2022 Higher Education Scholarship

AAUW Carlisle Branch recognizes the importance of education in helping women advance and is proud of its tradition of assisting women with this goal. Each year we are pleased to award at least one $2000 Higher Education Scholarship to a woman student from Cumberland County currently attending any institution of higher education. Past recipients have included non-traditional students, women in doctoral programs, associate degree and nursing programs as well as those in bachelor degree programs.

The 2022 scholarships application submission deadline has passed. The committee is interviewing the candidates to make their selection. Stay tuned.

Below are the qualifications and application process for 2023 Higher Education Scholarships.   Mark your calendar for mid-October 2022 for the start of the 2023 application process.

AAUW Higher Education Scholarship Qualifications

An applicant for the AAUW Carlisle Higher Education Scholarship will:

  • Be a female resident of Cumberland County, PA for at least one year;
  • Have successfully completed at least one full-time year of college, or the
    equivalent college credits;
  • Have demonstrated financial need;
  • Be enrolled in an educational program that, upon completion, confers an
    associate (or other equivalent degree, e.g. RN), bachelor or higher degree
    from a regionally accredited college, university, or institute;
  • Submit a completed, type-written application (see below), an official college
    transcript, and a typed personal statement by January XX, 2023;
  • Attend an interview in person in Carlisle or on Zoom, if COVID precautions
    are required, on February XX, 2023;
  • If selected as one of the scholarship recipients, agree to attend the AAUW
    Carlisle Branch Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, April XX, 2023, at 6:00
    pm in Carlisle, or on Zoom if COVID precautions are required (each
    recipient will give an acceptance speech outlining her educational and
    career goals to AAUW members attending this event); and
  • Agree to allow AAUW Carlisle Branch to use her name, picture, and/or
    biographical information for publication.

When it is time to apply, information about the application process will be posted.  Check back in late October 2022.

For more information, contact aauwcarlislescholarship@gmail.com.