About the Scholarship

AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships is accredited and is sponsored by The American Association of University Women (AAUW).

The foundation is a top-rated 501(c)(3) charity which was formed in the year 1881. AAUW is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. The members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

The Scholarship program is focussed on providing financial assistance to students who are in their UG and graduate study. The main motive behind the scholarship is to help students reach their academics goals with no financial burden.


How do I apply for this Scholarship

  • The students applying for this scholarship must have been completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to be one among the deserving students to receive their scholarship and determine financial position.

  • A letter of reference from a professional source detailing your qualifications and character is required. Consider a faculty member, employer, colleague, minister or other associates.

  • Students must provide their current official college transcripts to receive this award to prove their excellence in academics.


AAUW Return to Learning Scholarships Amount

  • This scholarship amounts to $1300 each year and is non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies depending on the student's academic progress and availability of funds and the total number of applications received for the current academic year.

  • This scholarship award is provided to all Undergraduate or Graduate.


Deadline Information

Students are informed to submit their scholarship application and other required documents on or before April 01, 2020. Applications and other information are available online on the American Association of University Women (AAUW) website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a resident of Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Addison, Glendale Heights or Glen Ellyn, Illinois to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • Female applicants are given preference if they show strong academic achievements and need for financial assistance.