Scholarships

In 1920, three branch members established a student loan fund.  By 1965, that loan fund had evolved into the scholarship fund.

Today AAUW-Great Falls funds two types of scholarships for Cascade County Women.

The Traditional Student Scholarship is for a junior, senior or graduate woman and is awarded in the spring.  The Associate Degree Scholarship for women who are nontraditional students working on an Associate Degree.  The Associate Degree Scholarship is awarded in the fall.

The Branch will award the $2000  2017 Traditional Scholarships at the May Awards Luncheon.  

2017 Traditional Scholarship Application  [Word]

2017 Traditional Scholarship Application   [PDF]

  • Applicant requirements:
    • Must be a female resident of Cascade County for a minimum of 6 months.
    • Must be a full time college JUNIOR, SENIOR, OR GRADUATE STUDENT STARTING IN FALL  SEMESTER 2017.
    • Must have a current minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Must have at least 2 semesters of school remaining
    • May receive the award only once
  • Application requirements:
    • Submit a completed application
    •  Submit current college transcript plus transcripts from any previous colleges attended.
    • Transcripts can be official or unofficial.
    • Submit a personal, signed statement (300-words maximum) stating your professional goals and how past, present, and future activities affect them.
    • Submit 2 current academic and 1 personal letters of reference. These can be mailed separately by the letter writers.
  • The Scholarship Committee will rate each applicant on these criteria:
    • Scholastic achievement – maximum 25 points
    • Personal statement – maximum 25 points
    • Community service/activities – maximum 10 points
    • Financial need – maximum 20 points
    • Reference letters – maximum 20 points


Mail the application, transcripts, personal statement, and letters of reference to:
Carol Potera
P.O. Box 7423
Great Falls, MT 59406

All materials must be postmarked by March 30, 2017.

Recipients will be notified in late April 2017. An awards luncheon will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Please email questions to aauw.scholarship.cascade@gmail.com or call 406-452-5660.