History of Grants & Fellowships for Austin

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:

Austin Branch Fellowships at the University of Texas at Austin

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 2022-23 academic year are as follows, and more information about their graduate work is at austin-tx.aauw.net/special-projects/fellowships/.

    • Emily Lessig                                  Integrative Biology
    • Maria Roxana Loza                     English
    • Patrizia Perazzo                          Educational Psychology

A complete list of recipients at the University of Texas, Austin,  is available at https://austin-tx.aauw.net/files/2022/09/AAUW_AustinBranch_GraduateFellowships_UTAustin_2022.pdf

AAUW National Fellowships & Grants at the University of Texas at Austin

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
https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/ .

Recipients for the current academic year (2021-22) are as follows.  NONE have been awarded for 2022-23.

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/2022/09/AAUW_NationalGrants_at-UT-Austin_2022.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/.

Austin Branch Local Scholarships and Awards

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 (2022-23) are
Sarah Krause and Elena Gomez.  

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“):  https://austin-tx.aauw.net/files/2022/12/AAUW_AustinBranch_OtherAustin_Scholarships_Awards_2023.pdf