National Programs



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, now co-sponsored by Pantene’s Shine Strong Fund, provide funding to create community-based solutions to some of the far-reaching problems explored in AAUW research. Applications open in August and are due in late September or early October each year.

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

  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA—My Life, My Label (2014-15)
  • Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA—Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success (2013-14)
  • 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)


Each year, AAUW offers grants to attend NCCWSL. 

Early bird registration is available until 2/15/19. Then regular registration is available 2/16/19 until the registration closes on 4/30/19.

AAUW-PA is offering four grants for students to attend NCCWSL. Applications may be found at


National Student Advisory Council: For over a decade, AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council has provided a leadership development opportunity for undergraduate women, supporting the National Conference for College Women Leaders (NCCWSL) and creating on-campus programs. In line with AAUW’s newly-adopted Strategic Plan, we are undertaking a review of the National Student Advisory Council program and are not seeking candidates for the 2018-2019 academic year. During this hiatus we will explore new strategies to maximize our impact on campuses. Thank you for your interest and support.

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

  • Shaina Hilsey, California University of Pennsylvania


  • Sarah Best, University of Pittsburgh


Why do women earn only $0.80 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 and the WAGE Project, 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.


Energize your students committed to gender equity and connect them with a wealth of resources: Establish a nationally recognized AAUW Student Organization. Get ideas about what Student Organizations can do.