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AAUW seeks applications for non-traditional scholarships

IRON MOUNTAIN — The American Association of University Women Iron Mountain/Kingsford Branch is accepting applications for its non-traditional scholarship. AAUW is an organization with the mission to promote equality for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change.

In support of this mission, they offer a scholarship to local women age 22 or older who are pursuing a certificate program, an associate’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree program in the fall.

The intent of this scholarship is to open or re-open the door for new or returning students who have been away from education for a period of time and have chosen to return to college to improve their employability skills. Past recipients of this scholarship may not reapply.

This is a $1,000 scholarship. One winner will be chosen based on a variety of factors, including financial need, likelihood of success and a personal essay.

These items must be included with the application in order to be considered for the scholarship: a letter of acceptance or copy of schedule for fall and an essay.

Applications may be requested by contacting Beth Baker via e-mail at AAUWnontrad@gmail.com or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Beth Baker, N22169 County Road O, Niagara, WI 54151. Applications also can be downloaded at https://ironmountainkingsford-mi.aauw.net/branch-scholarship-information/.

Only completed applications will be considered and should be submitted to the above address or scanned and emailed to AAUWnontrad@gmail.com. Applications must be received by April 15.

The scholarship winner will be contacted by the Iron Mountain/Kingsford Branch of AAUW and will be invited to attend our annual awards meeting tentatively scheduled for at 6:45 p.m. May 25.

The Iron Mountain/Kingsford Branch of AAUW organizes several community fundraisers throughout the year to provide this scholarship. AAUW is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that strives to promote gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

Two- or four-year college-degreed members of the community interested in finding out more about joining AAUW can contact Cathy Spice, membership vice-president, at 906-774-0508 (home) or 906-239-0449 (cell) or by email at cathrynspice@gmail.com.

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