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Caroline Mossip, Scholarship Chair, and Richard Seibel present the 2013 Thea Seibel Memorial Scholarship to Ronnie Ann Cahill.

Caroline Mossip, Scholarship Chair, and Richard Seibel present the 2013 Thea Seibel Memorial Scholarship to Ronnie Ann Cahill

The AAUW Greater Wayne Area Branch Scholarship Committee awards annual scholarships for women returning to college to complete an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The scholarships are intended to help ease the burden of college expenses for the recipients. Scholarship recipients are selected by the AAUW Greater Wayne Branch scholarship committee.

AAUW GWA President Judy Mazur-Shivy, with Dorothy Quinn, Scholarship Chair, Richard Seibel, and 2012 Thea Seibel Memorial Scholarship Winner, Julie Petrov


To be eligible, the applicant must be:

  1. a female resident of Northern New Jersey.
  2. at least twenty-five years old by the application year.
  3. enrolled at an accredited college or university seeking an undergraduate associate’s or bachelor’s degree and expected to complete all coursework after September 2014.
  4. able to provide proof of a better than average GPA.

Students who have previously been awarded an AAUW Scholarship from any branch of the organization are not eligible for an award from the Great Wayne Area Branch.

Application Process

Apply online or download our scholarship application form and submit by postal mail.  In all cases the required supporting documentation must be sent via postal mail.

Important: Please proofread your application for spelling and grammar since errors may influence the committee’s decision when choosing final-round applicants.

Use separate sheets for any additional information you wish to include. Please include your name at the top of any extra pages submitted.

Return your completed application and required documentation to the Scholarship Committee (mailing address below) to be received on or before Wednesday, April 16 2014.  Applications that are incomplete or received after April 16, 2014 will not be considered.

The Scholarship Committee of the Greater Wayne Area Branch of the AAUW will review applications and select the recipient(s).

Finalists may be contacted for a personal interview during the application review process. All applicants will be notified of the committee’s scholarship award decision. The Scholarship Award will be presented at the Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Greater Wayne Area Branch of AAUW. Scholarship winners are requested to attend the dinner meeting and be prepared to give a 2-3 minute presentation on their current scholastic activity and post-graduation plans.

If sending by postal mail, send the the completed and signed application and required documentation to arrive by Wednesday, April 16 2014 to:

AAUW-GWA Scholarship Committee
℅ Marianne Ritter
116 Harrison Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact the AAUW-GWA Scholarship Committee at 973-868-7288 (phone or text) or