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December 5, 2013



Career development grants for women application deadline is Dec. 15

By Barbara M. Gatewood

The American Association of University Women is offering career development grants providing funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Grants range in the amount $2,000 to $12,000.

Primary consideration is given to women of color or women pursing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2009.Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation and dependent care. 

The grant application deadline is Dec. 15.

Applications are available at American Association of University Women's website. Other upcoming association funding opportunities include Selected Professions Fellowships for $5,000 to $18,000. The deadline is Jan. 10, 2014. Also, Community Action Grants for $2,000 to $10,000 have a deadline of Jan. 15, 2014.

Please direct specific application questions to ACT, the association's application processing center at 319-688-4334 or aauw@act.org,or write to the customer service center at AAUW Fellowships and Grants, c/o ACT Inc., P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030.

The American Association of University Women, founded in 1881, is a nationwide community with more than 170,000 members and donors, 1,000 local branches, and 500 college/university partners.  Our mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.As a leader in providing educational, professional, and economic opportunities for women nationally and globally, the association provides nearly $4 million annually in fellowships and grants.  The association is one of the world’s premier sources of funding for women pursuing advanced degrees, conducting faculty research, programs fostering girls’ achievements and gender equity, and women entering nontraditional fields. 

Regular membership in the American Association of University Women is open to all graduates holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution.  Special rates are available for graduate students, and all full-time K-State undergraduate students can receive free American Association of University Women e-student affiliation by completing the application online.

The Manhattan branch of the American Association of University Women would like to inform K-State women students and faculty about these excellent funding opportunities. Visit our website or contact manhattanksaauw@gmail.com to learn more about monthly meetings, programs, membership, local scholarships and networking opportunities.