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K-State Today

November 5, 2014



Deadline for career development grants for women is Dec. 15

By Barbara Gatewood

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Applications are being accepted for 2015-16 American Association of University Women Career Development Grants to support women pursing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the workforce and whose bachelor's degree was received at least five years before the award period.

Primary consideration is given to women of color, women pursing credentials in nontraditional fields and women who do not currently hold an advanced degree. Award amounts for one-year grants are $2,000-$12,000. The application deadline is Dec. 1. Apply online.

American Association of University Women is the nation's largest sources of private funding for educational programs that benefit women and girls, providing nearly $4 million annually in fellowships and grants. The organization advances equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. It is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches and 800 college university partners.

Other upcoming funding opportunities through the association include:

  • American Fellowships, deadline Nov. 15;
  • International Fellowships, deadline Dec. 1;
  • Selected Professions Fellowships, deadline Jan. 10, 2015; and
  • Community Action Grants, deadline Jan. 15, 2015.

Please direct specific application questions to the association's application processing center by calling 319-688-4334.

K-State is an official association university partner, thus all undergraduate students can receive a free e-student membership by completing the application online. Special rates are available to graduate students. Regular membership is open to all graduates with an associate or equivalent baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution. Visit the association's Manhattan Branch website or email manhattanksaauw@gmail.com to learn more about meetings, programs and local scholarship opportunities.