The four scholarship winners for 2022 (in order, Gabriella Emme, Anna Bergstrom, Aubrey Hagen, and Mikaela Smith) each received a check for $1, 200

Nationally, AAUW awards millions of dollars in grants and fellowships each year. But locally, the Duluth branch sponsors scholarships and helps to promote state and national grants.


Every year the branch awards competitive scholarships to area women pursuing post-baccalaureate study. The number of grants varies depending on fundraising, but the total amount is split equally among the successful awardees. 

To generate money for these scholarships, AAUW usually holds a fall fundraiser. The event has had various forms and titles over the years, but in 2022, the branch has opted for its first-ever fundraising non-event! Members and friends are invited to be generous and support education for local women. Contact Kate Baldwin, the branch’s Educational Opportunities Fund Chair, for details,
The 2023 scholarship application form is also available.
The scholarship application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2023.


For several years the branch has sent a college student to participate in AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). NCCWSL brings together hundreds of college women from around the country for three days of leadership training, inspiration, and networking. The diverse backgrounds and ideas at NCCWSL make it a transformative experience. More information is available at

If you’re from the Duluth area and are interested in applying and obtaining funding for NCCWSL through the branch, contact Educational Opportunity Funds Chair, Kate Baldwin, She will direct you to the NCCWSL branch liaison.