Endowments

AAUW’s fellowships and grants are supported by endowed funds – only the interest from the principal in each fund is distributed annually to support scholars, research, and community grants. The endowments are named to honor AAUW members. Four of our branch members have been so honored.

Below is information about the latest recipients of these grants/fellowships.
If you’d like a description of each award, requirements, how to apply for any of these awards and their deadlines, click on the award type at the beginning of each entry. Applications open August 1 each year.

JOAN KAVANAUGH ZEHNDER INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP.

Zofia Wlodarczyk

In her research, Zofia Wlodarczyk focuses on issues of migration, gender and human rights, specifically on the experiences of female refugees fleeing domestic violence. Previously her work focused on the agency of rural women in Poland and Polish feminist . Her goal is to advocate for women’s and refugees’ rights through her work in the public and third sectors. 

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ANNE LES AMERICAN FELLOWSHIP

Katherine Corn

Katherine Corn’s research integrates macroevolution and biomechanics to understand how transitions in prey capture mechanism affect the morphological diversity of fishes. Her current work explores how the K/Pg mass extinction may have facilitated the evolution of a new feeding mode on coral reefs and looks into the functional role of a novel joint common in jaw systems of reef herbivores. She is passionate about engaging women and girls in quantitative biology and lectures on macroevolutionary statistical methods.

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LPD BRANCH/DAWN GORDNER CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Brittney Miller

In her work within higher education, Brittney Miller has spent years developing programming and community-outreach initiatives as well as becoming a leader in health-education advocacy for underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students. Through her abilities in creating opportunities for black and Latinx students within medical education, she will be transitioning into the health-care field as a physician assistant graduate student to continue her passion for serving the underserved.
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LPD BRANCH/PATRICIA ANN MANN COMMUNITY ACTION GRANT.  

Antonia Romero

Antonia Romero’s work focuses on issues of equity and justice. As an analyst with the Department of Child Support Services, she coordinates with community partners to provide additional support to customers, furthering the goal of reducing barriers that contribute to poverty. As a student in the master of public administration program at the University of Southern California’s Price School, she will develop leadership skills to effectively organize and manage organizations to benefit the public good.

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