Scholarships

AAUW Iron Mountain-Kingsford offers 3 scholarships:

  • A $1,000 Traditional Scholarship for a local high school senior who identifies as female for an accredited four-year college or university;
  • The $500 Eleanor M. Hoeffler Scholarship for a high school senior attending IM or Kingsford who will pursue studies in Communications, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, or English at a four-year accredited college or university;  and
  • A $1,000 Non-Traditional Scholarship for a local woman who are 22 years of age or older and is pursuing a certificate program, an associate’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree program in the fall.

For more information about each scholarship and the application, please see the sections below.

Traditional Scholarship

The Traditional Scholarship is offered annually to high school seniors from Florence, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, North Dickinson, or Norway high schools who identify as female.

The applicant must be accepted by an accredited four-year college or university and enrolled in a four-year or more program of studies. The applicant must be in good scholastic standing.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following criteria:  written essay, community and school activities and honors, and a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Two scholarship winners are chosen and the amount of each scholarship is $1000.

The 2022 Traditional Scholarship winners are Luisa Muñoz-Ozzello – Kingsford High School – who will major in biomedical science on the Physician’s Assistant track at Marquette University in Milwaukee; and Mackenzie Gilroy – Norway High School – who will major in biomedical engineering at University of Michigan.

Luisa Munoz-Ozzello

Mackenzie Gilroy

Eleanor M. Hoeffler Scholarship

The Eleanor M. Hoeffler Scholarship, established in 1987, is offered annually to all high school seniors from Iron Mountain or Kingsford who will pursue studies in Communications, Performing Arts, Visual Arts or English Language Arts.

The applicant must be a senior from Iron Mountain or Kingsford.  He/she must be accepted by an accredited four-year college or university and enrolled in a four-year or more program of studies.  The applicant must be in good scholastic standing and planning to major in Communications, Performing Arts, Visual Arts or English Language Arts.

The scholarship recipient is selected based on the following criteria:  written essay, community and school activities and honors, and a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  One scholarship winner is chosen for this $500 scholarship.

The 2022 Hoeffler Scholarship winner is Trestan Larson who will major in Film Studies at Michigan State University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trestan Larson

Non-Traditional Scholarship

The Non-Traditional Scholarship is offered annually to local women who are 22 years of age or older that are pursuing a certificate program, an associate’s degree, or a bachelor’s degree program in the fall.  The intention of this scholarship is to open or re-open the door for new or returning students who have been away from education for a period of time and have chosen to return to college to improve their education and/or job training skills.

The amount of the scholarship is $1000.  One scholarship winner is chosen based on a variety of factors, including financial need, likelihood of success, and a personal essay.

The 2021 Non-Traditional Scholarship winner is Harmony Wedin.  Harmony is attending Western Governors University (WGU) and is majoring in Elementary Education/Special Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harmony Wedin

Member Scholarship

The Member Scholarship is offered annually to a member of the Iron Mountain/Kingsford AAUW branch to be used for additional education beyond an associate’s, bachelor’s or Master’s degree and includes continuing education.  The scholarship amount is limited to $1000.  The deadline for the application this year is March 31, 2022.

 

2022 winner is Erin Berndt
2021 winner is Kat Kerley
2020 winner is Kristine Schroeder