BRIDGEPORT CT BRANCH Inc. of AAUW
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
AAUW's Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
Join the like-minded women of AAUW
in the goal of advancing
and professional pursuits of all women.
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 90th 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 in 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.
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.
Click tab above to view the Scholarship Application for
Academic Year 2023- 2024. Applications are also available to download at the Scholarship page on this website.
Filing Deadline is 5 pm,
Friday, March 31, 2023.
Yes! Spring will come!
So check back here
in April for latest news of our
Branch's annual luncheon meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
From the Branch President
Happy New Year!
It was great to see many of you at our December Holiday Tea and Social. Thanks to Louise M., Carole F., Gloria F., and all other members who helped pull this event together!
Be sure to check out the most recent newsletter located below the banner labeled "About Us"
Click box to read about this exciting new program!
Membership renews June 30th.
Please remit this year's dues before end of grace period-30 days.
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.