Since 2007 the branch has awarded several AAUW Scholarships each year to female non-traditional students living in the greater Bennington area. Most of the recipients are older part-time students who have previously interrupted their education to raise young children or pursue other activities. The scholarships are funded by a theater performances each year, by public and member donations and by more than 20 “silent angels” who anonymously pledge to donate $100 each year, and by profits from the sale of the Scribble Sisters books.. The branch book group initiated a fund to buy textbooks for the scholarship recipients.
The 2019 Fall Semester awards have been awarded to 3 students at CCV, totaling $2,000 in supporting funds and $300 for books.
- The total awarded for scholarships since 2007 now equals $39,639
- The total awarded for books now equals $6,125
- Grand total $45,764
- Total number of 1 semester awards = 92
- Number of different students = 39