AAUW Hawaii offers scholarships to college women studying in Hawaii to attend AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). This inspiring conference offers keynote speakers, workshops, skill building activities and much more. ​NCCWSL is not just a conference, but a unique opportunity for leadership and personal transformation. ​Check out the ​NCCWSL website​ for full details.

Each year AAUW branches and states across the country send hundreds of students to NCCWSL. AAUW​ Hawaii has sent one student each year since 201, providing travel costs and conference registration for our student leader.

As a result of the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 and the impact from travel restrictions and need for physical distancing, NCCWSL) 2020 has been postponed. NCCWSL 2021, will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, May 26-29, 2021.

We will update our website with eligibility requirements and application information as it becomes available.

NCCWSL Scholarship Winner 2019

Courtney Clifford received the AAUW Hawaii Scholarship to attend NCCWSL 2019.

Courtney has served in the US Air Force where she was the Musical Director USAF Band of the Pacific-Hawaii. She led an eleven-member performance team and built musical programs to align with strategic messaging.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Park University, an Associate of Arts in Music, Community College of the Air Force, and attended Airman Leadership School, earning Academic Achievement and Distinguished Graduate awards.

Currently enrolled in a Masters of Social Work program with a focus in Military and Veterans’ Affairs at Hawaii Pacific University, she is a Conference Specialist Intern, planning and coordinating ‘Ohana Conferences between multiple agencies and families involved with Child Welfare Services.

In her NCCWSL application, Courtney stated “I would like to use the knowledge learned at this conference in my community to help advocate for policy change. I’d like to advocate for children and the homeless. My plan is to go back into the military after I graduate, so I plan to use my new leadership skills to help advocate for my clients in the military.”