AAUW Announces Fellowships and Grants for 2014–15

April 15, 2014

SPF infographicAAUW is excited to announce the 244 fellowships and grants offered for the 2014–15 award year. This exceptional group of women and nonprofit organizations will receive more than $3.7 million to carry on AAUW’s legacy of scholarship, research, and action. During the award year, the recipients will pursue graduate studies and community projects to empower women and girls in the United States and around the world.

Who are these remarkable women and organizations that will join the ranks of AAUW’s prestigious awardees? Check them out below.

For more than 125 years, AAUW has been a leading source of funding for graduate women, providing nearly $100 million in fellowships and grants to more than 12,000 women and nonprofit organizations from around the world.

To find out more about AAUW’s fellowships and grants programs, visit our fellowships and grants webpage and read our Following the Fellows blog series.

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2014–15 fellowships and grants awardees!

* Please note that names are listed for notification purposes only. Fellowships and grants are pending acceptance and final agreement later this summer.

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Selected Professions

Adrienne Anderson University of Missouri, Kansas City MO
Arielle Anglin University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
Elaine Ayo Georgetown University DC
Mary Kate Cahill Princeton University NJ
Bianca Calhoun Pepperdine University CA
Elizabeth Christenson University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
Michelle Franco Harvard University MA
Michaela Gaffley Florida International University FL
Syndney Jenkins Louisiana State University LA
Andrea Kahn University of Washington, Seattle Campus WA
Anastasia Korolkova Baruch College, CUNY NY
Elizabethe Manzi Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA
Emily Marshall University of Florida FL
Jeanette Neethling University of Colorado, Boulder CO
Anna Oursler Columbia University NY
Crystal Owney Mills College CA
Maame Efua Sampah Johns Hopkins University MD
Molly Stieber Oregon State University OR
Melissa Taylor University of Dayton OH
Jumoke Williams Johns Hopkins University MD
Jane Zanzig University of Washington, Seattle Campus WA

American Fellowships

Mabel Abraham Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA
Rose Abramoff Boston University MA
Anna Bialek Brown University RI
Sarah Bishop University of Pittsburgh PA
Ann Bliss Texas A & M University, San Antonio TX
Ruth Braunstein University of Connecticut CT
Rebecca Bria Vanderbilt University TN
Britney Brinkman Chatham University PA
Huibin Chew University of Southern California CA
Fiona Chin Northwestern University IL
Jasmine Cobb Northwestern University IL
Dana Cuomo Pennsylvania State University PA
Laurel Daen College of William and Mary VA
Rebeca de Jesus Crespo University of Georgia GA
Tara Dixon Northeastern University MA
Alexandra Dodson Duke University NC
Elizabeth Droge-Young Syracuse University NY
Julie Dumas Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NY
Katherine Eade University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
Nadia Ellis University of California, Berkeley CA
Rebecca Fischer University of Chicago IL
Maria Cecilia Galup University of Arizona AZ
Julie Gamble University of California, Berkeley CA
Yulia Gerasimova University of Central Florida FL
Sarah Goodrum University of Southern California CA
Lily Gutnik University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
Kayla Hardwick University of Idaho ID
Christina Hill Iowa State University IA
Mary Hudgens Henderson University of New Mexico NM
Jessica Hughes University of Notre Dame IN
Francesca Inglese Brown University RI
Namalie Jayasinghe American University DC
Young Jo University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL
Deirdre Kelleher Temple University PA
Stephanie Kerschbaum University of Delaware DE
Jonneke Johanna Koomen Willamette University OR
Alexandra Lerner Princeton University NJ
Yun Li University of Pennsylvania PA
Laura Lodewyck Northwestern University IL
Sarah Lyons University of Maryland, College Park MD
Katherine Maich University of California, Berkeley CA
Yvette Martinez-Vu University of California, Los Angeles CA
Jane McAlevey City University of New York, Graduate Center NY
Bree McConnell University of Washington, Seattle WA
Michelle Meinhart Athenaeum Rectory TN
Hillery Metz Harvard University MA
Anne Mikelonis University of Texas at Austin TX
Megan Mitchell University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
Gabriela Montes University of California, Santa Cruz CA
Eileen Moore San Diego State University CA
Caroline Morley University of California, Santa Cruz CA
Tara Mulder Brown University RI
Delila Omerbasic University of Utah UT
Damara Paris Lamar University TX
Emily Peck-McClain Duke University NC
Jennifer Randles California State University, Fresno CA
Megan Reilly Brown University RI
Renata Ribeiro Tulane University LA
Belinda Rincon University of California, San Diego CA
Krysta Ryzewski Wayne State University MI
Gina Sherriff Norwich University VT
Katherine Silvester University of Arizona AZ
Brandi So Stony Brook University NY
Ragini Srinivasan University of California, Berkeley CA
Stacy Stolzman Marquette University WI
Esther Sullivan University of Texas, Austin TX
Sandra Sullivan-Dunbar Loyola University Chicago IL
Dawn Tafari Winston-Salem State University NC
Shatema Threadcraft University of Pennsylvania PA
Kathryne Tolfree Johns Hopkins University MD
Kim Tran University of California, Berkeley CA
Trista Vick-Majors Montana State University MT
Shannon Walsh University of Minnesota, Duluth MN
Sandra Zalman University of Houston TX

