Deb Roney
College/University Liaison

Two great opportunities for students to get involved in AAUW-PA

  • Are you looking for an internship this year? Become an AAUW-PA Emerging Leader Intern. Work toward the mission and build your resume simultaneously. Download the attached description of the internship opportunities and the application form. Application deadline is October 1.
  • Are you interested in other leadership opportunities? Consider applying to become one of the first AAUW-PA Student Advisory Council (SAC) members. Want more info or want to apply? Download the SAC description and application form. Application deadline is October 15.

CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s winners of the AAUW-PA grants to attend NCCWSL, the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders:

  • Darragh D. Friedman, senior at Temple University
  • Kayla Hardner, senior at Gannon University
  • Heidi Kurter, a junior at DeSales University
  • Sara Abdollahi, a Ph.D. candidate in engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Sara won the Ward-Roney Grant.

CONGRATULATIONS also to Khloud Hassan-Assran, a junior at Moravian College, who accepted a national grant to attend NCCWSL.

CONGRATULATIONS to Northampton Community College on winning one of this year’s eleven AAUW Campus Action Project grants to implement recommendations from the 2013 AAUW research report Women in Community College: Access to Success!

Supporting Student Parents in Pennsylvania
Northampton Community College
The team will support student parents by launching a series of four workshops that will provide them with resources to help them graduate. The workshops will be delivered by community experts and will focus on the following topics: choosing and affording child care; child development milestones; balancing school, life, and work; and self-care. By hosting these workshops for student parents, Northampton Community College will create a supportive relationship between the college and student parents.

AAUW Opportunities:


    • Concerned about equity for women in all facets of life
    • Interested in leadership programs
    • Looking for scholarships or internships
    • Interested in learning how to negotiate an equitable salary
    • Looking for a mentor in your field
    • Interested in being a mentor
    • Looking for campus or community projects
    • Interested in running for campus office
    • Looking for friends across the age spectrum
    • Interested in local and national issues
    • Looking for opportunities to engage in grassroots activism


Are you a college student?


          • Affiliate as a student at the national level only. It’s free if your college or university is an AAUW member. Find out whether your college or university is a member.

Yes, my college/university is a partner member of AAUW. I want to join AAUW for free as an e-Student Affiliate.

My college/university is NOT a partner member of AAUW. I want to join AAUW as a Student Affiliate for $17.

Join AAUW-PA, too! Contact the Membership Vice President and pay NO PA State dues while you are a student!

As stated in the AAUW Charter and Bylaws, Article IV, Section 4: An undergraduate student enrolled in a qualified educational institution shall be eligible for student affiliation. Student affiliates shall be entitled to attend branch, state, and AAUW meetings and receive the publications distributed to all members of AAUW. Affiliates may not vote or hold office. Fees for student affiliates shall be established by the AAUW Board of Directors.”


AAUW-PA Student Blog 2Join in the conversation with other Pennsylvania Students on the AAUW PA Student Blog.

Emerging Leader Internships

  • Branches, find out more about how to offer an Emerging-Leader Internship of your own.
  • Students, apply for an Emerging Leader internship at the branch or state level.


This program is a nationally sponsored program and provides significant advantages to partners and their students.



Campus Action Project (CAP) grants enable student leaders and campus faculty to design and implement effective programs that enhance campus offerings, promote leadership, and improve academic and career outcomes.

CAP Grants 2013-14: Women In Community Colleges: Access To Success

The 2013–14 Campus Action Project (CAP) grants will focus on the issues raised in the research report Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success and are open to teams from both two-year and four-year institutions.

This year’s completed Campus Action Project grant application must be sent no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT October 21, 2013, to leadership@aauw.org.

AAUW-PA salutes our past Pennsylvania CAP-grant winners:

  • Millersville University, Millersville, PA—Ending Sexual Harassment and Cyber-Bullying (2011-12)
  • California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA—CSI: California, PA, Engaging and Inspiring Girls to Explore Their World (2009-10)
  • Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA–College Connections: A Partnership between Franklin & Marshall College and Columbia High School (2008-09)
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA–Women Open Doors (2008-09)
  • Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA—Negotiating Cents for Women (2007-08)
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA—Planning for an Economically Secure Future (2006-07)
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA—Changing the Campus Culture: a Multimedia Service Campaign to Stop Sexual Harassment (2005-06)


Why do women earn only $0.77 of the male’s $1.00? Part of that answer is that many women do not know how to negotiate salary and benefits during their careers. The $tart $mart program, offered by AAUW, targets college women and helps them understand their positions of strength.

Facilitating a $tart $mart workshop is a great opportunity for a branch project or for college/university faculty and staff.


Elect Her encourages and trains women to run for offices in student government on their campuses.


The National Student Advisory Council is an annual leadership program for 10 college women nationwide to serve as AAUW ambassadors on their campuses.

AAUW-PA is proud of and thanks the PA student members, past and present, of the National Student Advisory Council:

Marian Firke, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Charisma Ricksy, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Huong Nguyen, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Brittany Anderton, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Lenore Flower, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

EmaleeLally-NCCWSLThank you from Emalee Lally . . .

Emalee talks about her NCCWSL experience, click here to see what she has to say.

NCCWSL: Register for the life-changing experience and AAUW-PA can help you get there. Click here for the NCCWSL Grant Application.

May 28-30, 2015

Kirstin McKenzie, Juniata College class of 2016, won one of AAUW-PA’s NCCWSL scholarships in 2013.

Kirstin McKenzie, Juniata College class of 2016, won one of AAUW-PA’s NCCWSL grants in 2013.

The exciting National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), held at the University of Maryland at the end of May or beginning of June each year, brings together college women from all over the US to learn about leadership.

Wondering whether you should go? Watch this testimonial from Kate Cohen, a Moravian College student who attended NCCWSL in 2012.

Grants for Students to Attend NCCWSL:

    • AAUW-PA now offers FIVE grants to undergraduate women who either reside in Pennsylvania or are enrolled in a PA college or university. Grants cover registration, housing, and most meals.
    • To apply, complete the AAUW-PA NCCWSL Grant Application due by Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
    • Some branches sponsor NCCWSL grants; check with a branch near you.
    • Registered attendees may also apply for national-level scholarships.

Branches: Want to Help?

    • Cover travel costs for national or PA grant recipients
    • Provide a grant to a local student.

Such efforts could be the start of many successful partnerships, leading perhaps to an Affiliate group, a new C/U partnership, or a branch Emerging Leader Intern.

Contact Deb Roney for information on how to do all of this.

Individual Contributions to National Scholarships:

To support the general operating funds for the conference, contribute online at Give to AAUW. Click on the “Give now” link underneath “Leadership” on the right; that will bring up a secure donation screen through which you can make your donation.

Want to work effectively with NCCWSL attendees?

In 2013, several students from Pennsylvania universities and colleges or residing in Pennsylvania enjoyed learning skills that will last them a lifetime and agreed to speak at branches.

  • Invite them to your branch meetings
  • Invite them to join your branch
  • Work with them to start or to support an existing AAUW Student Organization
  • Raise money for a grant to support other students at that college to attend NCCWSL next year.

Note that C/U partners–those colleges and universities that are members of AAUW–receive 15% off the registration fees if a group of 4 or more students register as a group. Find out whether your college or university is a member.