AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships

Established in 1970 with a $25,000 grant from the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation, Selected Professions Fellowships originally focused on opening doors for women in the male-dominated fields of law and medicine. The focus has since expanded to include science and technology as the demand for a technologically skilled work force has grown without proportional representation by women.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been. 

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs:

  • Architecture
  • Computer/information sciences
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics/statistics

Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields:

  • Master’s in business administration — applicants may apply for second year of study only
  • Law — applicants may apply for third year of study only
  • Doctorate in medicine — applicants may apply for third or fourth year of study only

 

Eligibility

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be full-time students at an accredited U.S. institution during the fellowship year, and should be pursuing a course of study in the United States over the full academic year. Priority is given to women who do not already hold a master’s or first professional degree.

Period of Study

Awards are available for one, non-renewable year. 

Award

Selected Professions Fellowship funds are available for

  • Educational expenses
  • Living expenses
  • Dependent child care
  • Travel to professional meetings, conferences, or seminars, as long as it does not exceed 10 percent of the fellowship

Awards range in amount from $5,000-$18,000

Application

Additional information and application materials are available on the AAUW website

Deadline(s)

Applications for this award are open August 1 - December 1 annually. 

Details

Class Year

  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate
  • Graduate

Discipline

  • Business
  • Health
  • STEM
  • Multiple

Language

  • English

Duration

  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Graduate Study
  • Special Groups
  • Tuition Aid

Region

  • North America

GWU Sponsored?

No

GWU Endorsement Required?

No