The Bridgeport Area Branch of the American Association of University Women is dedicated to advancing the educational and professional opportunities of women in the cities and towns of Fairfield, Easton, Monroe, Trumbull, Bridgeport, and Stratford. Working together with nine other CT branches, we are a vital part of the national organization of AAUW.
With over 100 years of organization in the Greater Bridgeport Area, it is with great honor we have had and continue to have members who make a difference in our community.
Begun with 40 members in January 1917 as The College Club for Women; we find that the original goals have held strong and continue to lend focus to our 85th year as an AAUW affiliate.
Over the previous 55 years, The Bridgeport Area (CT) Branch of AAUW has awarded over a quarter of a million dollars is scholarship funds to outstanding and deserving college students who have fulfilled the application process and reside in one of the 8 encompassing towns. These scholarships are awarded in May at our annual dinner meeting.
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2020-2021 Scholarship Info
As of March 18, 2020 and in light of recent Covid-19 precautions, recently mailed scholarship applications may not have been delivered to the scholarship committee. Please call Holly Franquet at 203.455.7858 or email to check on the status of your submitted application. Newly completed applications and supporting materials have the extended deadline of Friday May 1st, 2020. Questions call H.Franquet or A. Gillis (203-216-4727).
Membership renews July 1st.
Please remit dues by the end of June
Telephone meeting Sat. June 27, 2020, 11 - 12 PM
June newsletter, 2020-2021 annual budget, and instructions for conference call to be mailed USPS.
Thursday July 23, 2020, 5:30 PM
Summer get together at Carole's. 5:30 PM
Saturday September 26, 2020, 11 AM
Picnic and tour of Boothe Memorial Park. Cost TBD.
Saturday December 5, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00
Holiday Social at Stratford Library.
"Work Smart" Seminar
Find the details of the "Work Smart" program at
It is presented as a two hour salary negotiation seminar aimed at reaching a million women of any age within the next several years. The end goal is to achieve pay equity for all women by the year 2025.
Take the course yourself right from home. Better yet, take the course, then train as a facilitator. Lend a helping hand to some of our own local women!
Find it online at
Remember, this won't happen unless YOU do something about it!
We invite you join us at an upcoming event, and continue to be a part of our Branch's organization with ties to national AAUW which has 100,000 members nationwide and has given fellowships to astronaut Sally Ride; Joyce Brothers before she became Dr. Joyce Brothers; and raised $10,000 for Madame Curie of the $100,000 that was needed to continue her radium experiments.
Give a hand, when you can.
Every winter the AAUW Bridgeport Area Branch knits, purchases or collects hats mittens and scarves for the students at Wilbur Cross Elementary School on Reservoir Avenue in Bridgeport. Throughout the year, school supplies are collected and donated. Wilbur Cross, among all other schools in the city, has the highest percentage of foster children registered to its student body.
Sat. 9/26/2020, 11:00 AM Boothe Memorial Park, tour and pot luck picnic. come see the collections +
Next newsletter will be sent out around June 15, 2020. Look for info regarding our virtual meeting on June 27.