Scholarship and Grants

One of AAUW Honolulu’s core missions is to serve the community by furthering the educational opportunities of girls and women and for gender parity in the workplace.

One of AAUW Honolulu’s core missions is to serve the community through workplace and economic opportunities for women, who have often been underserved – this includes empowering women through undergraduate and graduate education.

AAUW Honolulu promotes inclusiveness and strives to reflect the diversity of the island in its general membership, board and program participants. We recognize that our commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity is imperative to our mission and greatly enriches the effectiveness of our programs.

We offer academic scholarships for women in Hawaii who are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate studies. In the 2020-2021 school year we awarded over $121,000 in scholarships to qualified deserving women in Hawaii colleges and universities. These scholarships are administered through Hawaii Community Foundation and Palama Settlement.

Over 130 years ago, the founders of the College Club – the organization that would become AAUW Honolulu – wrote that their founding principle was to promote “the higher ideals of education among women”. Women were a rarity in undergraduate classes, and even more so in graduate-level courses.

The Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarship is awarded to one woman a year who is pursuing a career in aviation. A previous undergraduate or graduate degree is required.

And, if the high cost of conferences, meetings, seminars and certifications are holding you back from advancing in your industry, apply for an AAUW Honolulu Career and Leadership Development Grant!