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 Baccalaureate/Graduate Scholarship (Traditional) 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 three $2000 2018 Baccalaureate/Graduate Scholarships at the May Awards Luncheon.
- 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 2018.
- 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.
- Submit a completed application. (AAUW Scholarship Application 2018)
- Submit current college transcript (official or non-official) plus transcripts from any previous colleges attended.
- Submit a personal, signed statement (300-words maximum) stating your professional goals and how past, present, and future activities affect them.
- Must have at least two semesters of school remaining.
- 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:
P.O. Box 7423
Great Falls, MT 59406
All materials must be postmarked by March 30, 2018.