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    Selected Professions Fellowship

    Offered by American Association of University Women (AAUW)

    Lisa Freedland Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jul 22, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to


    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    November 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a woman in a traditionally male-dominated master’s degree program? If so, you might be interested in applying for the Selected Professions Fellowship! The fellowship is open to all university women who are looking to receive their degrees in predominantly male-dominated fields. Among these include architecture, computer science, engineering, and mathematics. For women of color, MBA, Law, and doctorate programs are also acceptable. Every year, selected recipients are awarded $20,000 each to help pay for their master’s programs. If you are a woman pursuing a degree in a traditionally male-dominated master’s degree program, we encourage you to apply!

    About American Association of University Women (AAUW)

    The scholarship is offered by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a non-profit organization created in 1881 to promote equity and education for women. Although the organization originally focused on supporting women in the law and medicine fields, today they have expanded their support to include women pursuing STEM careers.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to individuals who identify as women and are full-time students in a U.S.-based master's program during the fellowship year. Applicants masters' programs must be in traditionally male-dominated fields. Lastly, you must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students


    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Academic Interest

    Paper and Pulp Engineering, Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Science/Engineering, Math, Statistics, Medicine, Law, Healthcare, Business

    Other Category


    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and the below application materials.

    Written proposal

    Academic transcript

    Three letters of recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact American Association of University Women (AAUW) at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Selected Professions Fellowship is not renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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