Local Scholarships

The ever-increasing student debt burden, rising cost of higher education, and ongoing need for education funding is an alarming reality of our times. We know that women earn less than men, even one-year out of college, and thus may have more difficulty than men in paying off their student debt. AAUW’s educational funding for women remains an important element to closing the funding gap for women in higher education.

AAUW branches and states provide funding for local scholarship programs across the U.S. for qualified women students seeking educational funding. Participating branches and states determine their scholarship amounts and eligibility criteria, and applicants apply directly to the opportunities for which they are qualified.

For more information regarding these local scholarships contact your local AAUW branch. Information is NOT available from the AAUW National Office.

Use this form to post your branch or state scholarship on the AAUW website.

Florida

Pompano Beach AAUW Scholarship

AAUW Pompano Beach Branch: Deerfield Beach, FL
Point of Contact: Helen Elkiss
665 SE 21st Avenue #308
Deerfield, FL 33441
954.570.5423
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00 to $2,000.000
Total scholarship amount ($): $4,000.00
Application deadline: 3/1/2014
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Field of study restrictions: N/A
Year restrictions: College Junior, College Senior
Residential restrictions: Broward or Palm Beach County, FL
University restriction: Any Florida college or university
Full-time enrollment required: No
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: US Citizen (birth or naturalization). Accepted by a Florida College or University. Must be entering third or fourth year of college.
Application link: http://aauw-fl.aauw.net/branches/pompano/

Illinois

Angeline Gale Scholarship 2014

AAUW Naperville Branch: Naperville, IL
Point of Contact: Yonah Klem, Ed.D.
206 N. Columbia St.
Naperville, IL 60540
630.369.8260
E-mail

Scholarship Details: For women over 28 finishing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree within 18 months of being awarded the scholarship (December 2015)
Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Number of scholarships: 1
Amount per award ($): $4,000
Total scholarship amount ($): $4,000
Application deadline: March 1, 2014
Minimum GPA: B
Field of study restrictions: n/a
Year restrictions: Annual, applications accepted now only for 2014
Residential restrictions: DuPage, Will, Kendall or Kane Counties in Illinois
University restriction: An institution located in the above counties.
Full-time enrollment required: No, part-time is also acceptable.
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Quality of written personal statement, and in-person interview with selection committee
Application link: http://naperville-il.aauw.net/scholarship/

Returning Scholar Grant Fall 2014

AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch: Elmhurst, IL
Point of Contact: Elaine Davison
P.O. Box 243
161 S Grace Ave
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630.279.5314
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate/graduate scholarship
Number of scholarships: 1
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $1,000.00
Application deadline: 4/1/2014
Minimum GPA: N/A
Field of study restrictions: N/A
Year restrictions: Minimum 12 credit hours at accredited community or undergraduate college/university
Residential restrictions: Elmhurst, Addison, Bensenville, DuPage County, IL
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: No
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Age 25 years or older. Grant funds will be in the form of a check mailed directly to the college/university for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 1-page statement giving background, reasons for returning to school, how the scholarship would make a difference in your life.
Application link: http://elmhurstarea-il.aauw.net/scholarship/apply/

New York

Dorothy Payne STEM Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Cheektowaga, NY
Point of Contact: Ruby Williams
P.O. Box 894
Cheektowaga, NY 14225-0894
716.559.3037
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $2,500.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $5,000.00
Application deadline: 2/1/2014
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Field of study restrictions: Science, technology, engineering, math
Year restrictions: Already in college, in a STEM field
Residential restrictions: WNY resident. Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, or Allegany County resident.
University restriction: Any accredited university (Note: EITHER a WNY resident OR attending a WNY college/university)
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
Other restrictions: Letters of recommendation and an essay required

Dorothy Payne URBAN Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Cheektowaga, NY
Point of Contact: Ruby Williams
P.O. Box 894
Cheektowaga, NY 14225-0894
716.559.3037
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $2,500.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $5,000.00
Application deadline: 3/15/2014
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Field of study restrictions: N/A
Year restrictions: Freshman
Residential restrictions: Attending an Urban High School in Erie or Niagara Counties, NY
University restriction: Any accredited university
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
Other restrictions: Letters of recommendation, an essay and a budget required

