Marine biologist Rachel Carson

Earth Day, AAUW, and Rachel Carson: An Archives Discovery

Rachel Carson, about to receive the AAUW Achievement Award, was writing to Mary Boyette on June 12, 1956. In the four-page, handwritten letter, Carson explains what she will do with the award money, that it will “further the studies I already have underway as a basis for a new book.” The “new book” she was speaking of turned out to be 1962’s Silent Spring. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 19, 2013
Casandra Rauser

Selecting the Next Generation of Innovators

Today, AAUW announced our fellowships and grants recipients for the 2013–14 academic year. Joining the ranks of more than 11,000 past awardees, this class will be the 125th in AAUW’s […] Read more »

Florence Seibert, who was honored with the Florence B. Seibert American Fellowship

Women in History Live On through Fellowships

Since that first endowment, there have been hundreds of women honored and memorialized through these fellowships and grants. Within this varied group, there are distinguished scientists and scholars whose careers set an example and helped dispose of the injurious theory that women’s intellects and abilities are inferior. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 15, 2013
Natasha Mercado poses with members of the AAUW Kirkland-Redmond (WA) Branch.

Empowered by an Education

Personally, I know how difficult it can be to put yourself through college. Many obstacles can stand in the way: Financial need and other hardships make a college degree impossible […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 28, 2013
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NCCWSL Fundraising Comes from All Over

If you don’t know already, the AAUW/NASPA National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) will be held May 30–June 1 at the University of Maryland, College Park. NCCWSL is […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 19, 2013

Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

Established in 1989, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls. Read more »

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Katie Miller

Fighting “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Woman of Distinction Katie Miller

Courageous. Inspirational. Groundbreaking. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think about Katie Miller, one of our 2013 NCCWSL Women of Distinction. Miller’s story […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 28, 2013

Museum Founder and Director to Judge AAUW Art Contest

“I found that I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way … things I had no words for.” — Georgia O’Keeffe It’s that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 17, 2013

Meet NCCWSL Woman of Distinction Donna Shalala

We are thrilled to honor Donna Shalala — a teacher, scholar, and leader — as a Woman of Distinction for the 2013 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Her […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   November 19, 2012

AAUW Awards $4.3 Million in Fellowships and Grants

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will award $4.3 million to nearly 300 women scholars and programs that promote education and equity for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 01, 2012