Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants Committee

by Robert Richardson, Co-Chair – richards.rob2@eagles.uwlax.edu

AAUW 2021 GRANT RECIPIENTS
The Scholarships and Grants Committee selected ten agencies to receive $1000 grants through our AAUW-La Crosse funds managed by the La Crosse Community Foundation. Each of these agencies has demonstrated intention to “break barriers”!

FSPA: Task Force to End Modern Slavery

Monroe County Shelter Care, Inc.: Brighter Tomorrows Program

New Horizons: Program Support

Self-Sufficiency Program: Emergency Fund

Self-Sufficiency Program: Scholarships

Student Council for Exceptional Children: Kosovo Project

Western Technical College: Pathways Scholarships

Western Technical College: Student Assistance Program

Western Technical College: Transition Scholarships

YWCA La Crosse: Restorative Justice Circles.

If you know of an agency that could benefit from an AAUW 2022 Grant, please share your nomination with any Scholarships and Grants Committee member.

Scholarships and Grants Committee thanks our branch members who nominated deserving women, non-traditional students for the Karen Wilson Memorial Scholarship. The committee thanks the high school counselors and collegiate financial aid officers for their efforts to ensure that their students knew about our scholarship. And, the committee also thanks Erica and Barb for their work announcing our scholarships in the Current and on our branch website.

WPR has reported that scholarship applications have fallen this year by 66%. This is not
applicable to AAUW-La Crosse. Thank you, one and all for all of your support for our Scholarships and Grants program.

We receive applications from amazing students breaking all kinds of barriers. We always welcome new members to participate in decision-making and/ or to review scholarship applications (as part of one of our subcommittees consisting of 3-4 members).

Robert Richardson, 608-788-0595, richards.rob2@eagle.uwlax.edu,

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Our virtual Art Fair continues – artfaironthegreen.org, and the La Crosse Community Foundation continues to accept donations on our behalf. Thank you to those who have contributed. If not yet, please consider making a donation in any amount; you may send it directly to LCF with a note that it’s for the AAUW Fund.

AAUW has a long history of advancing education and professional opportunities for women in the U.S. and around the globe. The AAUW La Crosse Branch provides local scholarships for higher education and it provides some grants to nonprofit agencies in the La Crosse community with the purpose of improving the lives of women and girls.

AAUW-La Crosse awards scholarships and grants to:  seniors graduation from local high schools; students continuing at Western Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Viterbo University; recipients of the Tribune Extra Effort Award and non-traditional students.  AAUW-La Crosse provides grants to participants in the: National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, UW-L Self-Sufficiency Program, Brighter Tomorrows of Sparta, HOPE Academy, YWCA La Crosse, New Horizons and the Western Technical College Foundation.

The AAUW La Crosse Branch supports the AAUW Education Foundation which is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. This Foundation awards more than 200 fellowships and grants worth about three million dollars each year to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations. For information about the criteria, application process and deadlines for these fellowships and grants go to https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/.

For more information on scholarships, contact Robert Richardson, 608-788-0595, richards.rob2@eagle.uwlax.edu, or Sharon DeCicco, 608-788-5356, sharon.decicco@gmail.com

Notes:
– Candidates for the Karen Wilson Scholarship must be nominated by AAUW-La Crosse branch members.
– Candidates for our scholarship available for students attending the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse must apply through the UW-L scholarship portal.

2021 High School Graduating Senior Scholarship Application (pdf file)
2021 High School Graduating Senior Scholarship Application (doc file)

2021 Holistic Nursing Scholarship Application (pdf file)
2021 Holistic Nursing Scholarship Application (doc file)

2021 Janet K Isler Memorial Scholarship Application (pdf file)
2021 Janet K Isler Memorial Scholarship Application (doc file)

2021 Karen Wilson Memorial Scholarship Application (pdf file)
2021 Karen Wilson Memorial Scholarship Application  (doc file)

2021 Viterbo Scholarship Application (pdf file)
2021 Viterbo Scholarship Application (doc file)