American Association of University Women

AAUW Capital (NV) Branch Scholarship 2018

 AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The AAUW Capital (NV) Branch promotes equity, lifelong education, and positive societal changes.

The AAUW Capital (NV) Branch raises funds through annual pecan sales and the Feast of Chocolate. The net proceeds of these events are used to fund a number of local educational programs, including scholarships for local high school female graduates.

Female students who attend Carson High School, Dayton High School, Argent Preparatory Academy High School, and Pioneer High School and will graduate in June of 2018 are eligible to apply. The student(s) must plan to attend a 4-year accredited Nevada university or college or 2-year accredited Nevada college during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Selection will be based on academic achievement, career goals, activities and community involvement. Financial need will be given consideration.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the attached application form. (You may retype the form and expand space in order to answer the questions completely)
  2. On a separate sheet of paper, please discuss your short-term and long-term educational, career goals, and how you can make a contribution to your field of study or to the community through your anticipated career. Provide specific information regarding your course of study and potential career plans after college. This essay must be well written (formatted and grammatically correct), of at least 2 pages, and double-spaced (no pencil).  
  3. Also include copies of high school transcripts from all high schools attended, SAT and /or ACT test scores, and at least two letters of recommendation. In order to release your transcripts and test scores, the Guidance Office must have a transcript release form signed and on file in the Guidance Office.
  4. Applications must be received by the school counseling office by  April 13, 2018Scholarship recipients will be notified before or by the end of June, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be recognized and award presented at an AAUW Capital (NV) Branch Meeting.


The selected recipient must enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credits and attend college as specified on the scholarship application during the 2018-19 academic year in order to receive the award. The award may be distributed through the college financial aid office in two installments.  The recipient must complete at least 12 semester credits with a minimum of 3.0 GPA during the first semester to receive the second payment.


 AAUW Capital (NV) Branch Scholarship Application 2018

Please type or print legibly


Applicant’s Name_____________________________________________                    Age____________

Address_______________________________________________ Home Phone _______________

Name of Parent(s) or Guardian(s) _____________________________ __________________________

High School Activities: (clubs, sports, other) _________________________________________________________________________

Offices Held_______________________________________________________________________


Honors Won______________________________________________________________________


Community/Civic Activities___________________________________________________________


Nevada College to Attend____________________________________________________________

Intended major and/or degree program _________________________________________________

Probable Future Occupation__________________________________________________________

Financial Need (Circle One)     Very Urgent     Urgent     Moderate Need


Supplemental statement of financial need (Please be specific):


Excluding financial need, why should you be chosen to receive this scholarship?


I certify that all the information on this scholarship application is true.

Signature __________________________________________________ Date _________________