AAUW Academic Awards

AAUW Academic AwardsAAUW Academic Awards

Each year, AAUW Port Townsend, through its philanthropic organization, the University Women‘s Foundation of East Jefferson County, has offered a tuition scholarship to a woman working to complete an undergraduate or graduate degree. This endowed scholarship is given in memory of writer, musician, and exceptional leader Elmira K. Beyer, a founding member of the University Women‘s Foundation.


Contact Info: UWF Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 644, Port Townsend, WA 98368; email link: http://pt-wa.aauw.net/home/contact/

Deadline: March 8

Award Amount: Up to $9,000

Eligibility: Women who have completed at least one full year of college, has maintained residence in East Jefferson County, WA for at least the past 2 years, and is planning to seek  a degree from a 4-year college or university.

Requirements: Online Application, Official Transcript, 3 Letters of Recommendation

Emerge Scholarships

Emerge ScholarshipsEmerge Scholarships

http://www.emergescholarships.org (“Scholarships” Tab) or http://www.emergescholarships.org/scholarships/

Contact Info: Emerge Scholarships, Inc., 3525 Piedmont Road, Building Five, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30305; phone: 404.477.5808; email: [email protected]

Deadline: September 29

Award Amount: $2,000–$5,000 (Amount and number of awards varies); All-expenses-paid trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend Awards Luncheon

Eligibility: Non-traditional, women students whose education was delayed or interrupted. Women with a vision to succeed regardless of any obstacles that life has put in their way. Women who give back to their communities and whose goals and desires for education align with their passions. Preference is given to women who are pursuing their educational goals in Georgia. This may include women who are returning to school after a hiatus, changing careers, seeking advancement in their career or work life, and stay-at-home moms entering the workplace and in need of additional education and training. This scholarship is not intended for recent High School graduates. Applicants must be accepted into a program of study at an educational institution; must be at least 25 years of age by the deadline date. US citizen or Foreign Nationals who have a green card and plan to study in the US.

Requirements: Application, Essay, Proof of Acceptance or Enrollment or College Transcript, and 2 Letters of Recommendation.

Application Link: http://www.emergescholarships.org/scholarships/

Alliance for Women in Media Scholarships

Alliance for Women in Media ScholarshipsAlliance for Women in Media’s Ford Emerging Voices Scholarship

http://www.allwomeninmedia.org/foundation/scholarships/ or http://www.allwomeninmedia.org (“Foundation” tab and “Scholarships” link in sidebar)

Note: While called a “scholarship,” this opportunity appears to be more of a paid internship position. We include it to demonstrate the value of reading the “requirements” for each scholarship opportunity you find and weighing the pros and cons before you apply.

Contact Info: Alliance for Women in Media Foundations, Scholarships, Attn: Kate Niswander, 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; phone: 703.506.3290; email: [email protected]

Deadline: April 30

Award Amount: $2,500 (2 Awarded)

Eligibility: Full-time, female Undergraduate or Graduate student.

Requirements: 2 Writing Samples (300-500 words), Proof of Enrollment, and Letter of Recommendation (Professor or Journalism/Media/Communications Professional). Required to attend the AWMF’s Gracie Awards Luncheon (student funds airfare and accommodations in New York City). Recipients will be required to produce 3-4 separate pieces of content for AWM between July 1 and November 1. One piece based on attendance at Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 26. The other 2-3 pieces of journalistic content for AWM’s website based on assigned topics or prompts.

Application Link: http://www.allwomeninmedia.org/foundation/scholarships/