The American Association of University Women was established in 1881 to “open doors of higher education to women.”

The Denton Branch, AAUW, will award five scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year for a total of $4,500.  One undergraduate and one graduate scholarship will be awarded to students from both TWU and UNT in the amount of $1,000 each, and one scholarship will be awarded for the sophomore year to an undergraduate student at NCTC in the amount of $500 (Corinth or Flower Mound campus).

Eligibility for Consideration

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen
  2. Be a full-time junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student at TWU or UNT (Denton campuses) or a sophomore undergraduate student at NCTC (Corinth or Flower Mound campus).
  3. Have a 3.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.5 GPA (graduate).
  4. Have never received an AAUW Denton Branch scholarship.
  5. Submit application by April 1, 2017.
  6. Attend one dinner meeting of the Denton Branch, AAUW, in the 2016 fall semester to meet the members of the Branch.


The five scholarships recipients will be informed in May of 2017. The scholarships will be distributed in two equal installments at the beginning of the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters as long as academic requirements have been met. The students must complete the semester or return the money (see contract in application).


            Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2017, to be considered.

TWU, UNT, and NCTC students:

  1. Send applications to Ms. Elizabeth Snapp, 2212 Jefferson Trail, Denton, Texas 76205.
  2. Contact Ms. Elizabeth Snapp at 940-323-8078 (H) or by e-mail at if you have any questions.
NOTE:  To get information about other fellowships and grants available from the AAUW Educational Foundation write directly to AAUW Educational Foundation, 1111 Sixteenth Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-4873 or call 202-728-7603.

2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients
Tawney O LeBouef Tullia, TWU Doctoral Student, Rhetoric
Margaret Goetsch, TWU Senior, Music Therapy
Mindy Le, UNT Senior, Hospitality Management, Merchandising and Digital Retailing
Krystin Rodriguez, UNT Junior, International Studies

2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients
Brittney Buckhanan, TWU Senior, Accounting
Alexandra Jeffcoat, TWU Senior, Women’s Studies & Sociology
Yanxia Jiang, UNT Junior, Accounting
Courtney Medvedev, UNT Master’s Student, Public Affairs & Community Service

2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients
Jennifer Roland, TWU Graduate Student, Women’s Studies
Lola Obamehinti, UNT Graduate Student, Information Science
Tamiel Turley, TWU Undergraduate Student, Biology
Thao Huynh, UNT Undergraduate Student, Violin Performance & Biology

2011-2012 Scholarship Recipients
Frances Reanea McNeal, TWU Graduate Student, Women’s Studies
Elisha Jean Heiden, UNT Graduate Student, English
Sarah Folkening, TWU Undergraduate Student, Music Therapy
Danielle Vincent, UNT Undergraduate Student, Psychology

2010-2011 Scholarship Recipients
Alyson Temple-Lozada, TWU Graduate Student, Physical Therapy
Giovanni N. Dortch, UNT Graduate Student, Sociology
Jessica Huynh, TWU Undergraduate, Social Work

2009-2010 Scholarship Recipients
Rachel Zimmerman, TWU Graduate Student, Physical Therapy
Brittany DeNoon, UNT Graduate Student, Women’s Studies
Cassi Samples, TWU Undergraduate Student, Dance
Kelly Bevin Butler, UNT Undergraduate Student, History

2008-2009 Scholarship Recipients
Shelley Padilla, TWU Graduate Student, Dance
Kristina Morales, UNT Graduate Student, Women’s Studies
Mercedalia Reyes, TWU Undergraduate Student, Early Childhood Bilingual Education
Skyler Wilk, UNT Undergraduate Student, History

2006-2007 Scholarship Recipients
Jeannhenriette Mam, TWU Graduate Student, Dance
Jennifer Roe, UNT Graduate Student, American and British Literature
Angela M. Binder, TWU Undergraduate Student, Biology
Ruby Roxanne Al–Qasem, UNT Undergraduate, English, Creative Writing

Scholarship Committee Chair: Elizabeth Snapp