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 $500 – $2,000.

Applications for 2021 will be open in February 2021.  All applications will be due no later than April 30, 2021.  The application form for 2021 is available here:  AAUW ScholarApp 2021

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 Judie Magonacelaya at or Marilyn Hamilton at, Scholarship Co-Chairs.

The Georgie Arnold Scholarship fund was established in Georgie’s memory by her family and friends in Atascadero AAUW. It is designated for women pursuing careers in education.

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.

Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Academic progress
  • Financial need
  • Description of goals
  • Volunteer activities
  • Letters of reference