand programs out of our office and Owls Care Health Promotion. Our services and education are rooted in the content areas of OCHP:
    • Sexual Health
    • Interpersonal Violence Prevention
    • Emotional and Mental Wellness
    • Substance Safety
    • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Career Preparedness : By targeting the overarching wellness of students, we aim to bolster the occupational wellness of students by providing education and outreach as well as resources and services.
  • Student Success : Healthy individuals and caring communities are essential to quality research, scholarship, creative activity, teaching, and active engagement for the students on our campus. Our programs and services look to help our students succeed in all areas.

Florida Atlantic University and Owls Care Health Promotion in no way endorses the following resources. These lists are not intended to be comprehensive and will be periodically updated in order to best serve the FAU community.


Scholarships for Women at FAU

The following is a list of student scholarships directed towards  the success of women at Florida Atlantic University.
For more information on how to apply to the following scholarships, please visit: http://www.fau.edu/finaid/types-of-aid/scholarships.php#fau  

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship Scholarships are awarded each year to women entering their third or fourth year of college in the coming year. A 3.0 GPA or higher is required
  • Broward Women's Alliance (BWA) Scholarship This scholarship is to benefit women who need support and encouragement for professional development through education. The applicants must be enrolled in a degree-seeking or certificate program at a fully accredited school or college. Applicants must also be a resident of Broward County.
  • Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship House The FAU Business and Professional Women s Scholarship House (BPWSH) was established to provide campus housing for women with strong academic promise and substantial outside financial assistance in order to attend FAU. The BPWSH is a cooperative living/learning facility where 16 women share leadership experience, develop life skills, and community responsibilities.
  • Grace Fait Asian Women Educational Assistance Scholarship This scholarship is awarded with preference given to a female of Asian descent. Recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, be in good standing at FAU, and have demonstrated financial need. A completed FAFSA is required to be considered for this scholarship.
  • Katherine Dexter Treadwell Memorial Scholarship in Counselor Education Graduate students in the College of Education pursuing a master's degree in Counselor Education. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Preference will be given to female students.
  • Mildred Kytlica Scholarship Fund Provides financial support to individuals who are pursuing a degree in the College of Education with preference to female education majors. Recipients must be admitted and matriculated to the College of Education in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Sean and Tanya Davis Scholarship Awarded to a female African American accounting student with an overall 3.0 GPA or higher. *Student must have demonstrated financial need verified through the Student Financial Aid Office.
  • ZONTA of Greater Deerfield Doctoral student(s) in Higher Education Leadership. Student applicants must submit evidence of approved dissertation topic related to girls and women leaders and/or in females in non-traditional fields. Must also demonstrate financial need and preferably reside in Broward County.


Additional State and National Resources for Women

The following is a list of websites—organized by field—to scholarships, grants, and fellowships dedicated to women students at varying levels of their education.

Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
  • Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Scholarships Scholarships awarded to women planning to study engineering, technology, or computing in the upcoming academic year; student must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).
  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.
  • Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Female graduate or undergraduate students with a passion for computing and technology; academic achievement is heavily considered.
  • Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship Scholarship awarded to a woman who is a sophomore, junior or senior students in any engineering major; must be planning to attend full time (exceptions are made for reentry and non-traditional applicants).  
  • AOE National Scholarships Women enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate engineering or technical science degree. The applicant must be in at least her sophomore year if an undergraduate.
  • Auxiliary Legacy Scholarship An undergraduate woman in her junior year of a four-year engineering program accredited by ABET.
  • Interek Scholarship Women studying engineering at either the undergraduate or graduate level. The award also includes an internship component.
  • LGS Innovations Scholarship College juniors, seniors, or graduate-level students pursuing a STEM degree. 
  • Lillian Moller Gilbreth Scholarship All SWE scholarships are open only to women majoring in engineering or computer science.
  • Olive Lynn Salembier Scholarship Eligibility is restricted to women who have been out of the engineering job market as well as out of school for a minimum of two years prior to reentry.  Recipient may be entering any undergraduate or graduate year, including doctoral programs, as full or part time students. 
  • Palantir Scholarship for Women in Engineering Women studying technology, computer science and engineering.
  • Society of Women Engineers Scholarships are open to applicants enrolled in or have been accepted to baccalaureate or graduate engineering or computer science programs.
  • SWISS Scholarship Female bachelor’s and master’s degree students studying in fields related to information technology. 
Science, Medicine, and Health Care
  Mathematics and Statistics
  • Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize All members of the mathematical community are welcome to submit nominations for the prize. Nominees must be female undergraduate students and U.S. citizens.
  • American Statistical Association's Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship Female graduate students enrolled in a statistics program.
  • Horizons Scholarship Female students in either a graduate program or in at least their junior year of their undergraduate career, be in financial need, be enrolled in a mathematics or STEM-related degree, and show an interest in pursuing a career related to defense or national security. 
  • P.E.O. Star Scholarship A female undergraduate student in her final year of study within a mathematics degree program.
Accounting, Business, and marketing
Teaching and Education
Arts, Humanities, and Social Science
Additional Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants


  • Educational programs covering our content areas
  • Workshops by request: on any related topic
  • Lactation room for lactating students, faculty, and staff
  • Lending library with themed literature available for students
  • Emergency menstrual products and pregnancy tests
  • An open space to gather and connect
  • The Body Project: a body acceptance program

Women’s Inspiration and Leadership League (WILL)

  • Leadership EducationThrough professional development and mentoring, we are focused on inspiring, nurturing and propelling women into leadership roles

Upcoming Events

Every 2nd Thursday of the month we will hold Lunch and Learns from 12-1pm in Owls Care Health Promotion Classroom SS-222.

Meet new colleagues, hear from inspiring women in leadership roles and grow professionally! While our events are tailored towards women, they are open to all faculty and staff.

For more information, please contact Jill Rubin at rubinj2014@health.fau.edu.

Association of Women in Science

The Association of Women in Science (AWIS) is a national organization that champions the interests of women in science, technology engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors.

The mission and goals of the FAU AWIS Taskforce on Diversity are:

  1. To establish an AWIS Chapter at FAU.
  2. To promote diversity amongst faculty, staff and students with respect to gender, race and ethnic background.
  3. To promote women in careers in which they are underrepresented, especially in STEM and STEM-related areas.
  4. To investigate funding opportunities and initiate activities to accelerate the accomplishment of the above goals at FAU.

National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE

Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) Florida Atlantic University's ADVANCE Institutional Transformation-Catalyst (IT-Catalyst) program seeks to conduct self-assessment activities, such as basic data collection and analysis and the review of relevant policies and procedures, to provide the foundation necessary to undertake institutional transformation.

The goal of the National Science foundation’s (NSF) ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of women and underrepresented minorities (URMs) in academic science and engineering careers, thereby developing a more diverse science and engineering workforce.

NSF ADVANCE is promoting a resource that is available to all graduate students and faculty through the Center for Faculty Diversity and Development. Members benefit from the online training programs and resources available that are aimed at improving work-life balance. FAU has an institutional membership for the next academic year; graduate students and faculty must register in order to access these benefits. Additionally for consistency please have the WILL tab read “Women’s Inspiration and Leadership League (WILL)” and the AWIS tab read “Association of Women in Science (AWIS)”.

Scholarships for Women at FAU

 Last Modified 10/23/23