Scholarship Fact Sheet


  • Started in 1986
  • First project of the St. George Branch of AAUW.
  • Founded with the goal to reach under-served communities – those outside the “usual” realm of scholarship giving:
    • Current DSU women who show need and the ability to finish their degrees.
    • Continuing Scholars: Women who dropped out of college and want to re-enter because they are highly motivated to finish.
    • Women interested in STEM professions, including former eSMART campers.
  • The number of Scholarships given has grown each year from 1 in 1986 to an unprecedented 34 in 2016.
  • In 2014 formed partnership with the Women’s Resource Center at Dixie State University to foster mentorships between students and “real life” business women.
  • In 2015, a mentorship component was added, with AAUW members acting as mentors to recipients.
  • The amount of scholarship awards varies year to year depending upon funds raised throughout the year. Standard amount is $1,000.

Application Process

  • Scholarship applications are open to AAUW eSMART campers, previous winners, re-entering students, and current DSU women
  • Application consists of online form and essay, then an oral interview.

Selection Process

  • Written applications are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee to narrow down the field.
  • Oral interviews are held by Committee Member team of two.
  • Recommendations are made to and voted on by the full Scholarship Committee for the final scholarship awardees.
  • Scholarships are presented each May at a special St. George AAUW awards luncheon.

Updated: 2016-05-01