DAW Local Scholarship History

DAW Local Scholarship History Including a List of Honorary Scholarships 

The DAW branch of AAUW has given Local Scholarships for close to 40 years. Funds have been raised in a variety of “fun” endeavors: auctions, garage sales, crab feeds, and in recent years, the annual Holiday Home Tour and Garden Tour. Recipients will receive a minimum scholarship of $2,000. Over the years, the branch has awarded close to $120,000 in Local Scholarships.

In support of the AAUW mission, our Local Scholarships are granted to local women, but are otherwise granted without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. Scholarship recipients are selected on a competitive basis with consideration of the applicant’s academic record, leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, awards, work experience, educational and career goals, and letters of recommendation. Applicant must reside or have resided in the Walnut Creek city limits (including unincorporated Walnut Creek ) or in the San Ramon Valley School District area while in public or private high school. Applicant must be a graduate student or have at least  junior level standing in college in the fall.


Jane Trittipo Scholarship

The recipient of the Jane Trittipo Scholarship will be selected from applicants in a medically related field of study. Undergraduate, graduate, and post doctorate level students qualify as long as they meet other eligibility criteria for the year in which they are applying.

Creative Endeavors Scholarship

The Creative Endeavors Scholarship will be selected from applicants in Visual Arts fields that create works such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, print making, design, crafts, photography, video, film making, and architecture. Also included are the applied arts such as industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design, and decorative arts.  Applicants must also meet other Local Scholarship eligibility criteria for the year in which they are applying.