Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Nominate your favorite AAUWer for Woman of the Year!

Think of all the extraordinary women who gather together for our AAUW meeting each month. Is there one who particularly stands out for her contributions to AAUW and to the community? Then nominate her for the 2011 Fergus Falls AAUW Woman of the Year. The list of previous years’ honorees is on the back page of the membership booklet.

Download nomination form.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

We're now accepting 2011 scholarship applications

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, and 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 2011:

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.

You can download the application and recommendation forms from this website (on the righthand side).

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 21, 2011. Scholarship winners will be invited to attend the April 18, 2011 branch meeting.

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