Local Scholarships

The Midland Area Community Foundation administers the AAUW Midland (MI) Branch, Inc. local scholarships. Please refer to the Foundation website (www.midlandfoundation.org – click on “Apply for a Scholarship“) for application deadlines and requirements, including a definition of Midland (MI) County residency.  If you have any questions, please direct them to the Foundation office at 76 Ashman Circle, Midland, MI 48640; phone: 989-839-9661; E-mail: info@midlandfoundation.org

The AAUW Midland (MI) Branch, Inc. may award the:

  • Graduating Senior Woman Scholarship
    The successful applicant must graduate from a high school under the jurisdiction of the MCESA (Midland County Educational Service Agency) or be a Midland County resident graduating from high school in the year of the award. The applicant must be a female with a cumulative, unweighted 3.0 GPA or better. The award is based on a combination of merit and need. The essay for this scholarship should describe how this award will help the applicant attain her educational goals and her potential contribution to society. It may include such topics as career choice and reasons for that choice, involvement in school and community activities plus any special needs to be considered. Awardee must intend to pursue her education full time in the year following the award and be working toward a baccalaureate degree. Please include the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) page of your completed FAFSA. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Woman in Transition Scholarship
    This scholarship will be awarded to a Midland County woman who has had a delay or interruption in education beyond high school and who wishes to work toward a baccalaureate or higher degree. Applicant could also already have a baccalaureate degree and be returning to college for re-education with a specific career goal in mind. A “delay” is any amount of time beyond one year after completion of secondary education. An “interruption” is equal to two full semesters or more en route to a baccalaureate or higher degree. Applicants should verify that they are “non-traditional students”. The scholarship is based on a combination of merit, need, and potential contribution to society. Please include the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) page of your completed FAFSA. The essay for this scholarship should describe career goals, reasons for applying for this scholarship, activities or studies in the past five years and expand on potential contributions to society. A previous recipient may reapply for a second year if a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better is achieved during the first year. This award must be used in the academic year following the announcement of the recipient. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Technical/Trade School Scholarship
    Our new scholarship is awarded to women who are attending a trade or technical school or Michigan college in pursuit of a degree or certificate in skilled or technical trades. These include, but are not limited to, welding, construction, refrigeration, heating and cooling, automotive service technology, mechanical services, plumbing, electrical, culinary, and CNA training and certification. The recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and provide an essay outlining their interest in the intended vocation.