Career Development Grants

Posted by American Association of University Women on August 17, 2015

AAUW Invites Applications for Career Development Grants

The American Association of University Women strives to promote equity and education for women and girls. Since the organization’s founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental educational, social, economic, and political issues of the day.

AAUW is accepting applications for its Career Development Grants program, which provides funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce.

Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credential in a non-traditional field.

Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States whose last degree was received before June 30, 2011. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.

See the AAUW website for complete program guidelines, profiles of grant recipients from previous years, and application instructions.


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