AAUW Amador Branch encourages higher education by awarding scholarships to local women. Funding for the scholarships varies based on income of the annual Home Tour. The number of scholarships and the amount of each award will be determined by the Amador Branch Board annually.

The Amador Branch of AAUW is offering college scholarships to Amador County women and girls. AAUW Amador began awarding college scholarships in 1976-77 and has added new types of scholarships and increased amounts of awards over the years as the Annual Home Tour, the main funding source, has become increasingly successful.

The scholarships support women who are currently working towards Bachelor’s or graduate degrees or who plan to attend a California community college in the fall. A Re-Entry Scholarship for women who have either delayed or interrupted their education is now being offered. This award will be on the basis of financial need, and an expressed interest in further education.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded to Amador County residents on the basis of personal and career goals, grade point average and a personal interview. High school seniors and women who are pursuing vocational training or changing careers are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available from local high school counselors, community college financial aid advisors and Amador County libraries. For criteria and applications,  contact the Community College Scholarship chair or at the following address:

AAUW Amador
Community College Scholarship Chair
P.O. Box 611
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

These applications must be postmarked by March 15.

The UPPER DIVISION/GRADUATE/RE-ENTRY SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded to Amador County residents on the basis of need, grade point average and personal and professional goals. One of the few scholarships of its type in Amador County, this substantial amount assists women and girls who have made educational progress through two years and who will enter at least their junior year of higher education.

The website also has necessary information to apply, or email the Upper Division/Graduate/Re-entry Scholarship Chair or write to:

AAUW Upper Division/Graduate/Re-entry Scholarship Chair

P.O. Box 611

Sutter Creek CA 95685

Deadline for postmarks for these  applications is March 15.

Applications are also available at public libraries in Jackson, Ione, Pioneer and Plymouth.


Community College Scholarship Recipients

Re-Entry Scholarship Recipients

Upper Division/Graduate Recipients

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