For more than 130 years, AAUW has funded the education of countless women so they could follow their dreams. AAUW of Hawaii branches continue that mandate and are proud to offer the following academic scholarships to deserving women students in the 2021-2022 academic year and grants to working women in 2021.
While women in the 21st century are attending college and receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in record numbers, they are still held back by the gender pay gap. They may encounter it when they work to pay for college, or they may encounter it when they graduate and settle in their first jobs.
AAUW’s research found that while women now make up a majority of the college population, they also take out more debt than men. The academic scholarship provided by AAUW of Hawaii branches helps women in college graduate with less or no debt.