AAUW St. George Branch advances equity for women and girls in Southern Utah through philanthropy, advocacy, and education.
If you are looking for an organization that truly supports women achieving their educational goals – look no further. American Association of University Women (AAUW), a National organization, has a local Branch in St. George Utah 100 members strong. Since 1982 they have helped advance equity for over 300 women and girls though advocacy and education. Our focus is to help traditional and non-traditional students start or continue their 4-year or advanced college Degree.
Our scholarships are awarded to women who demonstrate a financial need and have the potential for educational success by completing their degrees. This year, the emphasis was on non-traditional female students; 51 candidates were interviewed by 14 AAUW members, 37 were selected with 22 majoring in a STEM subject. 26 were classified as diversity students, which was the target market this year to specifically help those less privileged.
Typically sources of funding include the annual gala event, other Branch sponsored fundraisers, and private donations. Our primary fundraising efforts for the past two years has been our “Giving without Going“ campaigns.
If you want to give back to those who need it most and wake up with a purpose to help others, join this great organization that is the leading voice on women’s issues such as gender equity; education; wage parity; leadership; daycare; health; career choices etc. You’ll be the better for it.
Scholarship applications open January 3, 2022. Due date: March 2nd, 2022
- The Scholarship Program began in 1986 and was the first program of AAUW St. George Branch.
- Founded with the educational goal to support non-traditional and traditional women reach their career potential and financial security.
- The number of scholarships awarded has grown from 1 recipient in 1986 to 44 in 2020. 30 scholarships were awarded in 2022.
- In 2014 a partnership was formed with the Women’s Resource Center at Utah Tech University to foster mentorships between students and community business women.
- In 2015, an independent mentorship component was added with AAUW members acting as mentors to recipients, if they requested it.
Scholarships are available to female Utah residents in the greater St. George area who demonstrate a financial need and ability to finish their degree.
- Women who are attending, or plan to attend, a local college or university to continue their educational goals. This also applies to females with a GED.
- Dixie Technology College female students are considered if they intend to continue their education after their certification program.
- Support for Graduate Degree programs.
- Financial need is based on FAFSA approval.
- Demonstrate an ability to finish a four-year degree.
- For college students, a 2.5 GPA is required.
- Part-time (6 hours) and full-time students are eligible.
Previous scholarship recipients may re-apply and receive a maximum of three awards.
Along with the application, the following documents are required at submission:
- Your official transcript of grades from your current institution.
- Incoming freshmen students only: High School transcript or GED.
- One current, signed letter of reference from a teacher, professor or employer.
Applicants must complete the application form and submit with all supporting documents by the deadline in March. No applications will be accepted after the deadline date.
Within the application time frame, select the Apply Now button at the top of the page, and you will be directed to the application form.
Selected candidates will be scheduled for an interview with the scholarship committee to be held towards the end of March. Applicants will be notified of status by mid-April.
Recipients will be recognized and awarded their scholarship at our Scholarship Luncheon in May.