The American Association of University Women Foundation, Valparaiso branch, is seeking to identify woman applicants for a scholarship award for the 2015-16 school year, up to the amount of $5000. The award is designed to help women 25 years of age or older continue their education.
To be considered for the AAUW scholarship, the applicant must be a woman at least 25 years old and a Porter County resident with a high school diploma or GED, who demonstrates financial need and who is enrolled in a post-high school institution. Other considerations for granting the scholarship are the applicants' academic achievement, leadership ability, community service, and personal traits such as self-reliance.
Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2015, and are due by March 15, 2015. The application is available on the AAUW website, www.aauwvalparaiso.org.
Finalists will be interviewed in April, 2014 by the scholarship committee and will be notified of the committee's selection by the end of April. Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend the AAUW Valparaiso Branch Spring Banquet in May.
Scholarship funds will be awarded subject to proof of acceptance of the winner to a post-high school educational institution. The school will receive the funds in July, 2015.