AAUW Longmont’s Scholarships

Since 1952, our Branch has awarded $61,805 in scholarships.  Our giving started with one $50 scholarship to one Longmont High School graduating senior girl and has continued to grow …

Today, the purpose of these scholarships administered by the Longmont Community Foundation is to provide funding to encourage women to pursue higher education in order to increase their ability to have a positive impact in their field and community, including women returning to school to update their knowledge or skills.

At least one student each year will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded to one or more women who meet all of the following:

  • Has completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours at the time of application
  • Is currently working towards an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or certificate at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States (full-time or part-time)
  • Is pursuing a career that promotes equity for women and girls, education, health, and or positive societal change
  • Has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Has either graduated from a St. Vrain Valley School District high school or is a  current resident within the geographical boundaries of the St. Vrain Valley School District.

The Longmont Community Foundation manages our scholarship funds and the selection process for our scholarships.  Applications forms and procedures are posted on the Longmont Community Foundation website near the end of each calendar year, with an application deadline of mid-March the following year.  

For information contact Bev Schrenk, 303-772-7987, beverly.schrenk@comcast.net.


2019 Scholarship RecipientsLongmont AAUW Branch members are very proud to assist these four promising young women in reaching their academic goals by awarding scholarships totaling $2,500 at our Spring Fling event …

One for $1,000 to Sydney Blackburn, a rising senior at the University of No. Colorado, majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education.   Three $500 scholarships were awarded to Annie Birkeland, who is pursuing a Master’s and PhD in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Michigan; Kendra Brown, majoring in Forensic Science at Arizona State University; and Elizabeth McNichols, who will begin a Doctorate of Audiology program at the University of Colorado this fall.

In our recipients own words …

Sydney Blackburn, “I have always wanted to be a teacher and find unimaginable joy in being able to influence …”

Annie Birkeland, I want to “be an advocate for linguistic minorities and marginalized persons in society.”

Kendra Brown, “My goal is to become a DNA analyst, not only to solve crimes but to continue to change the stigma that science is only for males.”

Elizabeth McNichols, “Inspired by my mother’s loss of hearing”, I’m pursuing my doctorate to help others avoid what me family went through.