AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. In support of this mission, the Atascadero Branch of AAUW awards scholarships, annually to women who have completed one year or more of college at an accredited institution.

Eligibility for the scholarships is limited to:

Residents of Atascadero, Santa Margarita, or Templeton;                                               Members of Atascadero AAUW;  and                                                                                     Women who have graduated from one of these local high schools now living out of the area to attend school.

Applicants may be women at all levels of higher education. Women pursuing degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields are especially encouraged to apply.

The Application Form and instructions are here: SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION_FORM_2016

For further information please contact Jeanne Miller, Scholarship Chair –


Kaye Rasband, 2014-2015 Scholarship Chair, would like to give a big thank you to Susan Miller, Kate Rikel and Jeanne Miller for serving on the committee that chose the two scholarship recipients for this year. The committee agreed to award two excellent candidates, Aline Deluca and Anita Jankovitz, $3000 each! The young women both graduated from Atascadero High School in 2013. They both have shown great dedication to their studies, volunteer activities, and achieved academic honors.

Aline Deluca AAUW Scholarship PhotoAline is studying at UCLA and plans on getting her BA in Sociology in 2017. She intends to go on for a law degree and focus her career on social justice issues. She is especially interested in being a human rights advocate for women and children. Aline is spending this quarter studying abroad – five weeks studying in Paris and five weeks studying in London!

Annie Jankovitz AAUW Scholarship PhotoAnita is completing her AA degree in Liberal Arts at Cuesta College this semester. She will transfer to UCSB in September 2015 and plans on completing her BA in Psychology in 2017. Anita was an intern for the Wellness Center at AHS during her senior year. While attending Cuesta full-time, she was hired as an intern by SLO County Behavioral Health Prevention Division, to work in a program for middle school youth.