Scholarships & Funds


The Baker-Telfer Scholarship Committee is delighted to announce its 2020 scholarship winners. Each young woman will receive $2000 to help defray costs of tuition, fees, and books during her freshman year. The generous support of West Harris County AAUW members makes this local scholarship possible, one donation at a time. Thank you, all, for extending your financial aid to Houston’s next generation of women leaders.

Rosemary Lozano

Rosemary Lozano, of Spring Branch’s Northbrook High School, plans to study nursing at Prairie View A &M University.

Kaylee Vu

Kaylee Vu, of Alief’s Kerr High School, will study biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.

Abigail Perkins

Abigail Perkins, of Houston’s Bellaire High School, will study mathematics at the University of Virginia.


AAUW Funds Corner

Did you participate in The Mission Possible Celebration Fund Raiser?

If you did, thank you!

If not, it is getting to the time to review and make year end charitable contributions.  It is also not too late to submit your donation to be counted as part of Mission-Possible.

Please consider a contribution to any AAUW Fund.  Look on pages 4 and 5 of your WHC Directory to learn about the various AAUW funds and how to submit your donation. AAUW National is requesting donations for the Greatest Needs Fund for the flexibility to use your unrestricted donation when there is a funding need, but any fund donation is appreciated.

Our local AAUW initiative, the Baker-Telfer Scholarship, information is on page 5 of your WHC Directory including how you can contribute.

Georgia Kimmel and Laura Cahill,
AAUW Funds VPs

Legal Advocacy Fund #3999

The Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. Resources range from community outreach programs to backing of major cases.

Sex discrimination today takes a variety of forms: unfair pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which can affect both women and men. LAF addresses these barriers by informing people of their rights and using the legal system to seek justice and change.

LAF is involved with a number of gender related issues. Women workers denied promotions at Wal-Mart, military veteran survivors of sexual assault, and college/university staff who are experiencing unfair pay are some of the plaintiffs AAUW assists through the case support program.

More information can be found by clicking the following link.

Mary Kain & Hazel Chahar, Funds Vice-Presidents

Ann Richards American Fellowship Fund (4324)

AAUW-Texas established an Educational Opportunities Foundation fellowship fund in honor of former Governor Ann Richards. In October, 2008, the AAUW National Board approved the Ann Richards American Fellowship and assigned fund number 4324. Most of us remember the silver-big-haired governor. She was an outspoken advocate for women and minority rights. The Fellowship is fully endowed at $200,000 and as of end of April, $74,000 is needed to reach endowment.

National Scholarships: The AAUW Educational Foundation

The AAUW Educational Foundation, which is the largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women in the world, supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers and those professions where women are underrepresented. The Foundation funds:

  • groundbreaking research
  • fellowships and grants for outstanding women from around the globe
  • special awards
  • vital community action projects
  • symposia, roundtables and forums

The Foundation’s cornerstone has always been the remarkable energy and commitment of AAUW members, other individuals, corporations, and foundations that make contributions and help raise money for the Foundation’s work.

Your contribution to the AAUW Educational Foundation will promote educational opportunities for women and girls through out the nation and the world. The AAUW Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible for federal income purposes.

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