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Below you'll find the most commonly asked questions about our programs, ways your business can support, and how you can volunteer.

General FAQs

Is She's the First a registered 501(C)(3)?
Yes. STF is a 501(c)(3) certified organization with EIN 65-1321437.

How does STF choose partner programs?
Through a rigorous process! When we are looking to expand, we put out a call for partner applications in countries of interest. She’s the First will have a preliminary conversation with a potential NGO partner, and if our values and shared needs align, an extensive written application will be completed, followed by a series of interviews over Skype or phone. Potential partners also submit financials as well as references, and our team will often do a site visit before officially adding them to the network. All of our partner programs share our philosophy for comprehensive, quality education and embrace the programming and support that the She’s the First network and scholarships provide.

How can I apply to be part of the STF network of partners?
Our most recent interest form is here, and we review it twice per year.

How can I get a scholarship from She’s the First?
We grant scholarships solely through our partner organizations. See above.

How are STF Scholars selected?
Our local partner programs select the students who receive She’s the First scholarships at their schools, based on scholastic merit and financial need.

When will I find out about the STF Scholar I am matched with?
If you’ve donated over $400 to be matched with an STF Scholar, you will receive an email from us within 8-12 weeks from your gift date. This time is used to determine who your funding will support, based on your requested country and the current scholarship needs of students in our partner programs. Additional information, such as frequency of communication and what to expect when you are matched, will be included in this initial correspondence.

How can I donate to She's the First if I live outside of the United States?
You can donate here. The website can only support amounts converted into U.S. dollars. Please use a currency converter tool at the time of your donation to ensure that you are donating the correct amount. 

Company Support


Does She’s the First partner with companies?
Yes, we have contracted partnerships with companies aligned with our mission and values, who make a significant, multi-year financial contribution to our programs and general operations. We support these partnerships with high visibility and engagement.

There are many companies that support She’s the First independently, such as through donating proceeds from a product or service or employee fundraisers, often maximized through matching gift policies. We welcome you to use the tools and brand guidelines on our website to further your advocacy efforts.

How can I support She’s the First with a percentage of my business income?
This is a fantastic way to be an ambassador and fundraise! Please reference our brand guidelines here to ensure that you use the proper logos and language. Donate as you would normally, through our website or by check. You will be eligible for the same donor benefits shown here.

Getting Involved


How can I work for She’s the First?
We will list any open positions on our Careers page here.

How can I intern for She’s the First?
If you are eligible to receive college credit for your internship, take a look here. We offer our interns a modest stipend along with professional development opportunities, thanks to generous support from The Paul Foundation.

How can I volunteer with She’s the First?
If you are in New York City, where we are headquartered, consider joining our Young Professionals Network here. However, no matter where you are, you can take action by raising funds or awareness. Here are ideas to get you started, but feel free to create your own opportunity based on your personal interests and activities!

How can I start a Campus Chapter?
Make sure you meet the requirements outlined here and then follow the instructions to apply during the application cycle.

How can I travel to She’s the First partner programs?
She’s the First does not facilitate travel opportunities for the general public.