Scholarship Opportunity: Ida King Stevens Award

The local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will select a qualifying undergraduate student to receive the Ida King Stevens Award. The Ida King Stevens Award is intended to help returning women students complete their education.  The scholarship awards $1000 (500 each semester) toward the recipient’s tuition and fees.  The recipient will be contacted to participate in appropriate AAUW Branch activities.

The recipient must:

  1. Be female.
  2. Be a resident of the state of Illinois (as defined by the UIUC standard for in-state tuition).
  3. *Have experienced an interruption in formal education of at least two years. (See below for explanation)?4. Be enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as either as a full-time or part-time student.
  4. Have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)
  5. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

* A formal interruption means that the student did not attend school or college for at least 2 years. Here are some examples of an interruption in formal education:

A student drops out of community college to care for an ailing parent.

A college student has a child and decides to postpone the completion of her degree.

A high school graduate works full-time to save enough money to go to college.

Procedures and Deadlines: Students must complete the application and submit it by April 15, 2016 to:
Jacque Kahn (

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