Eligibility Criteria and Application Procedures

The Yale University Women’s Organization offers Scholarship Awards to women employees or wives of Yale employees whose formal education has been interrupted or delayed, and who wish to resume their studies or enhance their careers by pursuing an associate or bachelor degree or a certificate-granting program. YUWO Scholarships cannot be used for Graduate studies.  Applicants are judged upon merit and need. The award may only be used for course tuition and academic fees.

The number and dollar value of awards vary. Most awards range from $1,000 to $3,000.  Several annual scholarships are awarded in addition to three named scholarships: the Kay Ross Scholarship, honoring the founder of the YUWO Scholarship Program; the Magee Fenn Scholarship, in memory of the first chair of the YUWO Scholarship Committee; and the Gustave and Carol Lynn Sirot Scholarship, which seeks a candidate 35 years or older.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be a woman employee or a wife of a Yale employee. The employee must be on the Yale payroll at the beginning and completion of the course and the applicant must have a Yale ID as an employee or the spouse of an employee.  Federal tax regulation and YUWO prohibit YUWO scholarships to YUWO members and their immediate families.

The application for the 2015-2016 academic year is available here.

The completed application must be submitted no later than March 15, 2015.

Applicants will be informed of the Scholarship Committee’s decisions by April 30, 2015.

If you have any questions, email Felicia Tencza, Scholarship Chair, at Felicia.Tencza@aya.yale.edu

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