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 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
Academic Year 2020-2021 Scholarship recipients have been announced. They are: Dalya Al Rawendoozi of Fairfield, Diana Muteba of Bridgeport,
Juan Yang of Trumbull,
Kasey Garcia of Bridgeport, and
Olga Cruz Rivera of Bridgeport.
Each will receive $1200 paid to their respective College or University
Membership renews July 1st.
Please remit this year's dues before end of grace period-30 days.
Telephone meeting Sat. June 27, 2020, 11 - 12 PM
As announced in the June newsletter, Scholarship recipients were announced by the committee and the 2020-2021 annual budget was passed.
Thursday July 23, 2020, 5:30 PM
Summer get together at Carole's church. Met new CT State AAUW President, Nana Amos.
Saturday September 26, 2020, 11 AM
Picnic/tour of Boothe Memorial Park: postponed.
Saturday December 5, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00
Holiday Social at Stratford Library. More info later.
"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.
Beginning September 2020, the AAUW Bridgeport CT Branch enters its 90th year as an affiliate of the AAUW National organization! Let's plan a meaningful event or two to recognize this milestone. Ideas?