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Educational Scholarship Instructions

Grants and Scholarships


The State College Simmons-Jansma Project Renew Grant, the Suzanne McCrae Kerlin Scholarship, the AAUW Scholarship and the Evelyn C. Marboe AAUW-State College Branch Scholarship are awarded on the basis of the applicant's financial need, academic performance and promise, contribution to the community, and the overall quality of her application. The Scholarship Committee requires specific information of all applicants. These requirements are detailed below and on the application form itself, and the applicant is expected to fulfill them. However, the committee is always willing to consider extenuating circumstances. If you are having difficulty providing a required item, or if the requirement is unclear to you, call Ellen Frederick at (814) 237-3737 or by email at emw1@psu.edu.


To qualify for a State College Branch AAUW grant, an applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

Required Materials

The following items constitute a completed application:

  1. A completed Education Scholarship Application
    Download or print the grant application from the AAUW State College Branch website and complete.
  2. A completed Income and Expense Form for the 2014-2015 Academic year
    Download or print this form from the website and complete.
  3. Description of interruption or delay of your education
    Please be thorough and concise (maximum of 2 pages). The Grants and Scholarships Committee needs to understand why you had to interrupt or delay your education, what your life experiences have been since that time and why you have decided to return to school. Please include any service to the community such as volunteering at a school, religious organization or for a non-profit group. This description is extremely important to your application.
  4. Transcripts
    Official copies of college/university transcripts are preferred, but unofficial copies are acceptable. If you are now enrolled, please send a transcript that includes the courses you have most recently completed.
  5. Letters of Reference
    Two letters of reference are required. One letter of reference should be from a faculty member familiar with your academic performance and educational goals. The second may be from a faculty member, academic advisor, or from someone who has supervised you in a job or volunteer setting. Your letters of reference should be sent directly to the Scholarship Committee at P.O. Box 735, State College, PA 16804.