NCCWSL Scholarships

Since attending NCCWSL, I’ve been afforded opportunities to speak all over the country, and recently, I had the chance to speak at the White House about the health of trans women in my home state of Mississippi. I would never have had the courage to speak up if I had not applied for a NCCWSL scholarship.

Blossom Brown, transgender rights activist and 2015 NCCWSL attendee

AAUW believes NCCWSL provides valuable opportunities for students from all backgrounds. That’s why each year we award over 100 full and partial scholarships to the conference.

The AAUW National Scholarship Application will open November 1, 2020, and close at 11:59 p.m. on February 16, 2021. Students must apply online to be considered for a national scholarship. (Students who apply for a national scholarship, DO NOT fill out a separate registration.)

Important Dates:

  • November 1, 2020: National Scholarship Application opens
  • February 16, 2021: National Scholarship Application closes
  • Monday, March 15, 2021: National Scholarship decisions are sent – full scholarships awarded, others waitlisted
  • Monday, March 22, 2021: Final National Scholarship decisions are sent – partial scholarships awarded
  • Monday, March 29, 2021: Signed contracts and endorsement forms due to AAUW
  • Monday, April 5, 2021: Second round National Scholarship decisions are sent – partial scholarships awarded
  • Monday, April 19, 2021: Second round signed contracts and endorsement forms due to AAUW

After decisions are sent out, scholarship awardees will be registered by AAUW staff. If an applicant is not awarded a scholarship but would still like to attend, they will be able to register at our early-bird rate. AAUW offers full and partial national scholarships, awarded upon availability. Scholarships do not include travel or other additional expenses. Full scholarships will be awarded first; once acceptances have been confirmed, a limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded. Scholarships are non-transferable.

Full scholarships cover:

  • Regular residential or commuter registration
  • Scheduled meals

Partial scholarships cover:

  • 50% of the base regular registration fee
  • Scheduled meals

Apply for a scholarship


AAUW Members:
Learn more about NCCWSL scholarship guidelines here.