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AAUW Naperville Area announces two $5,000 scholarships


For 2022, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Naperville Area is offering two $5,000 scholarships to women working toward earning their undergraduate degrees.

Since 1971, AAUW Naperville has offered the Angeline Gale Scholarship, with the intent to encourage women to engage in scholarly pursuits, even when their education may have been interrupted for various reasons.

This year, thanks to a generous donor, the group also is offering the L&S Inspirational Leadership Scholarship, the focus of which is to recognize women who have assumed leadership positions within their school and community and have the desire to make meaningful contributions to society, both now and in the future.

All applicants must reside or attend school in DuPage, Will, Kendall, or Kane Counties in Illinois. The scholarships can be awarded to part-time as well as full-time students who are in traditional or accelerated programs and the applicants may already be receiving financial aid.

For the Angeline Gale Scholarship, applicants must: (a) be a woman at least 26 years of age; (b) be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at an accredited institution; (c) have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and (d) EITHER (1) be on track to graduate by December 2022, if enrolled in an associate’s degree program or (2) achieve junior status by the application deadline of March 31, 2022, if enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program.

For the L&S Inspirational Leadership Scholarship, applicants can be women of any age, who must (a) be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited institution; (b) demonstrate leadership qualities and currently hold or have recently held leadership positions in school or within the community; (c) demonstrate a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society, both now and in the future; (d) achieve junior status by the application deadline of March 31, 2022; and (e) have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Application materials are available on the AAUW Naperville Area website at naperville-il. aauw.net/scholarships. Questions can be directed to aauwnapervillescholarship@gmail.com.

Update! One more added… AAUW Naperville Area also announces one new $5,000 High School Scholarship for 2022

Due to the generosity of an AAUW Naperville Area member, this year AAUW Naperville Area will offer a  $5,000 scholarship for a 2021- 2022 female graduate of either Naperville School District #203 or Indian Prairie School District #204 with a 3.00 or higher GPA who plans to enter the medical field.  

The Cariya Reed Legacy scholarship honors Cariya Reed, a 7-year-old girl, whose life ended tragically due to domestic violence before her dreams could be fulfilled.  The heroic efforts of the medical personnel involved prompted the designation of this scholarship to be awarded to a young woman whose future includes becoming a medical professional, especially one dedicated to emergency medicine.

Additional information and an application can be found on the AAUW Naperville Area branch website at naperville-il.aauw.net/.

The mission of AAUW Naperville Area branch is to advance gender equity for all women and girls through research, education and advocacy.

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