Our branches across the state of Connecticut offer a variety of Scholarships and Grants for girls and women who are looking to pursue higher education. Check out what your local branch has to offer!

Eligibility/Requirements:  Application Guidelines                                                                                                      

1) Resident of the state of Connecticut.

2) Enrollment in a four year degree program at a Connecticut college or university (public or private). Will need to submit proof of enrollment for Senior year in order to receive the second portion of scholarship.  

3) Academically: Completion of the number of credits to be a junior with the academic goal of completing a degree program and must be enrolled full-time. (At least 60 credit hours but fewer than 90 credit hours).      

4) Involvement in supporting or advocating for women’s issues. (Be a member of a women’s organization; volunteer participation within the community or on campus organization that further’s women/women’s issues.)                                     

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  1. A scholarship program that targets Bridgeport residents attending a 4-year university or graduate program (not necessarily in Bridgeport) with at least 30 credits completed. This program provides access to education. Include the Barone education major scholarship. $2,000 (supports up to 5 women).
  2. A grant supporting HCC FESP 2.0, targeting low-income, mature women (who are mothers) seeking an associate’s degree and/or higher education certificate. This program addresses access to education, but also strongly encourages educational perseverance and completion. $5,000 (supports 4 women).
  3. A Community Service Leader scholarship program that commemorates AAUW Bridgeport’s 90 years of community service and financial support, targeting (for instance) women in higher education that are community service role models in the Bridgeport community. $3,000 (supports up to 3 women).


Greater Meriden

  1. AAUW Mature’s Women Scholarship: Applications are available through the Greater Meriden Branch of the American Association of  University Women for the 2021-2022 academic years. To be eligible for this scholarship, a woman must: have been out of high school for at least five years, be a resident of Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, or Cheshire, and be enrolled, or anticipate enrollment, in an accredited college or university pursuing an associate, bachelor, or advanced degree. The award is funded by a yearly Book Author Luncheon and a Grant from the Cuno. Foundation. 


Lower CT Valley

  1. LCV supports women by offering college grants (a $2000 grant) to students who are pursuing their undergraduate education at an accredited college or university. The number of educational grants they award depends on the number of applicants, their qualifications, and the amount of money available in our budget. Applicants must be at least 20 years of age by the end of the year, hold a high school diploma, be pursuing an Associate or Bachelor degree, and reside in Chester, Clinton, Deep River, East Haddam, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, or Westbrook. The LCV branch has also funded several students each year to attend NCCWSL. This year we sponsored five students to attend virtual NCCWSL.  
  2. The Lower Connecticut Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women offers $2000 college grants to women. Grants cover academic year 2023 – 2024 and are based on personal goals, academic performance, and financial need. Applicants must be at least 20 years old, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, pursue an Associate
    or Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university, and reside in Middlesex or New London county. Applications must be submitted by June 12. Grants will be announced by July 1st. For application or information visit or contact Nancy Fairchild at 860- 339-5765.



  1. Elizabeth Jordan Scholarship ($2000 to applicant).
  2. Sue Harkness Book Award ($500 to applicant).

Both are offered to rising juniors who will attend UCONN or Eastern CT State University.  Application deadline is 3/15. The runner-up for the scholarship receives the book award.  The $ is unrestricted. More information about  the women targeted for the scholarship is on the branch website at: Website 


New London

  1. Scholarships are approximately $1,000 each.  Recipients are recent High School graduates, entering college or a freshman in college/university. Recipients around the New London area are encouraged to apply. 


Notice: If you do not see your branch here, more scholarship and grant information from our other branches will be coming soon. Please reach out to the branch president for more information about each scholarship or if there is a scholarship available in your area. You can find the contact information under the About Us tab, then click Contact Us.