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 83406
Fairbanks, AK 99708-3406
Email

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
Email

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

Colorado

Aurora, Colorado Branch Scholarship

AAUW Aurora Colorado Branch: Aurora, CO

23748 E Clifton Place
Aurora CO 80016
Email

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per reward($): $1,000
Application link: https://aurora-co.aauw.net/scholarship/ 

Connecticut

Lower Connecticut Valley Branch Scholarship

AAUW Lower Connecticut Valley Branch:  Old Saybrook, CT

39 Shailer Pond Road
Deep River, CT 06417
Email

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
Email

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

Idaho

Inez Robb Scholarship

Boise Area Branch: Boise, ID

210 W State St.
Boise ID 83702
Email

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 2018

AAUW Naperville Branch: Naperville, IL

P.O. Box 4662
Naperville, IL 60567
Email

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $5,000
Application link: http://naperville-il.aauw.net/scholarship/

Returning Scholar Scholarship

AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch: Elmhurst, IL

P.O. Box 243
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Email

Scholarship type: Undergraduate or Graduate
Amount per award ($): Two grants of $3,000.00 each
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
Email

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

Massachusetts

Mary Anderson Memorial Scholarship

AAUW Taunton Area Branch: Taunton, MA

606 Pleasant Street
Raynham, MA 02767
Email

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $500.00
Application linkhttps://aauw-ma.aauw.net/branches/taunton/#Scholarships

Michigan

Women in Transition Scholarship

AAUW Midland Branch: Midland, MI

76 Ashman Circle
Midland, MI 48640
Email

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

Nevada

AAUW Capital (NV) Branch Scholarship

AAUW Capital (NV) Branch: Carson City, Nevada

Email

Scholarship type: undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $1,000
Application link: http://capital-nv.aauw.net/scholarships/

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
Email

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
Email

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

Buffalo Branch Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: West Seneca, NY

P.O. Box 858
West Seneca, NY 14224
Email

Scholarship type: Undergraduate scholarship
Amount per award ($): $2,500.00
Restrictions: Only available to high school senior girls attending an Erie or Niagara County high school.
Application linkhttp://aauw.buffalo.edu/scholarships-loans-and-grants/buffaauw/

Jacquie Walker Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Williamsville, NY

315 Sherbrooke
Williamsville, NY 14221

Scholarship type: Undergraduate, merit-based scholarship
Amount per award ($): $5,000.00
Residential restrictions: Resident of Western New York. Counties are Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany.
Restrictions: Available only to female attending college in the junior or senior class of the 2018-2019 school year. The applicant must have graduated from high school in Western New York.
Application linkhttp://aauw.buffalo.edu/scholarships-loans-and-grants/jacquie-walker/

Olga Lindberg Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Cheektowaga, NY

P.O. Box 894
Cheektowaga, NY, 14225‐0894

Scholarship type: Graduate scholarship
Amount per award ($): $5,000.00; $10,000.00
Residential restrictions: Resident of Western New York. Counties are Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany.
Restrictions: Available only to women either living in or going to college in the eight counties of Western New York.
Application link: http://aauw.buffalo.edu/scholarships-loans-and-grants/olga-lindberg/

Catalyst for Change Scholarship

AAUW Buffalo Branch: Cheektowaga, NY

P.O. Box 894
Cheektowaga, NY 14225-0894
Email

Scholarship type: Undergraduate/graduate scholarship
Amount per award ($): $3,000.00
Residential restrictions: Resident of Western New York. Counties are Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany.
Restrictions: Available only to women either living in or going to college in the eight counties of Western New York.
Application link: http://aauw.buffalo.edu/scholarships-loans-and-grants/catalyst-for-change/

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
Email

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
Email

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

AAUW Carlisle Branch Higher Education Scholarship

AAUW Carlisle Branch: Carlisle, PA
Scholarship
AAUW-Carlisle
PO Box 815
Carlisle, PA 17013
Email

Scholarship type: Undergraduate, Graduate
Amount per award ($): $1,500.00
Application linkhttp://carlisle-pa.aauw.net/scholarship/

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
Email

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

Undergraduate Scholarship

York (PA) Branch: York, PA

1525 Fifth Ave.
York, PA 17403
Email

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

Tennessee

Community Service Scholarship

Tennessee Branch: Antioch, TN

3424 Calais Circle
Antioch, Tennessee, 37013
Email

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
Email

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
Email

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

The AAUW Hill Country Scholarship and The Gwynn Groggel Memorial Scholarship

AAUW Hill Country Branch: Kerrville, TX

805 Loop 534, Unit 141
Kerrville, TX 78028
Email

Scholarship type: Graduate scholarship
Amount per award ($): $2,000 per scholarship (2 available)
Application linkhttp://hillcountry-tx.aauw.net/graduate-study-scholarship/

Utah

AAUW Salt Lake City Branch Scholarship

AAUW Salt Lake City Branch: Salt Lake City, Utah

Email

Scholarship type: Undergraduate
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00
Application link: http://aauw-ut.aauw.net/branches/slc/

AAUW St. George Branch Scholarship

AAUW St. George Branch: St. George, Utah

P.O. Box 790
St. George, UT 84771
Email

Scholarship type: Multiple undergraduate scholarships
Amount per award ($): $1,000.00 to $2,000.00
Application link: http://aauw-stgeorge.org/scholarships/

Virginia

Beverly Anderson Scholarship

AAUW Fairfax City Branch: Fairfax, VA

10847 Split Oak Lane
Burke, VA 22015
Email

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