One focus of American Agri-Women Foundation is education both of young people and of AAW members.  To this end the Foundation gives academic scholarships and first time attendee event scholarships.  We encourage you to apply for the scholarships you are eligible for.

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Winners!

High School – Brea Taylor Hostert, Kansas, $1,000
Continuing Education – Julie Ann Wadzinski, Wisconsin, $1,000
Mahindra – Jacqueline Taylor, California, $1,200
Mahindra – Jenna Le Blanc, Texas, $1,200
Jane Marshall – Eliza Ann Hunzeker, Nebraska, $1,000

CHS Foundation/AAW Foundation “Growing Leaders” 2019 Convention Scholarships

Application Deadline is August 15th, 2019.
American Agri-Women Foundation and the CHS Foundation are joining forces to promote “Women in the Boardroom”. This scholarship is available to encourage young women to actively pursue positions on various boards in their local communities, cooperatives, member associations, and/or government and to support and strengthen the leadership of women nationally. The scholarships will be awarded to 10 young women between the ages of 18-25.

View the Scholarship Press Release
View and Download the “Growing Leaders” 2019 Convention Scholarship Application

American Agri-Women Helen Whitmore Memorial Convention Scholarship

This scholarship was named to honor Helen Whitmore, a well-respected rancher and teacher from California. It was initiated in 1993 by a friend and AAW Past President, Mitzi Ayala Perdue. It was established to increase active involvement in AAW and to encourage members to influence their home affiliate members.

View and Download AAW Helen Whitmore Memorial Convention Scholarship Application

American Agri-Women Gail McPherson Fly-In Scholarship

This scholarship was named to honor Gail McPherson of Pennsylvania. Gail was a founding mother of AAW and a past president of the Foundation. She was proficient in parliamentary procedure, she was chair of the bylaws committee and author of many pertinent resolutions. Gail was instrumental in the creation of the first AAW Fly-In.

View and Download AAW Gail McPherson FlyIn Scholarship Application

American Agri-Women Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarships

• Jean Ibendahl Scholarship (for ages 18-23)
• Sister Thomas More Bertels Scholarship (for ages 24+)

Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship was created to honor the memory of those courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who played such an important role in the founding of this nation and encourage the present generation to continue their education in agricultural pursuits. These two scholarships ($1,000 each) are available to any farm, ranch or agribusiness woman or her daughter to pursue accredited courses in agriculture leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or any other courses directly related to agriculture. Applications will be taken beginning March 1 of each year and need to be postmarked before June 1st. Applications will not be accepted after June 1st.

View and Download AAW DAA Scholarship Application

AAW Foundation, PO Box 103, Baileyville, IL 61007

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