Local Scholarships

The DAW AAUW offers scholarships to local women to help them complete their academic degree programs.  Our Local Scholarship project is managed by the AAUW CA Special Projects Fund, a 501(c)(3) fund, Tax ID 68-0463071. Our branch has provided over $121,000 in scholarships over the last nine years to help local college women complete their degree programs.  Applications are due in spring to support the following fall academic term.

Please consider a donation to support our Local Scholarship program. The donation can come from an individual, business or company, or an AAUW Special Interest Group.
Please click the big green “Donate” button on the right side of this page for instructions on how to donate.

Click HERE to download our Local Scholarships Flyer so you can spread the word to your friends and colleagues.  The application deadline is March 17, 2023 so act quickly!

Click here to view our 2023 Application and scholar selection criteria.
DAW member Mary Mix has created another beautiful quilt! Buy your raffle tickets for our 2023 Local Scholarships Quilt Drawing now.

Meet our 2022 Scholarship Winners

Shelby Bates attends USC working towards a degree in Business Administration.


Amy Daseking attends Cal Poly SLO studying Kinesiology and wants to become a Physical Therapist


Angela Filosa attends Fairfield University and wants to become a genetic counselor.


Tatum Hall attends Claremont McKenna studying Economics and Literature working towards a career in ESG.


Shannon Nesbit is going to UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and also wants to study public health.

Meet our 2021 Scholarship Winners

Carly Glasson is attending the University of Colorado, with a double major in psychology/sociology to prepare her for a career in forensics.

Cameron Hui attends U.C. Berkeley and will be a 4th yr. computer science/art double major.  She is interested in film animation.  Cameron is also the recipient of the Creative Endeavors award.

Erika Monasch is a 3rd yr. Medical student at UC Davis.  Her goal is to be come a Pediatrician, and to continue to work in academic medicine.  Erika is also a recipient of the Jane Trittipo award.

Helena Chan is deciding among four universities for her fall enrollment as a graduate student studying public health.

Holly Langbein is a distance learner at the University of Missouri graduate school studying Public Affairs.

Kristina Skrenek is a graduate student at Samuel Merritt University, studying physical therapy.

Maria Ji is studying medicine at the Des Moines University School of Medicine with the goal of becoming a pediatrician.  She is the recipient of a Jane Trittipo award.

Mary Locher is transferring from Diablo Valley College to a university this fall to pursue a teaching credential.

Valerie Alexinian is transferring from Diablo Valley College to the University of California to study business with a focus on finance and investing.

Francesca “Kiki” Callahan is studying at the University of Edinburg where she is pursuing a fine arts degree.  Her goal is to become an illustrator.

Lidia Woolery is studying fine arts at Syracuse University with the goal of becoming an interior designer.

Tahne Kariguddaish is transferring from Diablo Valley College to a university this fall to study  economics.

Our congratulations to all our wonderful Scholarship Winners!  We are proud to help you pursue your academic and career goals!


Meet the 2020 Scholarship Awardees

Christina Adams, Danville, will be a senior at Cal Poly in the fall majoring in Industrial Engineering.  She has interned each summer while in college and aspires to work on artificial intelligence and augmented reality projects after graduation.

Elizabeth Vojvoda, Danville, will be a third year student at Cal Poly majoring in Biochemistry.  After participating in several research groups, she has decided to go to medical school rather than aim for a PHD in biochemistry.  She will also be the recipient of the Jane Trittipo Memorial Scholarship since she will be  pursuing a medical career which is a requirement of this award.

Kaanan Goradia, San Ramon, is currently pursuing a BS in Biological Sciences at UC Davis where she will be a senior in Fall 2020.  She was a part of Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences at California High School in San Ramon which sparked her interest in the medical field.  After graduation she will be applying to graduate programs in physical therapy.

Alexandra McCabe, Danville, is majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Cal Poly.  She has participated in some projects to develop medical devices to improve patient’s lives and wants to increase the quality of life for patients with disabilities.

Sienna McDonald, Danville, attended an AAUW Tech Trek camp at Stanford in 7th grade which sparked her interest in marine biology.  After earning her BS in Biology at Brigham Young University she will be attending UC Davis Veterinary School this fall.  She wants to specialize in wild life medicine after completion.

Sara Steingraf, Danville, attends Boise State University with a goal of teaching in elementary or special education.  She wants to become a mentor teacher.

Socoro Tamayo-Perez, Walnut Creek, will be transferring to CSU San Jose to major in Sociology and ultimately build on her experience as a program coordinator at the Monument Crisis Center to uplift under privileged communities.