Scholarships available to North County women returning to school
Deadline to apply is May 5
– North County women looking to continue their college or trade school studies have an opportunity to receive financial assistance from the Atascadero branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The scholarship applications are available on the Atascadero AAUW website, https://atascadero-ca.aauw.net/scholarship/. The deadline to apply is May 5.
The Atascadero AAUW scholarships are open to women who have completed at least one year of college, trade school, or university-level credits and plan to re-enroll for the 2023-2024 school year. This includes both continuing students and those returning to school after a hiatus.
Unlike many other scholarships, the funds from Atascadero AAUW are granted directly to the scholarship winners instead of their schools. This allows recipients to use the money for direct costs such as tuition, room and board, textbooks, and fees, or indirect costs such as childcare, medical care, or transportation.
Women who reside in North County or are graduates of a North County high school can apply, regardless of where they intend to enroll. The scholarships are available to all majors.
Atascadero AAUW is the largest of the five branches of the national organization in San Luis Obispo County. The AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881, working to improve the lives of millions of women and their families for more than 130 years.