Selected Professions Fellowships Application

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Application Instructions

The following items constitute a complete application. If any item is missing, the application will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified. Please see the full application instructions for more detail.

  • Eligibility Quiz
  • Online Form
    • Proposed fellowship project
    • Academic information/background
    • Career plans and professional goals
    • Narrative autobiography
    • Budget information
    • Filing fee – $35 (nonrefundable)
    • Official transcripts
    • For architecture students only: Reproductions demonstrating a range of the applicant’s design projects; 10-12 samples uploaded in the online application
    • For law students only: Writing sample
  • Recommendations (3)

Award Information

Award: $5,000–$18,000
Applications Available: August 1
Application Deadline: January 10*
Fellowship Year: July 1 – June 30
* Applications, supporting documents, and recommendations will be accepted on the following business day if the deadline falls on a weekend. The online application and recommendation will state the actual submission deadline.


Please direct all questions about applications to Scholarship America, AAUW’s official application processing center. Please do not contact the AAUW office in Washington, D.C., or local branches for fellowship or grant application information. Call 319.688.4334 or email