American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowships Law

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1L

AAUW awards Selected Professions Fellowships to individuals who identify as women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States who have achieved high standards of academic excellence and show promise of distinction in their respective fields. Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited U.S. institution during the fellowship year, and should be pursuing a course of study in the United States over the full academic year. Priority is given to women who do not already hold a master' or first professional degree.

Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited U.S. institution during the fellowship year, and should be pursuing a course of study in the United States over the full academic year. Priority is given to women who do not already hold a master' or first professional degree.

Selected Professions Fellowships are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants).

In selecting fellowship recipients, the Selected Professions Fellowships panel will use the following criteria, weighted in order of importance:

  • Professional promise and personal attributes, including>
    • Potential as a practicing professional and promise as a role model in new and innovative or nontraditional fields of study, research or practice.
    • Intent to contribute (through chosen profession) to societal well-being and commitment to the advancement of women.

  • Academic excellence and related academic success indicators.
  • Financial need.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate their intent to enter professional practice in disciplines in which women are underrepresented, who plan to serve underserved populations and communities or to pursue public interest areas, and who are nontraditional students.

Award
$5,000-$18,000
Application Period
August 1 - December 1, 2021
Deadline
December 1, 2021, by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

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