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Downers Grove AAUW announces 'Back-to-the-Books' scholarship

Published: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 4:33 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove branch of the American Association of University Women has announced a $1,500 to $3,000 Back-to-the-Books Scholarship.

Eligible applicants must be residents of Downers Grove, Westmont, Darien, Woodridge or Lisle who have returned to college after an absence of five or more years and are within two years of completing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university, according to a press release.

Women who are half-time students and within one year of degree completion may apply and qualify for $1,500.

Women who are full-time students within one year of completing an associate degree may apply and qualify for $1,500, or $750 if half-time.

Other criteria include professional or vocational goals, financial need, educational achievement, volunteer activity and employment history.

The scholarship may be used in conjunction with other financial aid.

Completed applications must be received by Oct. 15.

Selection will be made in November and funds will be available for the next school semester or quarter.

For information and application forms, call 630-986-8334 or write to Downers Grove Area Branch, AAUW, PO Box 694, Downers Grove, IL 60515.

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