Scholarships & Grants Committee
by Robert Richardson, Co-Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scholarships & Grants Committee continues our work.
The application due dates are in early February.
AAUW scholarship applications are below. They will also be sent to all area schools and colleges.
– 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.
AAUW – La Crosse Branch will award scholarships and grants in 2021!
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 since June. 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.
In 2017-2018, AAUW-La Crosse awarded scholarships and grants in the amount of $30,000 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 provided 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/.
The SGC will meet via ZOOM directly before (9:00) our Branch ZOOM Meeting in October. If you would like to join this committee, please let me know. 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).