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 2020, the Greater Wayne Area Branch awarded two $2000 scholarships in addition to donating $500 to AAUW National Funds.
Qualified applicants must be:
- A female resident of Northern New Jersey, living in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, or Sussex County.
- At least twenty-five years old by the application year.
- Enrolled at an accredited college or university seeking your first undergraduate bachelor’s degree and expected to complete all coursework after September 2021. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible for our scholarship.
- 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.
PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTING 2021 APPLICATION
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 9, 2021. Applications that are incomplete or received after Friday, April 9, 2021 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.
SELECTION OF AWARDEES
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 2021.
The Scholarship Award will be mailed in May 2021. Scholarship winners are requested to attend a Zoom or in-person meeting, date to be determined, and be prepared to give a
2-3 minute presentation on their current scholastic activity and post-graduation plans.
Application deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021
Any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact the AAUW-GWA Scholarship Committee at 973-694-6648 or email@example.com