Wooster AAUW accepting scholarship applications

Wooster AAUW accepting scholarship applications

The Wooster branch of American Association of University Women is now accepting applications for its 2020 AAUW Scholarship Program.


The goal of the national American Association of University Women is to advance equity and empower women. The Wooster branch of AAUW is now accepting applications for its 2020 AAUW Scholarship Program.

This scholarship aims to help women who are not recent high school graduates but wish to complete or begin a two- or four-year academic program. In 2019 the group awarded scholarships to four women working on degrees in nursing, medical sonography, business organization/supervision and prelaw.

The Wooster AAUW Scholarship is available to Wayne County women whose post-secondary education was interrupted by financial or family issues. It is for nontraditional students enrolled or planning to enroll in a qualified, accredited undergraduate associate or bachelor’s degree program. It is not for students coming directly out of high school or for those pursuing a graduate degree.

Funding for the AAUW Scholarship Program is partially provided by the annual AAUW and Kiwanis used-book sale held every year in the fall. Awards, based on need and available funds, range from $500-$2,500 and can be used for tuition and fees required for enrollment and for fees, books, supplies or equipment directly required for the course of study. Awards cannot be used for room and board. Prior recipients are eligible to reapply. The number of renewals is at the discretion of the committee.

The deadline for applications is May 1. The scholarship application and instructions for applying are available on the Wooster branch of AAUW website at www.wooster-oh.aauw.net or on the Wayne County Community Foundation website at www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org. Scholarship recipients will be notified by June 15, and funds will be distributed after July 1.

For questions call either Lee Peart at 330-624-7506 or email lwmn@bright.net or call Karen Armstrong at 330-321-8005 or email armstrongkaren93@gmail.com.

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