Scholarship Application

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


To be eligible, the applicant must be:

  1. a female resident of Northern New Jersey, living in Bergen, Morris, Essex, Passaic, Sussex, Hudson, Union or Warren County.
  2. at least twenty-five years old by the application year.
  3. enrolled at an accredited college or university seeking an initial undergraduate associate’s or bachelor’s degree and expected to complete all coursework after September 2017.
  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

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.

Send your completed application by submitting online, if using the online form, or via postal mail.  In all cases, applicants must submit the required supporting documentation via postal mail to the Scholarship Committee (mailing address below) to be received on or before Monday, April 10, 2017. Applications that are incomplete or received after April 10, 2017 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 by May 1 2017. The Scholarship Award will be presented at the May 17 2017, 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.

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

Application deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017
Awards dinner will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

  • (Applicants must live in one of the following NJ counties to be eligible for the scholarship: Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren, Hudson, Union or Essex County.)
  • Educational Background

  • If YES, you are not eligible for our scholarship.
  • Include date(s) and GPA.
  • Charitable Service

  • Give dates of involvement and special functions you performed such as delegate, chairperson, or officer.
  • Financial Need

  • Please provide the names of three people (not related to you) we may contact for references:

    Please vary your sources as much as possible. The person may be familiar with your class or job performance, participation in volunteer or professional groups or college extra-curricular activities.

  • The following items must be submitted by postal mail to complete your application.

    • Copy of paid bill from present semester
    • Current transcript - A copy of the most recent transcript you have received is acceptable; an official, stamped transcript from the college’s Registrar is not required.
  • I have read all of the enclosed information regarding eligibility and procedures for submitting my application, and have completed the application with all information relevant to me. I have also enclosed the additional information as required.

    I also understand that if selected the Greater Wayne Branch of the AAUW would like my presence at the Annual Scholarship Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, (location to be determined) at which time I will be presented with the check.