Fran Alwood Scholarship

Fran Alwood Scholarship 

Suffolk  Branch of AAUW is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship to a female Suffolk resident, graduating from a Suffolk Public High School in June 2021. The recipient for the scholarship and her family will be invited to an AAUW meeting and the scholarship funds will be sent to the college of her choice as listed on the application.

This scholarship is in memory of Fran Alwood. Fran was a Charter Member of the Suffolk AAUW Branch, and a former Suffolk High School language teacher, guidance counselor and Suffolk Public School Board member. According to Joyce Trump, former superintendent of the Suffolk City Schools, “Fran served with distinction as a school board member. She always listened and because of her intellect she could recommend an incredible solution but always one that came from her heart.” This scholarship is a fitting memorial to Fran’s life: as a life-long learner herself, it was her great joy to teach English as a second language, tutor and mentor young girls and women continuously during her long life. She devoted herself to family, church and education of children from all over the world but especially those who were part of her beloved Suffolk family.

Criteria includes the following:

  • Maintains a grade point average of “B” or above.
  • Submits a personal essay.
  • Provides recommendations from two teachers (may include guidance counselor) and one non-family member.
  • Provides an official high school transcript.

Submission deadline is May 21, 2021.

Scholarship is closed for 2021.

 For more information, please contact suffolkaauw@gmail.com with scholarship in the subject line.