The Young Women’s Alliance Foundation offers a variety of scholarships that help transform the lives of young women in the Austin area. These scholarships help the recipients attain their educational and career goals and meet their financial needs.

Higher Education Scholarship

The YWAF Higher Education Scholarship is available to women attending Central Texas universities who have completed 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or who are enrolled in graduate school.  Recipients are chosen based on commitment to community service, leadership potential, demonstrated financial need, and academic achievement.  In addition, recipients are required to complete at least 40 hours of service in a Community Impact Project.

Young Leaders Scholarship

The YWAF Young Leaders Scholarship is available to high school seniors who demonstrate superior leadership skills and who will be attending college or trade school.  Recipients are chosen based on leadership roles, financial need, academic achievement, and commitment to community service during their high school career.

Austin Sunshine Camps Scholarship

The YWAF Austin Sunshine Camps Scholarship is awarded to high school senior women in the Austin Sunshine Camps' Sunrise Leadership Program.  More information about this scholarship will be available directly to those who are eligible.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact YWA Foundation VP of Giving at