Campus Action Projects

Every year AAUW releases a research report on the state of women and girls. And with that report, we award up to $50,000 to colleges and universities through Campus Action Project Grants to put that research into action. This year, the projects are based on Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success, which details ways to improve the community college experience for women by supporting student parents, increasing the number of women studying nontraditional subjects, and encouraging graduation or transfer to a four-year school.


One of the grantees, Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC), is located in the rural and impoverished neighborhood of Henderson, North Carolina, and attracts women in their 40s who are returning to school. VGCC’s project, “An Educated Woman, an Educated Future” is composed of three workshops aimed at providing their nontraditional students with the skills to transfer to a four-year institution. Learn more »

Meet the CAP Teams

The 2013-14 teams will put into action the recommendations from AAUW’s 2013 research report Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success. Meet the 2013-14 teams »


Application Process

Through an annual application process during the fall semester, approximately 10 campus teams composed of students and campus professionals are awarded up to $5,000 to implement their proposed projects during the spring semester. A member from each team will be funded to report on the project at AAUW and NASPA’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in Washington, D.C. AAUW college/university partner member schools receive special preference in the application process.

If you have any additional questions, please e-mail (preferred) or call 202.785.7719.


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