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2015-2016 AAUW Fellows in North Carolina

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One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 241 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2015–16 academic year. Six grants went to those in North Carllina: two American Fellowships, three Career Development Grants, and one Community Action Grant. Four institutions – UNC – Chapel Hill (2), UNC – Asheville, Duke and Wake Tech, and one nonprofit – Girl Scouts — NC Coastal Pines received the award.

American Fellowships:

  • Erin Maher, Ph.D., Musicology, UNC – Chapel Hill
  • Tamar Malloy, Ph.D., Political science, UNC – Chapel Hill

Career Development Grants:

  • Julie Bruening, B.S., Biology and environmental science, UNC – Asheville
  • Amanda Hubbard, Certificate, Java programming, Wake Technical Community College
  • Brittany Zick, M.P.H., Global health, Duke University

Community Action Grant:

  • Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, Keli Diewald, Selma, NC

Donations from AAUW members in North Carolina and around the country have made these fellowships and grants possible. Here is how the endowments of special interest to North Carolina are being used:

  • Ellen Black Winston endowment is partially supporting Erin Maher
  • Endowments funded by other states are supporting Tamar Malloy
  • NC Golden Anniversary and Beth Norris  endowments are partially supporting Julie Bruening.
  • Stine J. Schaffmeyer and Charlotte Branch endowments are partially supporting Amanda Hubbard
  • Enola G. Retherford endowment is partially supporting Brittany Zick
  • L. Adelaide and M. Elizabeth Johnson endowment is partially supporting the Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines
  • Elizabeth A. Colton and Shirley S. and Karl  S. Quisenberry endowments are partially supporting Kelli Nakamura at the Univ. of Hawaii
  • Sandy Bernard/Alice Ann Leidel endowment is partially supporting Charlotte Walker Said at CUNY
  • Rosalynd Nix Gilliat International Fellowship is partially supporting Adrienne Williams at the Univ. of Virginia

For more details on the scholars, the projects or the history of support by the endowments, see the online directory of fellowship and grant recipients.

AAUW North Carolina is currently focusing on one endowment that has not yet raised enough money to be stipend producing. We’d appreciate  your support in completing:

You’ll find more information about the AAUW Educational Funds at as well as an overview of all AAUW philanthropic priorities that explains the multiple ways to contribute.

Members who want to invite one of the current fellows to participate in a branch event can check with their branch president or for contact information.