Community Action Grants

One-Year Grants:

RECIPIENT LOCATION
Albuquerque GED, Inc. Albuquerque, NM
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Oceanside, CA
Dominican University River Forest, IL
Global Village Project, Inc. Decatur, GA
Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids, MI
Helicon, Inc. (the Mathematics Resource and Support Center for Females) New York, NY
History Colorado Pueblo, CO
Investing In Our Youth, Inc. Quincy, FL
Life-Work Planning Center Mankato, MN
AAUW Lynchburg Lynchburg, VA
Madonna Mission Chicago, IL
NorthStar Learning Centers New Bedford, MA
Ophelia’s Place Eugene, OR
Our Sisters’ School New Bedford, MA
Regents of the University of California Berkeley, CA
Sociedad Latina Roxbury, MA
St. Claire Medical Center, Inc. Morehead, KY
The Lower Eastside Girls Club New York, NY
University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing Cincinnati, OH
UrbanPromise Ministries Camden, NJ
YWCA of San Francisco & Marin San Rafael, CA

Two-Year Grants:

RECIPIENT LOCATION
Free2Rise Educational Foundation Silver Spring, MD
Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc. Atlanta, GA
Kwiaht: Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea Lopez Island, WA
Latinitas El Paso, TX
Miami Dade College Miami, FL
SciEnTeK-12 Foundation Tucson, AZ
The New York City Urban Debate League New York City, NY
YWCA Bergen County Hackensack, NJ

Career Development Grants

Leila Anglin Hollins University VA
Natasha Arora University of Washington, Seattle Campus WA
Nicole Atcitty University of New Mexico NM
Tileah Begay Portland State University OR
Anna Bonfitto Indiana Univ, Purdue Univ, Indianapolis IN
Stephanie Brown Florida State University FL
Antonia Burroughs University of California, Los Angeles CA
Jessica-Lynn Cambron University of Louisville KY
Natalie Cooper University of Florida FL
Krista Dahlby University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire WI
Nicole De La Loza Rivera Antioch University, Los Angeles Branch CA
Stacey Detwiler Oregon State University OR
Mame Diop CUNY Hunter College NY
Itiyopiya Ewart Western Carolina University NC
Tanisha Folks North Carolina Central University NC
Clare Fortune-Agan University of Colorado, Denver CO
Shanee’ Frazier University of Maryland, College Park MD
Kristin Friedersdorf Orange Coast College CA
Angneta Garner Pearl River Community College MS
Natalie Goodnow University of Texas at Austin TX
Diana Gruber Monterey Instit of International Studies CA
Cherie Harris Duke University NC
Kelli Holsopple Antioch University New England NH
Veronica Hough University of North Carolina, Greensboro NC
Yu Son Hwang University of Maryland, College Park MD
Julie Jacobi National-Louis University IL
Leslie Jonas Southern New Hampshire University NH
Jasmine Jones University of Pennsylvania PA
Toni King Frontier School of Midwifery & Fmly Nurs KY
Dawn Knasas University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
Laura Koetter Columbia University in the City of NY NY
Rebekah Lee North Carolina State University NC
Roxanne Lee University of Washington, Seattle Campus WA
Elizabeth MacFarlane Duke University NC
Katherine Malpeli Yale University CT
Elizabeth Marasciulo Edmonds Community College WA
Maria Martin Edgewood College WI
Carmita McCall Valdosta State University GA
Ashleigh McCord University of Washington, Seattle Campus WA
Sally Miskelly University of Illinois at Chicago IL
Monique Moliere Ball State University IN
Daniela Montanez Loyola Marymount University CA
Heba Morsi Central Michigan University MI
Sheryl Muirhead McCrea Florida International University FL
Adrienne Muth Carnegie Mellon University PA
Lisa Ordonez San Diego State University CA
Kristy Phillips College of Saint Scholastica MN
Sarah Pohlig Durham Technical Community College NC
Nechari Riley CUNY Hunter College NY
Maria Rippel Texas A and M University, Corpus Christi TX
Stacey Rose New York University NY
Winnie Sabbat Fordham University NY
Jillian Sajdak Northwestern University IL
Safa Sankari University of Michigan, Dearborn MI
Emily Schlafly University of Utah UT
Megan Smith Reading Hospital School of Health Sci PA
Kate Stoysich University of Oregon OR
Scarlett Swerdlow University of Chicago IL
Linda Tapsell Drexel University PA
Leonardine Utecht Drake University IA
Suong Vong American University DC
Vi Waln South Dakota State University SD
Colleen Ward Columbia University in the City of NY NY
Kristin Williams University of Maryland, College Park MD
Tiffany Willis Emory University GA
Nikitia Wilson Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ

