The American Association of Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowship was established in 1970 with a $25,000 grant from the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation. Selected Professions Fellowships originally focused on opening doors for women in the male-dominated fields of law and medicine. The focus has since expanded to include science and technology as the demand for a technologically skilled work force has grown without proportional representation by women. Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low. Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded for the following master’s programs: (1) Architecture, (2) Computer/information sciences, (3) Engineering, (4) Mathematics/statistics.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. They must be studying architecture, computer sciences, engineering, and mathematics.