The Bradenton Branch of the American Association of University Women offers scholarships to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • are 25 years of age or older by December 31 of the year they first apply;
  • have completed at least 15 hours of college credit or, in the case of technical school applicants, 450 hours toward a degree, by June 1st or who are enrolled or accepted and will enroll in an advanced degree program;
  • have demonstrated financial need;
  • have been a legal resident of Manatee or Sarasota County for at least one year;
  • have a GPA of 3.0 (or 80% for tech students) or higher;
  • have been accepted for enrollment and will attend an accredited college, university or technical college.

Scholoarship amounts depend upon full-time or part-time status and financial need.  Recipients must maintain a 3.00 GPA or 80% average.

Applications are due May 1 for new applicants and June 1 for renewals.  Applications are coordinated by the Manatee Community Foundation and may be found at this link: