About the Scholarship

The non-traditional female students of the North San Diego County of California who is returning to pursue an education at an accredited community college, university or any other college are provided financial assistance through the AAUW's Re-Entry Scholarship program.

The scholarship program is offered by the Poway Penasquitos branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) to encourage and support young women to pursue higher education.


AAUW's Re-Entry Scholarship Awards

  • The association offers 3 scholarship awards of worth $1800 each per year to recipients based on the eligibility criteria.

  • The applicant for the scholarship program must be a high school graduate who is enrolled in an accredited university or college for a degree program.


AAUW's Re-Entry Scholarship Application

The student must go through the eligibility requirements before applying for the scholarship program. The following are the important application requirements:

The applicant must complete the application form available on the official website of the association.

  • Two letters of recommendation from work supervisors or instructors of the applicant based on the achievements and goals of the latter.

  • An essay based on personal information of 2 pages long.

  • All official college transcripts.


AAUW's Re-Entry Scholarship Application Deadline

The completed application materials must be submitted via mail or email to the scholarship committee of the association before 1st March without fail. Any application received past the deadline will be considered invalid.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant should be a female high school graduate.

  • Applicant should be a resident of North San Diego County.

  • Applicant should be of 23 years or older without a Bachelor's or Advanced Degree.