Scholarship, Universities, & Working Women


American Association of University Women has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Established in 1881, AAUW remains one of the nation’s leading voices in promoting education and equity for women and girls. With more than 170,000 members and sponsors, 1,000 local branches across the nation, and over 800 college and university partners, AAUW carefully selects corporate partnerships and affinity programs that have positive long term effects on our members and their communities while supporting our mission. AAUW


imgresArmy Women’s Foundation is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization originally established in 1969. The mission of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is to promote public interest in the Army and the women who serve in the Army. Through programs, research and scholarships, the Foundation recognizes and honors the service of Army women and supports the U.S. Army Women’s Museum located at Fort Lee, Virginia. They are the premier center for educational excellence, the national network for today’s Army women and a dynamic advocate for telling the history of Army women. Army Women’s Foundation



The Center for Women In Technology was established at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in July 1998 to provide global leadership in achieving women’s full participation in all aspects of information technology. In 2006 its scope expanded to include engineering majors and in 2011 its name was changed to the Center for Women In Technology. Center for Women in Technology



zThe Barnard Center for Research on Women promotes women’s and social justice issues throughout academic and activist networks in New York City as well as the Barnard College community. Founded in 1971, the center’s mission is “to assure that women can live and work in dignity, autonomy, and equality” through lectures, conferences, and both print and online publications. Barnard


imgres-1Douglass Residential College, located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is a part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. It is a non-degree granting organization which succeeded the liberal arts Douglass College (originally New Jersey College for Women) when it was merged with the other undergraduate liberal arts colleges at Rutgers–New Brunswick to form the School of Arts and Sciences in 2007. It offers a community that focuses on developing women’s success. Douglass Residential College provides opportunities for women to reside in single-sex residence halls, to participate in women-centered organizations and to develop leadership skills. Douglass Residential College


logoGrameen America is an organization dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families. Founded by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, we offer micro-loans, training and support to transform communities and fight poverty in the United States. Grameen America


imagesHarvard Kennedy School; Women And Public Policy Program closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. WAPPP also identifies successful interventions and measures their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps. Harvard Kennedy School


images-13The Healthcare Business Association strives to empower more women as business and thought leaders in healthcare. To further the advancement and impact of women in healthcare worldwide, they network to build relationships, support knowledge sharing and access to leaders, recognize outstanding women and their accomplishments, and promote educational programs. The HBA has become a powerful instrument for effecting change, from advancing careers to maximizing personal potential since 1977. HBA



The International Women’s Writing Guild, founded in 1976, is a network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing and open to all regardless of portfolio. As such, it has established a remarkable record of achievement in the publishing world, as well as in circles where lifelong learning and personal transformation are valued for their own sake. The Guild nurtures and supports holistic thinking by recognizing the logic of the heart–the ability to perceive the subtle interconnections between people, events and emotions- alongside conventional logic. IWWG


logoJeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund honors the name and legacy of an American woman of incredible spirit and determination by providing much needed aid to women with the same attributes. Jeannette Rankin was a proponent of women’s rights and was the first woman to be elected to the United States Congress in 1916. It is a 501 (c) (3) organization that provides scholarships and support for low-income women 35 and older to build better lives through college completion without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, or disability. Jeannette Rankin


zzzzzzzzzThe National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest women’s professional associations in the United States. The organization has a rich history of providing education, networking, and public advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security. Members are women executives, professionals, business owners and others who are committed to NAFE’s mission: the advancement of women in business. Through the annual NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women list and NAFE Women of Excellence Awards programs, we recognize the outstanding work done on behalf of the advancement of women. NAFE


imgresThe Women’s Classical Caucus is a not-for-profit group founded in 1972 and incorporated in 1992; membership is open to men as well as women. University professors and graduate students make up the majority of its members, but membership includes high school teachers, independent scholars, college students, and retired academics. According to its website, the group’s goals are both scholarly and professional. It seeks to incorporate feminist perspectives in the study and teaching of ancient Mediterranean cultures, particularly the study of women in classical antiquity. It also strives to advance the goals of equality and diversity within the profession of Classics, to foster supportive professional relationships among classicists concerned with questions of gender, and to forge links with feminist scholars in other disciplines. The WCC also publishes Cloelia, an annual newsletter. WCC


mission_sternStern College for Women (SCW) is the undergraduate women’s college of arts and sciences at Yeshiva University. It is located at Yeshiva University’s Israel Henry Beren Campus in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan.Stern College for Women provides a rich array of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and Jewish studies, along with combined degree programs in dentistry, physical therapy, and engineering, among others. It grants the bachelor of arts degree. It also awards the Associate of Arts degree in Hebrew language, literature, and culture. Stern College for Women


imgresVIDA: Women in Literary Arts is a grassroots organization founded in August 2009 to address the need for female writers of literature to engage in conversations regarding the critical reception of women’s creative writing in our current culture. The individuals presently involved in creating VIDA are spread across the country, represent different identities, work from within a range of aesthetics and auto insurance, and share the common goal to create a forum at which all women writers may engage in much longed for conversations about literature being produced by women and its reception by the larger culture. VIDA