International Fellowships

Felicitas Adu-Acheampong Wayne State University MI
Fawah Akwo Georgetown University DC
Jane Aparecido Ohio State University OH
Reout Arbel University of Southern California CA
Arianne Bazilio University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA
Gulnaz Bhutta School for International Training VT
Petreena Campbell Loma Linda University CA
Marianne Catanho University of California, San Diego CA
Rouchelle Dela Cruz Mount Sinai Hospital NY
Paula Delgado University of Maryland, College Park MD
Nyembezi Dhliwayo Rosalind Franklin University IL
Vanessa Dion Fletcher School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL
Zorana Djordjevic Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University FL
Paola Duran Pratt Institute NY
Sharon Gideon Dallas Baptist University TX
Megi Gogishvili City University of New York,  Graduate School NY
Tran Hanh University of Texas TX
Sharmin Kader University of Kansas KS
Caroline Karutu Boston University MA
Carolyne Khagondi Harvard University MA
Yvette Kondoh Georgia State University GA
Marina Kudasova Lehigh University PA
Mehri Mohebbi University of Cincinnati OH
Relebohile Morojele Case Western Reserve University OH
Miriam Musa Columbia University NY
Huong Nguyen Thunderbird School of Global Management AZ
Akemi Nishida City University of New York,  Graduate School NY
Nkiruka Okafor Luther Seminary MN
Ofure Omokhodion Johns Hopkins University MD
Johana Osorio City University of New York, Brooklyn College NY
Mfon Paul Texas A & M University TX
Maria Perera University of Chicago IL
Jessica Pridgeon Harvard University MA
Sophie Ramsbotham University of Colorado, Denver CO
Zenith Rathore University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL
Mahnaz Rezaie Corcoran College of Art and Design DC
Adriana Romero University of California, Irvine CA
Keun Ah Ryu University of California, Irvine CA
Mangwe Sabtala Howard University DC
Astrid Sanchez-Mejia University of California, Los Angeles CA
Rashmi Sharma Ohio University OH
Surabhi Shastri Columbia University NY
Swati Surkar University of Nebraska Medical Center NE
Huong Thai University of Washington WA
Shubhechchha Thapa Texas A & M University TX
Samrita Thapa University of Texas Health Science Center TX
Chiwoneso Tinago University of South Carolina, Columbia SC
Salome Uwizerimana Ohio State University OH
Tatiana Valica Center for Autism and Related Disorders CA
Bizhao Zhang Harvard University MA
Salma Zohdi Sarah Lawrence College NY

International Project Grants

Florence Adera Kenya  
Yu Liu China  
Yoko Shimpuku Japan  

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