The Knoxville Branch of the American Association of University Women began as a branch of the Southern Association of College Women in 1903 and became a branch of the American Association of University Women in 1921. The Branch has met or exceeded AAUW national standards in the areas of community action projects, visibility, leadership development, public policy, and financial support of the AAUW Educational Foundation and the Legal Advocacy Fund.
The Knoxville Branch of AAUW provides opportunities for networking, fellowship, development of leadership skills, involvement in the community and continuing support of AAUW’s goal of equality for women, education and self-development over the life span.
The Knoxville Branch of the AAUW partnered with Pellissippi State Community College in 2010 to establish the American Association of University Women Scholarship.
The scholarship is available for female students who are 25 or older, have verifiable financial need, have a written recommendation from a college faculty member and who have a 3.0 GPA. Each year one or more scholarships of at least $300 are awarded.t
Since 2010, 11 scholarships have been awarded to Pellissippi State students totaling $5,500.