Scholarships & Awards

Equity and equal opportunity for women and girls are central to AAUW’s mission, both nationally and in our branch. Through our branch’s Charitable Foundation, we fund the Doris Karlik Local Scholarships for Palm Beach County women who are completing their education, and we sponsor a student to attend AAUW’s  annual National Conference of College Women Student Leaders, held in Maryland.

Our branch also presents the Benjamin School Junior Girl Award to a young student the school chooses for outstanding performance.

The Benjamin School presentation is typically scheduled for our September meeting. Scholarship winners and the NCCWSL attendee are honored at our annual May installation of officers dinner. The corona virus disrupted plans for these events in 2020 and 2021, but we’re hopeful that things will be back to normal in 2022.


Interested in applying for  the Doris Karlik Local Scholarships?  Or know someone who might be? Use the links, above, for more information. The deadline for 2022 is March 25, 2022. Download the application here:  2022-AAUW-NPBC-Scholarship-Application .


(Pictured above: Tracey Tobkin, NCCWSL representative, and  Daijah Poitier Atkins,  Areli Resendiz Pacheo, McKenna Annalyn King, and  Gina Rose Vallarella, recipients of Doris Karlik Local Scholarships, in 2019.)