The American Association of University Women strives to promote equity and education for women and girls. Since the organization’' founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the important issues of the day, whether educational, social, economic, or political.
AAUW currently is accepting applications for its Career Development Grants program, which provides funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to change careers or re-enter the workforce.
Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credential in a non-traditional field.
Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.
For complete program guidelines, profiles of grant recipients from previous years, and application instructions, see the AAUW website.