Monday, February 27, 2012

AAUW offering scholarships to Fergus Falls Area Women for 2012

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 2012:
  • 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).
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.
We have sent out application packets to area high school counselors and to M-State--Fergus Falls. Or download materials on this website (right-hand side of page). 
Completed application packets must be returned to the address at the bottom of the application and be postmarked no later than March 21, 2012. Scholarship winners will be invited to attend the April 16, 2012, branch meeting.
Please contact Kristi A. Hastings at 218-736-5493 (work) or 218-205-9727 (cell) if you have any questions.