Over 130 years ago, the founders of the College Club – the organization that would become AAUW Honolulu – wrote that their founding principle was to promote “the higher ideals of education among women”. Women were a rarity in undergraduate classes, and even more so in graduate-level courses.
AAUW Honolulu continues that mandate made in 1881. We offered over $140,000 in scholarships to deserving female college students in 2018.
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 Honolulu helps women in college graduate with less or no debt.
- Be a resident of the State of Hawaii
- Demonstrate financial need
- Be undergraduate or a graduate student at a college or university located in the State of Hawaii
- Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.0 or above
- Female student
Undergraduate academic scholarships applications will be taken from Dec. 26, 2018 to Feb. 15, 2019 at the Palama Settlement website.
Academic scholarships applications for Master’s degrees and Ph.D.-level awards are closed.