The American Association of University Women, AAUW, is a great non-profit organization whose main purpose is to empower women. They are involved in advocacy, philanthropy, research and education. With over 170,000 members, 1,000 branches and 800 college & university partners, AAUW has the power to facilitate positive change for women.
The AAUW has been around for over 130 years and in that time has grown to be the largest source of women’s educational funding. In the current academic year, the group has provided funding in the amount of $3.7 million for graduate women. Each of the six fellowships and grants they offer address a different situation to be able to help a variety of women.
In addition to university educational programs, the group also hosts programs for young women to explore fields of study such as engineering, technology, science and math. This is a great opportunity for girls to explore fields that traditionally employ males. Additionally, they are building supportive relationships in the process.
Do you have a personal experience with AAUW? I’d love to hear about it.
Check out the AAUW website for further information.