Scholarships

                                     AAUW HAGERSTOWN BRANCH SCHOLARSHIP

Meet Our 2020 Scholarship Awardees

TALIAH HODGES

  • Graduated from South Hagerstown High School
  • 2nd year recipient
  • Attending University of Maryland – College Park for Public Health Science (a change from pre-med track)
  • From her email: “Hello, thank you very much! I am very grateful and that will really help me, I hope you all are doing well during these times.”

ISHAH MALIK

  • Graduated from South Hagerstown High School
  • 2nd year recipient
  • Attending Frostburg State University for Health and Physical Education.
  • From her email: “Thank you for your time and effort in providing me this scholarship!”

SARAH ZACHARIA

  • Graduated from Boonsboro High School
  • 3rd year recipient
  • Will be a senior at McDaniel College majoring in Social Work
  • From her email: “Thank you so much again”

CAMILLE LEVINE

  • Graduated from North Hagerstown High School
  • 4th year recipient
  • Will be a senior at University of Maryland for Mechanical Engineering in the honors college academic program.
  • From her email: “Again, many thanks for all the hard work that the AAUW does! Hope you are doing well and things return to normal soon.”

KALEE BOOR

  • Graduated from Williamsport High School
  • 3rd year recipient
  • Continuing at HCC but plans to transfer to Frostburg and start on-line classes
  • From her email: “Thank you so much for all your support and assistance through my schooling so far it means the world to me and my family. I will be attending Hagerstown Community College this fall. I truly appreciate you and your organization. I promise I will continue to put forth my best work and I hope you and the rest of the ladies have a wonderful summer and stay safe and healthy. “

EMILY BECKER

  • Graduated from Clear Spring High School
  • 3rd year recipient (final)
  • Will be a senior at St. Mary’s College of Maryland for anthropology, goal is to work in a museum and to share passion for how history and culture influence us today.

From her email: “thank you for continuing to offer me a scholarship.”

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Deadline:  TBD for 2021 – more information to follow

Application form can be found at this link.

For those reapplying to be considered for renewal of a scholarship, please complete the AAUW Scholarship Renewal Application found at this link.

AAUW Scholarships will be awarded to students who attend a four-year accredited  college/university or attend Hagerstown Community College with plans to continue on for a Baccalaureate Degree. The scholarship criteria for tuition assistance provided by the Hagerstown Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) are:

1. The applicant must be a female resident of Washington County, Maryland, and be in definite need of financial assistance. A suggested guideline for a family of four would be an approximate income of $60,000 or less.

2. The applicant must have maintained a 3.25 GPA in high school (or its equivalent in an AP course) or a 3.0 GPA the previous year in college.

  • For Scholarship Renewal Applications: The applicant must have maintained a 3.0 GPA in college in past year

In addition to the criteria the applicant must submit the following:

3. Completed Application

4. A transcript must be included to substantiate the GPA. If graduation from high school occurred more than five years ago, recent college test scores are acceptable substitutes.

5. Most recent personal federal income tax return – If the applicant is a dependent (living with parents or claimed as a dependent on a parent’s income tax return), a copy of the parents’ most recent income tax form(s) must be provided. If the tax return has not been completed in time, other proof of income will be considered.

6. A letter of recommendation is required from an adult who can attest to leadership qualities, citizenship standards, financial need and other pertinent information. For example, persons giving a reference might include a teacher, guidance counselor, school administrator, work or volunteer supervisor, and/or clergy.

  • For Scholarship Renewal Applications: A personal letter written by the applicant stating your current status, use of the monies, and future plans. This could include reasons for pursuing higher education/area of study, identifying persons who have inspired you in these endeavors, and plans to utilize your education to assist the community.

7. A personal letter written by the applicant is required stating financial need, college/university choice, and vocational plans. Include reasons for pursuing higher education/area of study and identify persons who have inspired you in these endeavors as well as plans to utilize your education to assist the community.

8. A copy of the letter of acceptance from the chosen college is required.

  • For Scholarship Renewal Applications: A copy of the letter of acceptance from the chosen college is required, if transferring.

No consideration for this AAUW scholarship will be given unless all of the above items are submitted to Kelly Weaver, 15911 Stagbush Ct, Hagerstown, MD 21740, no later than February 29, 2020. All applicants will receive a submission confirmation via email. This email does not guarantee a scholarship. Students’ applications will be screened. Finalists will be invited for a personal interview with the scholarship committee. Questions may be directed to Kelly Weaver at 301-223-1595 or weaver129@yahoo.com.