Non-traditional female students in Indiana can now apply for a scholarship through the Political Organization for Women’s Education and Representation (POWER) Caucus.

Non-traditional female students include women who are returning to school following a hiatus, changing career paths, seeking advancement in their work life, and stay-at-home mothers entering the workplace who need additional education or training. POWER scholarships are not intended for recent high school graduates or women who are eligible for or have already received other significant financial aid.

Additionally, scholarships are given to women who are Indiana residents and pursuing higher education in the state.

The POWER Caucus provides two types of scholarships – one for students enrolled at Indiana colleges or universities, and another students majoring full time in science, technology, engineering or mathematics at one of the state’s higher education institutions.

A bipartisan selection committee awards 18 scholarships – two from each congressional district – for $750 each. The scholarship check will be made directly to the institution with instructions to apply the funds to the student’s current account to pay for school tuition, books and fees. Qualified applicants include female college students whose education may have been delayed or interrupted, and the committee will consider financial need, personal vision, service to community and post-education plans.

Scholarships can be used for the 2022 spring semester. The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2021, and recipients will be announced on Dec. 17, 2021, and granted before Dec. 31, 2021. Scholarship applications can be found here.