Scholarships

AAUW Iron Mountain-Kingsford offers 3 scholarships:

  • A $1500 Traditional Scholarship for a local high school senior who identifies as female for an accredited four-year college or university;
  • The $1000 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 $1500 Non-Traditional Scholarship for a local woman who is 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 $1500.

The 2023 Traditional Scholarship winners are Annali Aho – Kingsford High School – who will major in Nursing at Northern Michigan University; and Olivia Hansen – Iron Mountain High School – who attend St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. Olivia’s major is undecided.

Olivia Hansen

Annali Aho

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 $1000 scholarship.

The 2023 Hoeffler Scholarship winner is Amara Johnson – Iron Mountain High School who will major in Art & Graphic Design at Northern Michigan University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amara Johnson

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 $1500.  One scholarship winner is chosen based on a variety of factors, including financial need, likelihood of success, and a personal essay.

The 2023 Non-Traditional Scholarship winner is April Engman.  April is attending Bay College – West Campus and is majoring in Social Work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Engman