Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants

Financial Aid Scholarships | Local        DONATE – Click Here

AAUW-ODC BRANCH SCHOLARSHIPS:  Our Fundraisers – click here.

AAUW-ODC UNC-CH (Schwenning): A local need-based scholarship given to a woman graduate student at UNC-CH by our branch. Funding: $1,500 | UNC Financial Aid Office.

AAUW-ODC NCCU:  Financial aid to a woman graduate student at NCCU by our branch. Funding: $1,500 | NCCU University Scholarships.

AAUW-ODC Durham Tech: Financial aid scholarship to a woman who is finding her post-secondary education or career needs met at the local community college. Funding: $1,000 | Durham Tech Scholarships.

AAUW-ODC Central Carolina Community College: Similar to scholarship established at Durham Tech. Funding: $1,000. | Establishing it now. First award set for AY Fall 2022.

Fellowships | Grants | National                          DETAILS – Click Here

AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. In the 2021-2022 academic year 260 women and community projects will receive nearly $5 million in scholarships and grants. These awards enable women to overcome barriers to education and to become leaders in business, government, academia, community activism and the arts and sciences. Due to the generous contributions of women like you these scholarships allow another group of recipients to forge new paths in scholarships by easing the pressure of financing academic and community work.

American Fellowships |Who may apply: women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Funding: $6,000 – $30,000 Opens: August 1. Deadline: November 15.

Career Development Grants |Who may apply: women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or renter the workforce and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least five years before the award period. Funding: $2,000 – $12,000. Opens: August 1. Deadline: November 1.

Community Action Grants |Who may apply: individuals, AAUW branches and states, and nonprofit organizations to fund innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Funding: One-year grant, $2,000-$7,000. Two-year grant, $5,000-$10,000 Opens: August 1. Deadline: December 1.

International Fellowships |Who may apply: Women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Funding: $18,000-$30,000. Opens: August 1. Deadline: November 15.

International Project /Grants |Who may apply: 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. Funding: $5,000-$7,000. Opens: August 1. Deadline: November 1.

Research Publication Grant in Engineering, Medicine, and Science |Who may apply: women conducting basic research in engineering, medicine, or the physical or biological sciences and who have a doctorate degree in one of those fields. The grantee is required to publish their research in a scholarly scientific publication and be listed as the primary author. Funding: $10,000-$35,000. Opens: August 1. Deadline: December 1.

Selected Professions Fellowships |Who may apply: women pursuing full-time study in a master’s or professional degree program in which women are underrepresented, including STEM, law, business, and medicine. Funding: $5,000-$18,000. Opens: August 1. Deadline: December 1.