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. AAUW awards over 20 scholarships per year to women, with several being renewals. A scholar recipient must re-apply every year. Scholarship amounts range from $3000 for undergraduate to $6000 for graduate students.