Scholarship Application

The AAUW Greater Wayne Area Branch Scholarship Committee awards annual scholarships for women returning to college to complete their first undergraduate 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. in 2019, the Greater Wayne Area Branch awarded three $1500 scholarships in addition to donating $500 to AAUW National Funds.


Qualified applicants must be:

  1. A female resident of Northern New Jersey, living in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union or Warren County.
  2. At least twenty-five years old by the application year.
  3. Enrolled at an accredited college or university seeking your first undergraduate bachelor’s degree and expected to complete all coursework after September 2020. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible for our scholarship.
  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 Greater Wayne Area Branch.


Applicants can either apply on-line or print the application and submit it by postal mail.

If applying on-line please send the supporting documents though an email attachment with your on-line application to

If sending through postal mail, return your completed application and required documentation to AAUW-GWA Scholarship Committee, c/o Marianne Ritter, 116 Harrison Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.  Use separate sheets for any additional information you wish to include and include your name at the top of any extra pages submitted.

All applications must be received on or before Friday, April 3, 2020.   Applications that are incomplete or received after Friday, April 3, 2020 will not be considered.

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



The Scholarship Committee of the AAUW Greater Wayne Area Branch will review the 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 early May 2020.

The Scholarship Award will be presented at the Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Annual AAUW Greater Wayne Area Branch Awards Dinner.  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 Friday, April 3, 2020
Awards dinner will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact the AAUW-GWA Scholarship Committee at 973-694-6648 or

  • Applicants must live in one of the following NJ counties to be eligible for the scholarship: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex or Warren. Indicate your county of residence.
  • Applicants must live in one of the following NJ counties to be eligible for the scholarship: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex or Warren.
  • Educational Background

  • B.A., etc.
  • Full name of the school, city, state and country location.
  • Name and locations of colleges previously attended. include date(s) and GPA.
  • Community Service

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

  • Please provide the names of three academic or professional references. Do not include relatives, co-workers or personal friends.
  • The following items must be submitted by postal mail to complete your application.

    • Copy of paid bill from present semester that includes your name,name of college and the date.
    • 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. Must include your name and date. Screen shots that do not include all requested information are not acceptable.
  • 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 20, 2020, (location to be determined) at which time I will be presented with the check.