Thank you for your interest in the Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women program.
Please check back for information about the 2013 program.
Congratulations to the following 2012 winners:
- Laura Ricketts, Maryland
- Tawni DeYoung, Colorado
- Gina Adams, Alabama
- Joni Kennedy, California
- Anna A., Arizona
- Connie Duncan-Moses, California
- Lisa Owens, Oregon
- Jenni G., Wisconsin
- Gloria Bartels, Arizona
- Two additional winners (not named for privacy purposes)
Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women Program Overview
Since 2001, the Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women program has awarded more than $100,000 grants to women age 25 and older who have experienced barriers to fulfilling their education.
“Non-traditional female students have a difficult time finding scholarships,” said Linda Lael Miller, New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 books. “This scholarship targets those women specifically.”
The funds may be used not only for tuition, educational fees and books, but also for child care, transportation and other expenses not covered by traditional scholarships.
To qualify, a woman must be 25 years old or older, a U.S. or Canadian citizen attending a U.S. or Canadian college or university and must submit an essay. The 500-word essay includes information on why the student is applying for the scholarship, how achieving her educational goals will enhance her and her family’s future, the specific purpose for the funds and the dollar amount requested.
Past winners have included single and married parents, women overcoming domestic violence, those coping with disabilities or the disabilities of family members, older students who needed to upgrade their job skills and women conquering their own early life struggles.
“What all these women have in common are hope, persistence and a commitment to a better life for themselves and their families,” said Miller.
Miller is no stranger to adversity. She struggled for years as she worked toward her dream of becoming an author. She started the scholarship program “as a way to give back. I was once a single parent, with my back to the wall a lot of the time, and I know how it feels.”
“My philosophy is, ‘Educate a woman, impact endless future generations,’” said Miller. “Each of these scholarships will have a long-lasting effect on the recipients’ families and will help demonstrate to their children and their children’s children that a woman can overcome adversity and succeed, through education.”