Local Scholarships

2024 Scholarship Winners

Two AAUW Traverse City Branch Scholarships for $2,000 were awarded to: Ashley Hooper of Kingsley Michigan and Natalie Anderson of Traverse City.

This year’s Minnie Votruba Moore scholarship for $2,000 winner is Olivia Bailey of Interlochen Michigan.

Ashley will be attending Davenport University while Natalie and Olivia will be going to Northern Michigan University fall 2024.

NEXT application opportunity: January 2025


  • Women who have completed two or more years of college following their high school education and are enrolled or will be enrolling in at least 9 credit hours each term/semester in an accredited program.
  • Reside in the five-county Grand Traverse Region: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau.

AAUW-TC Minnie Votruba Moore Scholarship

This scholarship was established January 15, 1975, funded with a bequest to AAUW Traverse City Area Branch by Minnie Votruba Moore, a Branch member. The founding spirit of this scholarship is to recognize and assist women who seek to enrich their educational credentials and thereby enhance their personal and/or career opportunities. The AAUW-TC Minnie Votruba Moore Scholarship is managed by the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation. This scholarship now will be available in perpetuity to women in the five-county Grand Traverse Region.

The 2024 value of this scholarship is $2,000.00. The scholarship funds will be remitted directly to the educational institution the recipient will be attending.

AAUW-TC Branch Scholarships

In 2024, AAUW-TC is offering two branch scholarships; recipients will be selected from the Minnie Votruba Moore applicant pool.

The 2024 value of each scholarship is $2,000.00. These funds will be provided directly to the recipient to be used for books, supplies, or tuition as needed.

—You may apply for either or both scholarships—