The Branch's college/university relations program builds relationships with local colleges. Our general goal is to provide student scholarships, sponsorships. We are also interested in developing activities that provide women students' learning opportunities, leadership opportunities, issues advocacy, and the development of career skills like salary negotiation through workshops and other on-campus conferences and symposiums.
Mt. Hood Community College - AAUW Partner School
The branch gives an annual $2,000 scholarship to a 2nd-year woman student at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC). We prefer that a STEM studies student receive the this tuition assistance. This scholarship is set up as a restricted scholarship fund account with the Mt. Hood Community College Foundation. The Foundation Scholarship Committee selects the student recipient and administers the scholarship program.
Additionally, 2nd-year MHCC women students who are enrolled in a transition program to an Oregon 4-year college or university are eligible to apply for the branch's scholarship to attend the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders.
AAUW Partner Member Mt. Hood Community College is now an AAUW Partner Member, and this new status will help extend the Branch's outreach to its women students and student leaders. These board-approved projects are overseen by the board college/university relations and scholarships chair and committee members.
Portland State University Center for Women's Leadership
National Conference of College Women Student Leaders Scholarship
From time to time, the branch awards a scholarship for a student to attend the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders. Portland State University women students who are sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. The branch scholarship committee works with the director of the Center for Women's Leadership to distribute notices to women students who met the leadership selection criteria and to publicize the scholarship opportunity campus-wide.