Local American Association of University Women offers conference scholarship

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Salisbury branch of American Association of University Women will again offer scholarships to two female students from the area to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

The annual conference brings together college women to address important and contemporary leadership issues. It provides a transformative experience for participants, and students return home ready to improve their campuses and their communities.

At the conference, student leaders will:

• Meet association honorees at the Women of Distinction awards ceremony.

• Hear nationally recognized keynote speakers.

• Develop skills by attending workshops.

• Take part in pre-conference activities and community service projects.

• Take part in opportunities to network with other women leaders from around the country.

The conference will be May 29 through June 1 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

Students may apply for the Salisbury affiliate scholarship to cover registration, room and board, though the are encouraged to apply first for a national scholarship to cover conference expenses. In this case, local scholarship money may be used for travel.

Apply at https://www.nccwsl.org/registration/ before Feb. 15.


Female applicants must be from Rowan County or attending school in Rowan County and be a college sophomore or junior with at least a 2.5 grade point average. If awarded a scholarships, students may be required to attend a scholarship meeting and make a presentation at an association meeting.

For more information or a scholarship application, contact Eileen Hanson-Kelly, American Association of University Women-Salisbury treasurer, hansonkelly@ctc.net.

For more information about the conference, visit www.nccwsl.org.