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.


Qualified applicants must be:

  1. A female resident of Northern New Jersey, living in Bergen, Morris, Essex, Passaic, Sussex, Hudson, Middlesex,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 associate’s or bachelor’s degree and expected to complete all coursework after September 2019. 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 go to and select the “Scholarship” tab and either download and print an application and submit it by postal mail or apply on-line.

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 Tuesday, April 10, 2019.   Applications that are incomplete or received after Tuesday, April 10, 2019 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.



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.

Any questions about the application please phone 973-694-6648 or email

All applicants will be notified of the committee’s scholarship award decision by early May 2019.

The Scholarship Award will be presented at the Wednesday, May 22, 2019 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 Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Awards dinner will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

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, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren, Hudson, Union or Essex County.)
  • 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 or personal friends.:
  • The following items must be attached to 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 22, 2019, (location to be determined) at which time I will be presented with the check.