Founded in 1881, the American Association of University Women had a mission to promote practical educational work. Now AAUW’s mission has expanded to include equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Also, the Legal Advocacy Fund works to combat sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. There are over 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches and 800 college and university partners.
The AAUW Windward O’ahu Branch is one of eight branches in the state of Hawaii. We are the largest of the eight branches with close to 100 members. Regular membership is open to women who hold a degree from an accredited college or university, including a two-year Associate degree. Our branch also offers an Interest Group membership open to individuals who share our vision.
We believe that the mission of the Windward O’ahu AAUW Scholarship Fund is to educate Windward women to shape the future by encouraging those of diverse backgrounds, aptitudes, interests and needs to reach their full potential. To donate to the Scholarship Fund, make checks out to Windward O’ahu AAUW Scholarship Fund and mail to Windward O’ahu Scholarship Fund, P.O.Box 1683, Kailua, Hawaii 96734. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.