Local Scholarships

2024 Scholarships of $2,000 or More

Our Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Branch has provided over $136,000 in scholarships over the last eleven years to help local college women complete their degree programs.

Please Note: This page is currently being updated. Links to the scholarship applications will be provided soon.

The AAUW DAW Branch is pleased to offer three categories of local scholarships to students who are enrolled in an accredited college, university, or technical school. Applications are reviewed with consideration given to financial need, special circumstances, academic record, work and community activities, and educational and career goals. Relatives of current AAUW DAW officers or scholarship committee members are not eligible for Local Scholarship awards.

AAUW DAW Community Local Scholarship

Open to women who will be juniors, seniors, or graduate students for the 2024-2025 school year. Applicants must have attended high school in Danville, Alamo or Walnut Creek, CA, or currently reside in these communities.

AAUW DAW Renaissance Scholarship

Open to women who are rising sophomores, juniors or seniors at California State University East Bay (CSUEB) for the 2024-2025 school year and participating in the CSUEB Renaissance Scholars Program for former foster youth.

AAUW DAW Single Parent Scholarship

Open to any student who is a single parent enrolled at Diablo Valley College (DVC), has completed 12 units, and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. The application process and award selection are administered by the Diablo Valley College Foundation with scholarship funds provided by AAUW DAW.

General Information

If you have any questions, contact daw.aauw@gmail.com

In support of the AAUW mission, Community and Renaissance Scholarship awards are granted to women. All AAUW DAW scholarships are granted without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

All applicants agree to accept the scholarship award decision as final.

AAUW DAW reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of its scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program.

DAW member Mary Mix created another beautiful quilt for our branch’s scholarships! The drawing took place during our 2023 Garden Tour

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.

Meet our 2023, 2022 and 2021 local Scholarship winners by clicking here.