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American Association for University Women Career Development Grants

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AAUW’s Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or reentering the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color, women pursuing credentials in nontraditional fields, and women who do not currently hold an advanced degree. Grants provide support ($2,000–12,000) for coursework toward degree programs other than a doctorate or for specialized training in technical or professional fields.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Career Development Grants are open to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents; hold an earned (not honorary) bachelor’s degree; received their bachelor’s degree no less than 4 years ago from the time of application; do not hold an earned (not honorary) graduate or professional degree; plan to enroll or are enrolled in courses/activities that are required for professional employment or advancement; and plan to enroll or are enrolled in one of the following: Bachelor’s or associate degree program that is different from the field of study of the previously earned bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree program, Certification program, Technical school, or Professional degree (e.g., law or medicine). All courses of study must occur at a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed and/or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants must reside within the United States during the grant period.

Deadline: Mid-December each year

Academic Level: Post-Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Graduate School Funding

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

Special Circumstances: Female, Underrepresented Group

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