Scholarships

APPLICATIONS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR FOR 2022-2023 ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED. THE CUTOFF DATE IS MARCH 1.

In accordance with the AAUW organization’s goal of working for broader opportunities for women, the Wilmington Branch offers annual scholarships of varying amounts to women pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university. The Wilmington Branch of AAUW provided the first scholarship to a woman in 1914 and has awarded scholarships continuously since then.

To be eligible as a new scholar, a woman must be a US Citizen and:

A New Castle County, Delaware resident, with a high school diploma, or

A New Castle County, Delaware resident and a senior at a public or private high school or home-schooled in New Castle County and meets University of Delaware admission requirements.

The Scholarships are selected based on financial need. The applicant should have a strong academic record, and demonstrate leadership and participation in school and community activities.

Awards vary with a maximum of $6,000; several scholarships are awarded.

Contact aauwwilmscholars@gmail.com with any questions or visit https://wilmington-de.aauw.net/ for details on the website and for application.

Below are the links for the applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. We request that applicants submit their applications and materials electronically. Please complete form, provide all all materials, including tax information and letters of recommendation. These are due no later than March 1, 2022. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

New Applicants

New Applicant PDF Application

Returning Applicants

Returning Applicant PDF Application

Financial Form required for all applicants

Financial Form PDF required for all applicants

We are listed in the Delaware Scholarship Compendium: scholarships.delawarestudentsuccess.org/

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN RESIDENTS OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE

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 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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