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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.

The form for submitting 2016–17 scholarships will be available here in Fall 2015.

 

Alaska

Ann Rhian Memorial, Nancy Johnson Memorial

Fairbanks Alaska Branch: Fairbanks, AK
Point of Contact: Gael Murakami
P.O. Box 82345
Fairbanks, AK 99708-2345
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $2,000.00
Application deadline: 3/1/2015
Minimum GPA: N/A
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: None
Residential restrictions: North Star Borough county
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: No, participants can be enrolled part time
Transcripts required: No
All other restrictions: For local women with plans to upgrade their education or to pursue educational projects.
Application link: http://fairbanks-ak.aauw.net/scholarships/

California

Mary & Donn Random Memorial Scholarship

Sacramento Branch, Inc.: Sacramento, CA
Point of Contact: Donna Holmes
69-43rd Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Number of scholarships: 4
Amount per award ($): $2,000.000
Total scholarship amount ($): $8,000.00
Application deadline: 2/14/2015
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: None
Residential restrictions: Sacramento County
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: No, recipients may be enrolled part time
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Female age 25 or older. Enrolled in 6 units or more at Los Rios Community College or CSUS. Have completed 12 units in college level courses. First baccalaureate, financial need and defined goals.
Application link: http://sacramento-ca.aauw.net/programs/scholarships/

Connecticut

Lower Connecticut Valley Branch Scholarship

AAUW Lower Connecticut Valley Branch:  Old Saybrook, CT
Point of Contact: Carolyn Cohen
39 Shailer Pond Road
Deep River, CT 06417
860.526.8209
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $2,000.000
Total scholarship amount ($): $4,000.00
Application deadline: 5/30/2015
Minimum GPA: N/A
Field of study restrictions: N/A
Year restrictions: N/A
Residential restrictions: Chester, Clinton, Deep River, East Haddam, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook resident
University restriction: Must be pursuing an Associate or Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university
Full-time enrollment required: No
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Must be 21 years of age or older. References required.
Application link: http://lowerctvalley-ct.aauw.net/scholarship/

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: 3/15/2015
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/

Hawaii

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

Windward O’ahu Branch: Kailua, HI
Point of Contact: Bett Sestak
535 F Keolu Drive
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Number of scholarships: 4
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00 to $4,000.000
Total scholarship amount ($): $8,000.00
Application deadline: 3/1/2015
Minimum GPA: N/A
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: None
Residential restrictions: Windward O’ahu
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: No, recipients may be enrolled part time
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Legal residents of Windward O’ahu, Hawaii. Enrolled or accepted for admission at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution in the state of Hawaii and have not earned a baccalaureate degree.
Application link: http://windward-hi.aauw.net/scholarships/information/

Idaho

Inez Robb Scholarship

Boise Area Branch: Boise, ID
Point of Contact: Elly Davis
210 W State St.
Boise ID 83702
208.342.3535
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Number of scholarships: 1
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $1,000.00
Application deadline: 4/1/2015
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: Junior or senior level female student
Residential restrictions: Idaho resident
University restriction: Boise State University
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Graduating within two years of receipt of scholarship. View additional criteria and application on the Idaho Community foundation Website http://www.idcomfdn.org/Scholarships
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
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 2016)
Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Number of scholarships: 1
Amount per award ($): $4,000
Total scholarship amount ($): $4,000
Application deadline: 3/2/2015
Minimum GPA: B
Field of study restrictions: n/a
Year restrictions: Annual
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

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

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Number of scholarships: 1
Amount per award ($): $2,500.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $2,500.00
Application deadline: 4/1/2015
Minimum GPA: N/A
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: Minimum 12 credit hours of college-level work at an accredited academic institution
Residential restrictions: Elmhurst or adjacent communities
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: No, participants can be enrolled part time
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: BA program – completed 60 credits OR Graduate program – completed 6 credits. 2 Letters of recommendation from professors, employers, etc. (not friends and relatives). Accredited Programs only.
Application link: http://elmhurstarea-il.aauw.net/scholarship/apply/

