In support of AAUW’s national mission of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women, the Orlando/Winter Park Branch of AAUW provides educational scholarships to women. Funding for scholarships comes from branch fund-raising activities, individual contributions of its members and a generous bequest from Ruth Riales. Although not college-educated, Ruth Riales valued education for women. In 2008, her donation created a legacy to help women achieve their educational goals. Scholarships are awarded annually to qualified applicants who are currently enrolled in a degree program at a regionally accredited college/university and working on a bachelor or an advanced degree. Preference is given to women who are pursuing a degree or career in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2019.
President Christine Mouton (2nd row right) poses with five of the six scholarship recipients for 2018.