Women Making a Difference, Individually and Collectively

Advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

Through AAUW San Jose you will be able to

  • Support equity and education for women and girls
  • Advocate for societal change
  • Connect with your community
  • Create new friendships through interest groups

Local Scholarship Applications Available

Edie Kerr of AAUW San Jose Local Scholarship with scholarship recipient Vanessa Aldaco

AAUW San Jose Local Scholarship awards are granted to women whose permanent home address is in Campbell, Milpitas, San Jose or Santa Clara; who have completed two full years at an accredited college or university; who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; and who will be enrolled in a four-year institution as an undergraduate in the fall of 2019. Applications for 2019 Local Scholarship awards will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on April 15. The application is available here.

Grants are based on significance of educational goals, scholastic achievements, merits of the application and an interview with members of the Local Scholarship Committee. Please encourage friends and family members who meet the eligibility requirements to apply. Any questions should be directed to Margaret Bard.

Third Wednesday Program
California’s Story Through the Eyes of Its Earliest Visionaries
March 20 at 7 pm

AAUW San Jose Headquarters

Los Altos journalist Robin Chapman, who was the recipient of an AAUW scholarship from the Los Altos/Mountain View Branch, will share the stories of six people from Bay Area history from her new book “Historic Bay Area Visionaries.” It tells the story of our state through the eyes of Lope Inigo, an indigenous man; Juana Briones, a compassionate businesswoman; Robert Louis Stevenson, the poet and writer; Sarah Winchester, the heiress to the rifle fortune; Thomas Foon Chew, a Chinese immigrant; and Charlie Chaplin, who came to Niles in 1914 and became a movie star. Don’t miss this chance to learn a bit about California history and how to find it today in our own backyard.

Prospective Member Open House
10 am – noon
AAUW San Jose Headquarters

Learn more about AAUW and our Branch and enjoy light refreshments. For more information, contact the Membership Committee.


Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration

August, 26, 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, where women took their rightful place in the voting booth. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution establishing the Woman’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council, of which Sharon Bouska from our Branch is a member. The first county-wide task force met November 14, 2018, where over 40 leaders from the community began an introductory session to plan what a centennial celebration would look like. For more about the council and a schedule of upcoming meetings, see the link on the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy website: Woman’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council. You can also check our BONFIRE newsletter for updates from our AAUW San Jose member on the Council, Sharon Bouska.



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