Doris Karlik Local Scholarships

Through our Charitable Foundation, our branch will once again offer Doris Karlik Local Scholarships to women who are residents of Palm Beach County and are attending an accredited Florida college, university, or trade school. Since 1999, 59 deserving local students have received awards, ranging from $500 to $1,000, to help them complete their college educations.

Applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher, submit the application form and official college transcript. They must also provide two letters of recommendation, one from a college or university faculty member on official letterhead and signed.

Details of the requirements are on the 2021 application, which must be postmarked by March 20, 2021, and sent to: AAUW Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 32043, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420.

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

Recent winners


$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.)