Congratulations to the 2023 scholarship recipients (see below).  The application for the 2024 scholarships is now available.

 Scholarship Information

Each year, Racine AAUW awards scholarships to Racine County women who are entering the first or second semester of their junior or senior year at a four-year accredited, degree-granting college or university and/or Racine County women entering their third or fourth semester at a two-year college the following fall.

Application materials are available by clicking on the links below. The deadline for applying is usually in February of the year in which the scholarships are awarded.

Racine AAUW has established an endowment fund at the Racine Community Foundation to ensure that the organization can award scholarships to future generations.

Racine AAUW has also awarded grants to local nonprofit agencies to help women take their GED tests.

On a national level, the Racine Branch also contributes funds for fellowships through AAUW.

Complete and Submit your scholarship application click here.

Instructions for the 2024 scholarship application

The 2024 Scholarship Application is available for completion.

Questions?  email:

Application cannot be saved so must be completed and submitted in one session.  Successful  submission of your application will be acknowledged by email.

2023 Scholarship Recipients

2022 Scholarship Recipients

2021 Scholarship Recipients



2020 Scholarship Recipients

Sarah Ann Weber – Ripon College, a Junior majoring in Psychology/Philosophy

Alisson Anguiano Salas – University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a Junior majoring in English & Political Science

Emily Rose Wentorf – University of Wisconsin – Madison, a Junior majoring in Chemistry & Spanish

Jordan Ann Weide – Wisconsin Lutheran College, a Senior majoring in Psychology & Spanish

Megan Elaine Steenson – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – a Junior majoring in Early Childhood Education

Katie Lynn Baker – University of Wisconsin – Madison, a Junior majoring in Journalism & Strategic Communication


2019 Scholarship Recipients

Kassidy Randelzhofer – UW-River Falls senior, majoring in Elementary Education with minor in Early Childhood

Emily Nurmi – UW-Stevens Point senior majoring in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Madeline Michael – UW – Madison senior, majoring in Marketing Management and Human Resources and International Business

Madeline Richio – Wisconsin Lutheran College junior, majoring in Sport and Exercise Science

Cassidy Avery – Wisconsin Lutheran College junior, majoring in Environmental Science

Jami Van Brocklin – Herzing University senior, majoring in Registered Nursing

Abby Korb – Ripon University senior, majoring in Politics and Psychology

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Kimberly Ann Dahl – Wisconsin Lutheran College majoring in Elementary Education

Madeline Leigh Shea – McKendree University majoring in Pre-Professional Biology

Nicole Lynn Shields – University of Wisconsin – Madison majoring in Journalism

Samantha Elizabeth Smiley – DePaul University majoring in Physics

Amy M. Stephan – Carthage College majoring in Elementary Education

Theodora Violet Thompson – Alverno College majoring in Art Therapy/Education

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Caitlyn Renota Ashmus – Carroll University majoring in Psychology & Theatre Arts Management

Meghan Renee Ashmus – Carthage College majoring in Communication & Graphic Design

Nichole Ashley Broz – Viberbo University majoring in Biology

Marley Ann Uran – UW-Parkside majoring in Communication

(Elaine) Xue Wu – George College at Aurora University majoring in Social Work

Ilse E. Merlin-Tiburcio – Columbia College majoring in Education

Ndoti Metzel – Gateway Technical College majoring in Nursing

Xue Wu will be attending the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) held in College Park, Maryland

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Sarah Lynn Clemens – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, majoring in English & Political Science

Natalie Kay Erickson – University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, majoring in Wildlife Education

Paige Marie Murdock – Edgewood College, majoring in Nursing

Graciella Felicias Rodriguez – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, majoring in American Sign Language

Jennifer Anne Schmanski – University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, majoring in Biochemistry and German

Jazmin Quantaya Marie Wilson – University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, majoring in Business

Jazmin Wilson – NCCWSL scholarship recipient

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Gina Butler – University of Wisconsin – Parkside, majoring in Elementary Education

Katherine Clementi – University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, majoring in Criminal Justice

Lauren Fries – Alverno College, majoring in Nursing

Norma Kunze – Alverno College, majoring in Interactive Media Design

Kennia Coronado – NCCWSL scholarship recipient

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Kennia Coronado – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, majoring in Political Science

Hannah Hecht – University of Wisconsin – Madison, majoring in Genetics

Jenna Franseen – Univeristy of Wisconsin – Madison, majoring in International Finance and Business

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Janet Wefler – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, majoring in Community Education

Stephanie Besaw – Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, majoring in Music Therapy

Annalee Sepanski – University of Wisconsin – Parkside, majoring in Political Science and Women’s Studies

Jacquelline Pruitt – University of Minnesota, majoring in Family Social Service with minor in Spanish

Anna Tolle – University of Wisconsin – Madison, majoring in Spanish with minors in Environmental Studies and Scandinavian Studies

2013 Grant Recipients

Racine Vocational Ministry, Family Literacy of Racine, Families in Transition

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Sarah Danielson – George Washington University (changing to UW-Madison), majoring in Applied Mathematics

Alexandra Mendez – UW – Madison, majoring in English Literature

2012 Grant Recipients

HALO, Family Literacy of Racine, Advancing Family Assets

2011 Scholarship Recipients

Aubrey Breuckman – Wisconsin Lutheran College, majoring in Psychology

Katherine Roach – Miami University in Ohio, majoring in Zoology

2011 Grant Recipients


Racine Literacy Council

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