The Austin Branch of AAUW is proud of the three categories of higher education awards, as well as branch & member awards, in Austin over the years:
- AAUW Austin Branch Fellowships at The University of Texas at Austin
- AAUW National Grants at The University of Texas at Austin
- Austin Branch Other Local Scholarships and Awards
An endowment fund at the University of Texas was established with our first contribution of $1,100 in 1934. The Austin Branch has awarded fellowships yearly since 1985 to women doctoral candidates at The University of Texas at Austin. Mildred Englert is the branch member who completed the endowment, and the Austin Branch contact is the UT Fellowship Chair.
Opportunity to Make Contributions to Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates
University of Texas will accept donations to the AAUW fellowship fund. Donations can be added to the endowment or used for outright fellowships. The donations to UT are tax deductible because the university is a 501(c)(3). Donations can be mailed to:
The University of Texas at Austin
Attn: Jennifer Pool, Associate Director of Donor Relations
P.O. Box 7458
Austin, TX 78713
Please include in the donation remarks that you would like the donations added to the AAUW Fellowship Fund (Account 57100033/30727622) and whether it should be added to the endowment or go directly for fellowships.
Gifts can also be made online at www.giving.utexas.edu by typing “Other” in the search box and choosing the option: Other – Specify in Comments.
Application information for doctoral candidates at the University of Texas at Austin is available at austin-tx.aauw.net/special-projects/fellowships/. The next fellowship application process will begin in February 2022 when the 2022-2023 instructions and applications will be posted on this website. Applications and letters of reference are always due the Monday following spring break which is March 21, 2022
Recipients for the 2021-22 academic year are as follows, and more information about their graduate work is at austin-tx.aauw.net/special-projects/fellowships/.
- Emily Carl Psychology
- Pooja Mandke Cell & Molecular Biology
- Stephanie Valenzuela Organic Chemistry
- Dominca Whitesell Geography
- Anais Zimmer Geography
A complete list of recipients at the University of Texas, Austin, is available at AAUW_AustinBranch_GraduateFellowships_UTAustin_2021
All funds for AAUW grants come from contributions from members and the public.
Awardees are selected by selected panels from a pool of applicants from around the world. These exceptional recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.
For information about AAUW’s seven fellowships and grants and our alumnae, see also
Recipients for the current academic year (2021-22) are as follows:
Kara Carmack – Modern and contemporary art and visual culture (Publication, Modern and contemporary art and visual culture)
Katherine Grover – American studies (Women’s and gender studies)
Blanca Pacheco – Interdisciplinary programs (Latin American studies and Indigenous studies)
Stefanie Schackleton – History (Class, labor and gender in the British Empire)
A complete list of past recipients is available at https://austin-tx.aauw.net/files/2021/07/AAUW_NationalGrants_at-UT-Austin_2021.pdf
Directory of Fellowship and Grant Recipients for National AAUW (starting with 2004-05) is also available and searchable online by name, year, state, etc., at https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/directory-of-recipients-sponsors/.
Upon the completion of the UT Fellowship endowment, Austin Branch started providing funds for other local schools and projects, including scholarships for women students at St. Edward’s University, Huston-Tillotson University, and Austin Community College (ACC).
The AAUW/Frances Malmberg Endowed Scholarship in the Austin Community College Foundation was made possible in 2004 by branch member Frances Malmberg’s legacy. This endowed scholarship is available to assist 25-year old-or older female students enrolled at ACC. Information on how to apply is available at
The Frances Malmberg scholarship recipients for the academic year (2020-21) are
Karina Mendoza and Teri Ruffino. Each student was awarded $2100.
Here is a list of Frances Malmberg scholarship recipients, along with other historical branch/member awards (including annual recognition of deserving members with “Named Gifts“): AAUW_AustinBranch_OtherAustin_Scholarships_Awards_2021