Twenty years ago, branch member Lydia Brown left a bequest of $7,000 to the branch to help “worthy graduate women at CU.” Since then, AAUW members Elizabeth Ricketts and Berny Udick have added gifts to the grant fund. Each year, the Boulder Branch provides several monetary awards from the interest from this endowment to University of Colorado graduate women.
The application period for the 2014 Grant is now open. Please follow the instructions in the letter below. Links for downloading the application form are at the bottom.
Thank you for your interest in the Brown/Ricketts/Udick Grant. Please download the two-page application [below].
Please note that your application is limited to the two-page form and applications that exceed 2 pages will be disqualified. The application and copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts should be sent in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must have been accepted in a graduate program, therefore the application must include you advisor’s signature.
The grant stipulates “a woman pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Colorado.” The $1000 awards will be presented in two payments in September 2014 and January 2015. Please do not apply if you plan to complete your graduate work prior to May 2015.
The deadline for responding is April 4, 2014. If you are one of the finalists, you will be called in early May for an interview with the committee. Results will be posted on the website after June 1, 2014.
We wish you success in graduate school. There are American Fellowships awarded by the American Association of University Women (www.aauw.org) at the national level. These are directed specifically toward women who have completed their course work for a doctorate and need financial help.
Sincerely,Doris Hass, Chair Brown/Ricketts/Udick Educational Grants
Separate from our local grant, AAUW offers Fellowships and Grants on the national level. Information about those can be found at AAUW.org