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AAUW National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)

Each year, AAUW brings together hundreds of college women from around the country for three days of leadership training, inspiration, and networking. Enter the conference as a passionate leader and leave it with the skills and confidence to pursue your goals.  The workshops, panels, speakers, and activities provide endless opportunities to learn from experts, while peer networking allows you to learn from one another and make lifelong connections. The NCCWSL Scholarship covers registration and meals.  Local branches can help with travel and incidental expenses.  Over 100 scholarships are awarded each year.  The State AAUW may offer this scholarship.
Important Dates:

  • November 1, 2020: National Scholarship Application opens
  • February 16, 2021: National Scholarship Application closes
  • Monday, March 15, 2021: National Scholarship decisions are sent – full scholarships awarded, others waitlisted
  • Monday, March 22, 2021: Final National Scholarship decisions are sent – partial scholarships awarded

To apply:
lick above link
OR for more information email:

AAUW Las Cruces True Grit Award

The AAUW Las Cruces Branch seeks applications from local female high school seniors who demonstrate “true grit” in completing their HS diploma.  The grants help address the cost of attending postsecondary institutions.  Applications are available within the schools for interested senior women.

AAUW Las Cruces Scholarship NMSU Endowment for Women

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarship Endowment for Women at New Mexico State University (NMSU) was established in 2003 to make an annual award to a student who resides in Dona Ana County and maintains a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

AAUW Fellowships and Grants

American Fellowships  (click link)
For women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations or conduct postdoctoral research, or to those preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks.
Deadline November 1

Career Development Grants (click link)
For women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce in education, health and medical sciences, or social sciences and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least eight years before the award period.
Deadline November 15

Community Action Grants  (click link)
For individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations that fund innovative programs or that promote education and equity through projects focused on encouraging girls to select, before entering college, the physical sciences or engineering as a career.
Deadline December 1

International Fellowships  (click link)
For women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Deadline November 15

International Project Grants   (click link)
For alumnae of AAUW’s International Fellowships program who are living in their home countries and pursuing community-based projects to improve the social advancement and economic empowerment of women and girls. Deadline November 1

Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine and Science  (click link)
For women conducting basic research in engineering, medicine, or the physical or biological sciences and who have a doctorate degree in one of those fields. Grantees are required to publish their research in a scholarly scientific publication and be listed as a primary author.  Deadline December 1

Selected Professions Fellowships  (click link)
For women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine.
Deadline December 1