Return to Learning Scholarship

Lombard Area (IL) AAUW Branch: Carol Stream, IL
Point of Contact: Laurenel Driscoll
1350 Ridgefield Circle
Carol Stream, IL 60188
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Number of scholarships: 1
Amount per award ($): $1,300.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $1,300.00
Application deadline: 4/1/2015
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Field of study restrictions: STEM
Year restrictions: 2015-2016 academic year
Residential restrictions: Lombard, Villa Park, Glen Ellyn, Addison, Wheaton, Oakbrook Terrace, Glendale Heights, IL
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: No, participants can be enrolled part time
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: N/A
Application link: http://lombard-il.aauw.net/scholarships/

Michigan

Women in Transition Scholarship

AAUW Midland Branch: Midland, MI
Point of Contact: María Sablo-Yates
76 Ashman Circle
Midland, MI 48640
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate and Graduate
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $2,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $4,000.00
Application deadline: 3/2/2015
Minimum GPA: N/A
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: None
Residential restrictions: Midland County
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: No, participants can be enrolled part time
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: For women with an interruption or delay in their education beyond high school equal to a minimum of one semester. Award must be used in the 2015-2016 academic year. Essay and 2 references required.
Application link: http://www.midlandfoundation.org/scholarship-application/

New Jersey

Lew Williams Scholarship and Leila Sulkes Scholarship

AAUW Freehold Branch: Freehold, NJ
Point of Contact: Susan Hughes
P.O. Box 6052
Freehold, NJ 7728
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Number of scholarships: 2
Amount per award ($): $2,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $4,000.00
Application deadline: 7/31/2015
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: 2015-16
Residential restrictions: Colts Neck, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Twp, Howell, Manalapan, Marlboro, Morganville
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: No, participants can be enrolled part time
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: BA program – completed 60 credits OR Graduate program – completed 6 credits. 2 Letters of recommendation from professors, employers, etc. (not friends and relatives). Accredited Programs only. Women 25 years and older.
Application link: http://freeholdarea-nj.aauw.net/scholarships/scholarships/

Kathleen Barra Memorial Scholarship

AAUW Northern Ocean County Branch: Ocean County, NJ
Point of Contact: AAUW-NOCB
P.O. Box 1994
Brick, NJ 08723
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Number of scholarships: 1
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $1,000.00
Application deadline: 5/9/2015
Minimum GPA: n/a
Field of study restrictions: Business related field
Year restrictions: High school senior, class of 2015
Residential restrictions: New Jersey
University restriction: n/a
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Essay
Application link: http://northernocean-nj.aauw.net/scholarships/

AAUW-NOCB Academic Scholarship

AAUW Northern Ocean County Branch: Ocean County, NJ
Point of Contact: AAUW-NOCB
P.O. Box 1994
Brick, NJ 08723
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Number of scholarships: 1
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $1,000.00
Application deadline: 5/9/2015
Minimum GPA: n/a
Field of study restrictions: n/a
Year restrictions: Enrollment in 2015-16 academic year
Residential restrictions: Resident of Monmouth or Ocean County New Jersey
University restriction: n/a
Full-time enrollment required: No
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Reentering undergraduate female student, 21 years of age or older, completed at least 12 credits toward a bachelor’s degree, essay, proof of enrollment
Application link: http://northernocean-nj.aauw.net/scholarships/

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: 3/1/2015
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
Application link: http://www.aauw.buffalo.edu/loanindex.htm

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: 3/15/2015
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: N/A
Application link: http://www.aauw.buffalo.edu/loanindex.htm

Olga Lindberg Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Cheektowaga, NY
Point of Contact: AAUW Buffalo Branch
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: 4/1/2015
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.
Application link: http://www.aauw.buffalo.edu/loanindex.htm

