The 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. In the past few years awards have ranged from $1,000 – $3,000.

Eligibility for these scholarships is limited to:

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

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

Download the 2017 application form here: aauw-scholarapp-2017

We suggest consulting these Tips for Successful Scholarship Applications before you complete this or any other scholarship application. They are based on feedback from reviewers of scholarship applications in previous years.  Download the tips here: scholarapptips

For further information please contact Jeanne Miller, Scholarship Co-Chair –


The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Atascadero AAUW has awarded $8,000 in scholarships this year.  A big thank you to Kate Rikel, Janet Grummitt, and Patti Everett for reading applications and assisting with making the decisions.  We had more applications this year than ever before.  Thank you to everyone who helped make our fund-raising efforts such a success.  With the support of our organization and our community, we were able to help five deserving women continue with their university education.  They are all truly grateful.

Judie Magonacelaya and Jeanne Miller,  Scholarship Co-Chairs

Leah Gibson

Leah Gibson is a resident of Paso Robles, and will complete her degree in Agricultural Science, and Human Nutrition, in the Spring of 2017.

Nicole Huffman

Nicole Huffman is majoring in Kinesiology and will complete her degree in the Winter of 2017.

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Mary Lopez-Isidro is a student at UC Santa Barbara.  Her major is Biology with the goal of becoming a pediatric orthopedic surgeon.  Mary gives credit to the AVID program for a great deal of help in pursuing her dreams.

Kriss Reid

Kriss Reid, a mother of four children, is majoring in Music Therapy.  Spring, 2017, will see her with an A.A. degree from Cuesta.  After that, she hopes to continue her studies at Northridge.

Jacqueline Wuff

Jacqueline Wulff is majoring in Nursing with a nutrition minor.  Her studies should be completed in May, 2017.