American Association of University Women - Midland Branch Scholarship ($2,000)
The American Association of University Women-Midland Branch Scholarship provides annual awards for higher education to a woman residing in Midland County in two different areas.
Graduating Senior Woman: The successful applicants must graduate from a high school under the jurisdiction of the MCESA or be a Midland County resident graduating from high school in the year of the award. The applicant must be a female who ranks in the top third of her class. The essay for this scholarship should describe how this award will help the applicant attain her educational goals and may include such topics as career choice and reasons for that choice. The essay may also discuss involvement in school and community activities. The award is a combination of merit, need, and potential contribution to society. Awardee must be pursuing her education full time and be working toward a baccalaureate degree.
Women in Transition: Two scholarships will be awarded to women who have had a delay or interruption in their education beyond high school and who wish to work toward a baccalaureate or higher degree. They could also already have a baccalaureate degree and are returning to school to re-educate themselves with a specific career goal in mind. The delay or interruption in education must equal a minimum of one fall or one spring semester. This award must be used in the academic year following the May announcement of the recipients. It is based on a combination of merit, need, and potential contribution to society. Previous recipients may reapply for a second year if the student achieves a B average or better during the first year. The essay for this scholarship should describe career goals, reasons for applying for this scholarship, and activities or studies in the past five years.