Application Deadline 5pm March 4, 2024

Congratulations! You have been nominated by a College of Alameda faculty or staff member who is familiar with your work in leadership and believes you will both benefit from and contribute to the AAUW National Conference of College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) to be held at the University of Maryland, College Park , MD from May 30-June 2, 2024.

These two $1,500 AAUW Alameda Branch scholarships will cover the residential fees of three nights: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in campus residence halls, including meals.  An additional night (Saturday) is also covered by this grant to ensure students some time to visit Washington DC and travel home on Sunday evening.  Transportation to Maryland and ground transportation will also be covered by the grant and will be arranged by the Alameda Program Director.

The application process involves completing this application, giving authorization for the release of your transcript by COA and one letter of recommendation from a person familiar with your volunteer or service activities and a 500 word essay describing what leadership contributions you have made to school, college or local community. In this essay, you should also reflect on what you are learning about yourself and what social changes and developing women’s roles you are interested in exploring at NCCWSL.

For finalists there will be one half hour Zoom interviews the week of March 18-22. In-person interviews at COA March 25-27.  Winners will be announced the week of April 1.  Students will then be officially registered for the NCCWSL conference by the program director after submission of additional registration information.

For those who are not awarded a full scholarship, partial scholarships may still be available from AAUW through  .

Students should plan to bring $150 to cover out of pocket expenses.

  • College level Programs and Activities

  • Community Engagement: Off campus, including High School.

  • Reference

    Please list an advisor or faculty member or community engagement representative who is familiar with your work in community service. This should not be the same person who nominated you for the Scholarship.
  • Short essay

    Write a short essay, not to exceed 500 words, reflecting on, but not limited to:
    1. Contributions you have made to your college, school or local community.

    2.What you are learning about yourself, social changes and women’s roles you are interested in developing through attending the National Conference for Women Student Leaders.

  • Accepted file types: doc, pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • To answer any questions email Penny Washbourn, AAUW Alameda NCCWSL Chair, or call 925-949-9791