No new applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted. The last date for
submission of the applications was March 1.

Any questions about the application process may be sent to


The American Association of University Women was founded in 1881 for the purpose of “uniting of the alumnae of different institutions for practical educational work.” In accordance with the goal of working for broader opportunities for women, the Wilmington Branch of the Association offers annual scholarships of varying amounts to women pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university.

Scholarships are available to females who are U.S. citizens and high school graduates.  All NEW applicants must be New Castle County, DE residents. All high school seniors applying must attend a high school in New Castle County or be home schooled in the County.  Home-schooled students must meet University of Delaware admission requirements.  All scholarship recipients must be enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program at an accredited institution. 

Scholarships apply only toward tuition, are for one year only, and are awarded on the basis of: Scholastic standing, Financial need, Contributions to the school and community, and Results of standardized testing. Scholarships are renewable.

Donate to our scholarship fund!  

Make checks payable to:
AAUW Wilmington Scholarship & Memorial Fund
Mail to: AAUW Wilmington, 1800 Fairfax Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19803
Donations to the fund are tax-deductible.

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