Olga Lindberg Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Cheektowaga, NY
Point of Contact: Pauline Dyson
P.O. Box 894
Cheektowaga, NY 14225-0894
716.559.3037
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate/graduate scholarship
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $10,000.00; $5,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $15,000.00
Application deadline: 4/1/2014
Minimum GPA: 3.7
Field of study restrictions: N/A
Year restrictions: 4th year or above
Residential restrictions: Buffalo Niagara region. Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, or Allegany County resident.
University restriction: Any accredited university
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Must be western New York resident. One page essay, student and community involvement required and there may be a personal interview.

Velma Cobb Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Cheektowaga, NY
Point of Contact: Betty Krist
P.O. Box 894
Cheektowaga, NY 14225-0894
716.559.3037
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $2,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $4,000.00
Application deadline: 3/1/2014
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Field of study restrictions: N/A
Year restrictions: Freshman
Residential restrictions: Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, or Allegany County resident.
University restriction: Any accredited university (Note: EITHER a WNY resident OR planning to attend a WNY college/university)
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Restricted to high school senior girls. Three letters of recommendation plus an essay required and personal interview.

Catalyst for Change Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Cheektowaga, NY
Point of Contact: Susan Clement
P.O. Box 894
Cheektowaga, NY 14225-0894
716.559-3037
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate/graduate scholarship
Number of scholarships: 3 one undergrad, one graduate, one non-traditional student
Amount per award ($): $3,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $9,000.00
Application deadline: 3/1/2014
Minimum GPA: N/A
Field of study restrictions: N/A
Year restrictions: N/A
Residential restrictions: Erie or Niagara county resident.
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: References required. Must have demonstrated success in a grassroots effort that has effected positive change for women or girls.

Oklahoma

AAUW Graduate Woman Scholarship, AAUW Undergraduate Woman Scholarship

AAUW Tahlequah Branch: Tahlequah, OK
Point of Contact: Peggy Glenn
812 N Cedar Ave
Tahlequah, OK 74464
918.444.4200
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate/graduate scholarship
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00 and $500.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $1,500.00
Application deadline: 5/9/2014
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Field of study restrictions: N/A
Year restrictions: N/A
Residential restrictions: Northeastern State University
University restriction: Northeastern State University
Full-time enrollment required: No
Transcripts required: Yes

Texas

Tarrant County Branch Scholarship

AAUW Tarrant County Branch: Tarrant County, TX
Point of Contact: Tarrant County College Foundation
1500 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817.515.5277
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: One for education and counseling majors, and one for STEM majors.
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $500/semester
Total scholarship amount ($): up to $2,000 for four semesters
Application deadline: 4/24/2014
Minimum GPA: 2.75 or GED score of 3000
Field of study restrictions: Education, school counseling, science, technology, engineering, or math
Year restrictions: Must be currently enrolled at or entering Tarrant County College with the intent to pursue an Associate Degree in the field of education, science, technology, engineering, or math
Residential restrictions: U.S. citizens and residing in Tarrant County for at least 12 months
University restriction: Tarrant County College
Full-time enrollment required: Must enroll in a minimum of 9 semester hours for period of award
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions:  n/a
Application link:  https://tccd.academicworks.com/opportunities/30

Virginia

Beverly Anderson Scholarship

AAUW Fairfax City Branch: Fairfax, VA
Point of Contact: Cindy Greenspan
4707 Olley Lane
Fairfax, VA 22032
571.238.6472
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): Up to $2,500.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $2,500.00
Application deadline: N/A
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Field of study restrictions: N/A
Year restrictions: Must have completed at least one full year of study.
Residential restrictions: George Mason University
University restriction: George Mason University
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Women returning to college after interrupting college career.
Application link: http://fairfaxcity-va.aauw.net/scholarship/