Doris Karlik Local Scholarships for Women

Through our Charitable Foundation, our branch will once again offer Doris Karlik Local Scholarships to women who are residents of Palm Beach County; U.S. citizens by birth or naturalization; and are attending or planning to attend an accredited Florida college, university, or trade school. Since 1999, 59 deserving students have received awards, ranging from $500 to $1,000.

Applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher and submit the completed application form, along with an unofficial college transcript (or high school transcript for high school seniors) and personal statements of career goals and the need for a scholarship (as described on the form.)

The deadline for applications this year is March 25, 2022. Download the application here: 2022-AAUW-NPBC-Scholarship-Application

For questions, contact Mary Jane Saunders, branch scholarship committee chair, using the Contact Us page or email

Recent winners


$1,000 scholarship: Keyanna Diaz, Florida Atlantic University; Natasha Worrell, Florida Atlantic University; Andrea Carey, Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University; and Emalee Cortright, Florida Atlantic University


$1,000 scholarship: Alexis Swearingen, University of South Florida; Olivia Curtis, Florida Atlantic University; and Elizabeth Fischer, Palm Beach State College


$1,000 scholarship: Daijah Poitier Atkins, Florida Memorial University; Areli Resendiz Pacheo, Florida Atlantic University; and McKenna Annalyn King, Florida Atlantic University;  $500 scholarship: Gina Rose Vallarella and Gabriella Quntanar. Florida Atlantic University


$1,000 scholarship: Kimberly Gordon, Jameesha Rock, Laura Angelie Diaz;  $500 scholarship: Pamela Gores


Kassandra Cabrieles and Julissa Maldonado, Palm Beach State College, and Laura Diaz, Florida Atlantic University


$1,000 scholarship: Katherine Roman, Palm Beach State College; Lauren Staff, University of Florida; and Kimberly Richardson, Florida International University.

(Pictured above: Laura Angelie Diaz,  Jameesha Rock, Pamela Gores, 2018 scholarship winners, with Doris Karlik, second from left.)