AAUW Announces Scholarship Search

Encouraging women who are non-traditional students to apply for the 2016-17 AAUW scholarship are Heather Bailey, Rachel Watson, Nicole Blaschke, and Terry Pupillo, 2015-16 winners.

The American Association of University Women Foundation, Valparaiso branch, is looking for woman applicants for a scholarship award for the 2016-17 school year, up to the amount of $5000. The award is designed to help women 25 years of age or older continue their education.

To be considered for the AAUW scholarship, the applicant must be a woman at least 25 years old and a Porter County resident with a high school diploma or GED, who demonstrates financial need and who is enrolled in a post-high school institution. Other considerations for scholarship awards are the applicants' academic achievement, leadership ability, community service, and personal traits such as self-reliance.

Applications are now being accepted and are due by March 15. The application is available on the AAUW website, www.aauwvalparaiso.org.

Finalists will be interviewed in April by the scholarship committee and will be notified of the committee's selection by the end of April. Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the AAUW Valparaiso Branch Spring Banquet in May.

Scholarship funds will be awarded subject to proof of acceptance of the winner to a post-high school educational institution. The school will receive the funds in July.

Since the scholarship program was begun in 2000, AAUW Valparaiso has awarded scholarships to forty-five women totaling $58,000.

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