The Mountain Lakes Area Branch of AAUW provides Local Scholarships for women students in higher education. Deadline for Scholarship application and materials is April 1, 2019 (see details below).

Congratulations to our 2018 Recipients:

Serena Basales – RWJ Medical School

Claudonna Hewitt – Montclair State University

Those of you who attended the Spring Luncheon know that we awarded two $3,500 scholarships this year to two well qualified women. We are very proud of them.

Linda Lombardo – Scholarship Chair

At various times during the year, AAUW’s national Educational Foundation offers Fellowship and Grant programs, with deadlines falling in different months of the year, including: American Fellowships, Career Development Grants, Community Action Grants, Selected Professional Fellowships, and University Scholar-in-Residence. To learn more about AAUW Educational Foundation Grant programs, go to

Applicants for the Branch scholarship must meet the following requirements:

    • Official residence in Morris County.
    • Completion of sophomore year at an accredited college or university or matriculation in a Master’s program by June 2019.

Criteria for awards:

    • scholastic record
    • motivation
    • goals

The committee puts primary emphasis on economic need. At least one scholarship is reserved for a mature woman returning to college to complete her degree.

Application forms are available from:

  • this website – you can download a printable application; available NOW, by clicking on the following link: AAUW-SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION-2019
  • the Libraries of the Mountain Lakes, Denville, Boonton, and Morris County libraries
    • make a request to:
      Scholarship Committee contact:  Candace Shanks
      Candace Shanks

      2107 Franklin Lane
      Rockaway, NJ 07866

for an application or further information.

To download the application you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0. If you don’t have the reader, you can get a free download via this link.