Velma Cobb Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: West Seneca, NY
Point of Contact: AAUW Buffalo Branch
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: 3/1/2015
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.
Application link: http://www.aauw.buffalo.edu/loanindex.htm

Catalyst for Change Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Williamsville, NY
Point of Contact: AAUW Buffalo Branch
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: 4/1/2015
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.
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
Financial Aid/Scholarships
800 College Ct.
New Bern, NC 28562
252.638.7211
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate award for a female student for any major at Craven Community College (CCC)
Number of scholarships: Varies each year
Amount per award ($): Varies each year
Total scholarship amount ($): Varies each year
Application deadline: 3/31/2015
Minimum GPA: 3.0 (with a minimum of twelve credit hours prior to award)
Field of study restrictions: n/a
Year restrictions: Must be currently enrolled at CCC planning to continue her education toward a Bachelor’s Degree
Residential restrictions: n/a
University restriction: Craven Community College
Full-time enrollment required: n/a
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Must be a female, nontraditional student (matriculating four or more years after completing high school or the equivalent). All applicants will be initially screened by a Craven Community College Financial Aid Representative. Local Branch Scholarship Committee will screen CCC suggested applicants.
Application link: http://cravencc.edu/financialaid/scholarships/

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: 5/8/2015
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
Application link: http://scholarships.nsuok.edu/Miscellaneous.aspx

Pennsylvania

Alice Lawson Scholarship

West Chester – Chester County PA Branch: Downingtown, PA
Point of Contact: Sandra Alexander
26 Blakely Road
Downingtown, PA 19335
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Number of scholarships: 1
Amount per award ($): $1,500.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $1,500.00
Application deadline: 3/28/2015
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: Junior, Senior, 60 credits earned by Spring Semester of 2014
Residential restrictions: Chester County resident
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: No, participants can be enrolled part time
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Must be at least 25 years old. Must be enrolled for the 2015-2016 academic year at a four year college or university.
Application link: http://wccc-pa.aauw.net/files/2015/01/2015-2016_SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION.doc

Graduate Scholarship

York (PA) Branch: York, PA
Point of Contact: Lois Conaway
1525 Fifth Ave.
York, PA 17403
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Graduate
Number of scholarships: 1
Amount per award ($): $3,000.00
Total scholarship amount ($): $3,000.00
Application deadline: 4/15/2015
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: None
Residential restrictions: York County resident
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: Female and either a York County resident, graduate of a York County high school, or a member of York Branch of AAUW accepted or enrolled in an accredited Master’s or Doctoral program.
Application link: http://york-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/graduate/

Tennessee

Community Service Scholarship

Tennessee Branch: Antioch, TN
Point of Contact: Haleigh Johnson
3424 Calais Circle
Antioch, Tennessee, 37013
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Number of scholarships: 3
Amount per award ($): $1,000
Total scholarship amount ($): $3,000
Application deadline: 2/28/2015
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: None
Residential restrictions: None
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: N/A
Application link: N/A

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
Point of Contact: Joyce Pulich
P.O. Box 5304
Austin, TX 78763-5304
E-mail

Scholarship Details

Scholarship type: Graduate
Number of scholarships: 6
Amount per award ($): $2,000
Total scholarship amount ($): Varies
Application deadline: 3/23/2015
Minimum GPA: N/A
Field of study restrictions: None
Year restrictions: None
Residential restrictions: None
University restriction: N/A
Full-time enrollment required: Yes
Transcripts required: Yes
All other restrictions: N/A
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
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: 4/24/2015
Minimum GPA: 2.75 or GED score of 2750
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 linkhttps://tccd.academicworks.com/opportunities/682

Virginia

Beverly Anderson Scholarship

AAUW Fairfax City Branch: Fairfax, VA
Point of Contact: Paulette Miller
10847 Split Oak Lane
Burke, VA 22015
703.250.0876
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: 4/15/2015
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/