A scholarship locally funded by AAUW Branch Members for UNM Graduate Students
Since 1888, AAUW has been one of the largest funders of women’s graduate education, investing in women who go on to change the world. AAUW has awarded over $115 million in fellowships and grants to more than 13,000 scholars and organizations in 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Gaum and 150 countries, one of the largest scholarship programs for women in the world.
This scholarship is available to an Albuquerque resident who has been admitted at the University of New Mexico Graduate Program and demonstrates a commitment to helping women and girls through service in the community, profession, or research.
Recipient(s) of this scholarship will be chosen using the following criteria:
- Commitment to promoting equality for women and girls
- Enrolled in a graduate degree program
- Scholarly excellence (minimum 3.0 GPA) as an undergraduate
- Active commitment to helping women and girls through service in the community, profession or research
- It is the donor’s preference to award the scholarship to students who belong to traditionally underrepresented groups within the student’s field of study
Applicants shall submit a transcript, resume and essay. The Essay should focus on the applicant’s commitment to promoting equality and to helping women and girls in the community. Applicant may use examples of prior activities that demonstrate that commitment as well as anticipated activities post-graduation.
The application deadline will be March 4, 2022 for the next academic year. Opening date of applications TBD.
Recipient(s) of the annual scholarship award shall be selected by the representatives of the AAUW Albuquerque Branch, in accordance with the normal procedures and criteria used to select any and all scholarship award winners.
If possible, the scholarship recipient will attend an American Association of Women Albuquerque Branch board or general meeting after the scholarship is awarded to give a brief presentation of the awardee’s field of study and to be recognized by the membership at a general meeting.
AAUW national scholarship and fellowship information
There are a variety of educational funding sources available to women students, including:
- AAUW fellowships and grants — including summer/short-term grants — which provide funding for research projects or degree programs.
- Local scholarships to undergraduate and graduate women through AAUW branches.
- Regional and national scholarships to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).