Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2010 Fergus Falls AAUW Scholarship Announced

The Fergus Falls branch of the American Association of University Women is pleased to announce that it is once again offering scholarships. There is no age limit for applicants. Women who are graduating from high school, attending or returning to college, in transition or making career changes are all encouraged to apply. Women of all race, ethnicity and cultural backgrounds are urged to submit an application.
 The following scholarships will be awarded in 2010:
  • Three $1,000 scholarships
  • One $1,000 Georgia Dieseth Scholarship for a woman who has demonstrated an interest in the Arts (music, drama, writing, art).
It is important for applicants to realize that the scholarships will be granted on the basis of the “whole person," not simply performance on standardized tests or grade point averages. General factors that will be taken into consideration are the following: leadership, dedication to lifelong learning, completion of the essay, life experiences, extracurricular activities and the applicant appraisal forms.

Only one application packet needs to be submitted, even if you are applying under different scholarship categories. If there is not enough space for your responses on the scholarship application form, please attach additional pages. Please be sure to ask two people to complete the applicant appraisal form. These forms should be completed by a high school or college counselor, advisor or mentor, an instructor, or a work supervisor. Please remember that you must have TWO appraisal forms in order for your scholarship application packet to be considered complete.

Completed application packets must be returned to the address at the bottom of the application and be postmarked no later than March 15, 2010. Scholarship winners will be invited to attend the April 19, 2010 branch meeting

Please contact Peg Werner at 218-739-6004 if you have any questions.

Download scholarship forms on our Web site.

1 comment:

  1. I have seen many scholarships for mothers programs and for women and I haven't seen any better then the AAUW scholarship programs. It's unbelieveable how easy they make looking for womens scholarships or some type of financial aid. This is truely one club all females should join regagrdless of their situation is. My wife has been a member for 10 years and she has been informed on all types of things in helping her keep on the right track.