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.

 

 

Alaska

Ann Rhian Memorial, Nancy Johnson Memorial

Fairbanks Alaska Branch: Fairbanks, AK

P.O. Box 82345
Fairbanks, AK 99708-2345
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00
Application link: http://fairbanks-ak.aauw.net/scholarships/

California

Mary & Donn Random Memorial Scholarship

Sacramento Branch, Inc.: Sacramento, CA

69-43rd Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $2,000.000
Application link: http://sacramento-ca.aauw.net/programs/scholarships/

Connecticut

Lower Connecticut Valley Branch Scholarship

AAUW Lower Connecticut Valley Branch:  Old Saybrook, CT

39 Shailer Pond Road
Deep River, CT 06417
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $2,000.000
Application link: http://lowerctvalley-ct.aauw.net/scholarship/

Florida

Pompano Beach AAUW Scholarship

AAUW Pompano Beach Branch: Deerfield Beach, FL

665 SE 21st Avenue #308
Deerfield, FL 33441
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00 to $2,000.000
Application link: http://aauw-fl.aauw.net/branches/pompano/

Hawaii

Endowment Fund Scholarship, Local Grants, Pat Snipes Scholarship, Miriam B. Diesseroth Scholarship

Windward O’ahu Branch: Kailua, HI

535 F Keolu Drive
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00 to $4,000.000
Application link: http://windward-hi.aauw.net/scholarships/information/

Idaho

Inez Robb Scholarship

Boise Area Branch: Boise, ID

210 W State St.
Boise ID 83702
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00
Application link: http://www.idcomfdn.org/Scholarships Application listed as “Boise Branch, American Association of University Women Inez Robb Scholarship Fund”

Illinois

Angeline Gale Scholarship 2015

AAUW Naperville Branch: Naperville, IL

206 N. Columbia St.
Naperville, IL 60540
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $4,000
Application link: http://naperville-il.aauw.net/scholarship/

Returning Scholar Scholarship

AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch: Elmhurst, IL

P.O. Box 243
Elmhurst, IL 60126
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Amount per award ($): $2,500.00
Application deadline: 4/1/2016
Residential restrictions:Elmhurst, Addison, Bensenville, Berkeley, Northlake, Oak Brook, or Villa Park
Application link: http://elmhurstarea-il.aauw.net/scholarship/apply/

Return to Learning Scholarship

Lombard Area (IL) AAUW Branch: Carol Stream, IL

1350 Ridgefield Circle
Carol Stream, IL 60188
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Amount per award ($): $1,300.00
Application link: http://lombard-il.aauw.net/scholarships/

Michigan

Women in Transition Scholarship

AAUW Midland Branch: Midland, MI

76 Ashman Circle
Midland, MI 48640
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate and Graduate
Amount per award ($): $2,000.00
Application link: http://www.midlandfoundation.org/scholarship-application/

New Jersey

AAUW Medford, NJ area Branch Scholarship

AAUW Medford area Branch: Medford, NJ

Email

Scholarship type: undergraduate female non-traditional student from Burlington County, NJ
Amount per award ($): $1,000
Application link: http://medford-nj.aauw.net/scholarship/

Lew Williams Scholarship and Leila Sulkes Scholarship

AAUW Freehold Branch: Freehold, NJ

P.O. Box 6052
Freehold, NJ 7728
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Amount per award ($): $2,000.00
Application link: http://freeholdarea-nj.aauw.net/scholarships/scholarships/

Kathleen Barra Memorial Scholarship

AAUW Northern Ocean County Branch: Ocean County, NJ

P.O. Box 1994
Brick, NJ 08723
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00
Application link: http://northernocean-nj.aauw.net/scholarships/

AAUW-NOCB Academic Scholarship

AAUW Northern Ocean County Branch: Ocean County, NJ

P.O. Box 1994
Brick, NJ 08723
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00
Application link: http://northernocean-nj.aauw.net/scholarships/

New York

Olga Lindberg Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Cheektowaga, NY

E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate/graduate scholarship
Amount per award ($): $5,000.00; $10,000.00
Residential restrictions: Buffalo Niagara region. Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, or Allegany County resident.
Restrictions: available only to women either living in or going to college in the eight counties of Western New York.
Application link: http://www.aauw.buffalo.edu/loanindex.htm

Velma Cobb Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: West Seneca, NY

E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship
Amount per award ($): $2,000.00
Residential restrictions: Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, or Allegany County resident.
All other restrictions: only available to women either living in or going to college in the eight counties of Western New York.
Application link: http://www.aauw.buffalo.edu/loanindex.htm

Catalyst for Change Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Williamsville, NY

E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate/graduate scholarship
Amount per award ($): $3,000.00
Restrictions: only available to women either living in or going to college in the eight counties of Western New York.
Application link: http://www.aauw.buffalo.edu/loanindex.htm

North Carolina

Jill Shelley Memorial Scholarship at Craven Community College

AAUW Twin Rivers Branch: New Bern, NC
Point of Contact: Craven Community College

800 College Ct.
New Bern, NC 28562
252.638.7211
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate award for a female student for any major at Craven Community College (CCC)
Amount per award ($): Varies each year
Application link: http://cravencc.edu/financialaid/scholarships/

Oklahoma

AAUW Graduate Woman Scholarship, AAUW Undergraduate Woman Scholarship

AAUW Tahlequah Branch: Tahlequah, OK

812 N Cedar Ave
Tahlequah, OK 74464
918.444.4200
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate/graduate scholarship
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00 and $500.00
Restrictions: only for students at Northeastern State University
Application link: http://scholarships.nsuok.edu/Miscellaneous.aspx

Pennsylvania

Alice Lawson Scholarship

West Chester – Chester County PA Branch: Downingtown, PA

26 Blakely Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $1,500.00
Application link: http://wccc-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/alice-lawson/

Graduate Scholarship

York (PA) Branch: York, PA

1525 Fifth Ave.
York, PA 17403
E-mail

Scholarship type: Graduate
Amount per award ($): $3,000.00
Application link: http://york-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/graduate/

Tennessee

Community Service Scholarship

Tennessee Branch: Antioch, TN

3424 Calais Circle
Antioch, Tennessee, 37013
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $1,000

Texas

Endowed Fellowship for Doctoral Candidates at University of Texas at Austin, AAUW Frances Malmberg Endowed Scholarship in the Austin Community College Foundation

Austin, TX Branch: Austin, TX

P.O. Box 5304
Austin, TX 78763-5304
E-mail

Scholarship type: Graduate
Amount per award ($): $2,000
Application link: http://austin-tx.aauw.net/special-projects/fellowships/ and
https://austincc.academicworks.com/opportunities/247

Tarrant County Branch Scholarship

AAUW Tarrant County Branch: Tarrant County, TX

1500 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
817.515.5277
E-mail

Scholarship type: One for education and counseling majors, and one for STEM majors.
Amount per award ($): $750/semester
Application linkhttps://tccd.academicworks.com/opportunities/682

Virginia

Beverly Anderson Scholarship

AAUW Fairfax City Branch: Fairfax, VA

10847 Split Oak Lane
Burke, VA 22015
E-mail

Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship
Amount per award ($): Up to $2,500.00
Application link: http://fairfaxcity-va.aauw.net/scholarship/