AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
These fellowships were established in 1970 with a $25,000 grant from the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation. Initially, they focused on opening doors for women in the male-dominated fields of law and medicine. However, the focus expanded over time to include science and technology, since the demand for a technologically skilled workforce has grown without proportional representation by women.
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master's programs:
- Computer/information sciences.
Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields:
- Master's in business administration applicants may apply for second year of study only.
- Law applicants may apply for third year of study only.
- Doctorate in medicine applicants may apply for third or fourth year of study only.
Masters, PhD, Professional Doctorate
Age minimum or maximum:*
Open to international students:
Required to demonstrate financial need:
Engineering, Physical Sciences
Other: Mathematics, Architecture
Demographic Information (preferred or required):
$5,000 to $24,999
Date application is available:
USC endorsement required:
American Association of University Women