MASS AWIS has created a scholarship fund to help offset the cost of membership for individuals suffering from hardship. If awarded, a MASS AWIS Member Scholarship provides financial assistance for qualified unemployed or underemployed individuals seeking Professional, Junior or Student memberships. *Graduate Students/Post-Doctoral Fellows and those in transition are encouraged to apply.* For more information on membership levels, please see the National AWIS website. For Student membership information, visit the Student Membership page.

If awarded a scholarship, MASS AWIS will supplement 80% of the National membership and 50% of the Chapter membership. NOTE, both memberships are required for professional and junior membership, and only MASS AWIS membership is required for student membership.  We will do retrospective reimbursement. So if you qualify, please apply to the scholarship even if you have already paid your dues within the past year.

In addition to a scholarship, awardees will be given “MASS AWIS Bucks” proportional to the membership level. These “bucks” can be used to pay for MASS AWIS events or mentoring circle fees.

Read about the success of our Member Scholarship here.

To download the Fall 2018 application, please click here.

Scholarship Levels:

Professional Membership

MASS AWIS Pays               $ 132.50

Member Pays                      $ 42.50

MASS AWIS Bucks             $ 40.00

Junior Membership

MASS AWIS Pays               $ 64.50

Member Pays                      $ 25.50

MASS AWIS Bucks             $ 25.00

Student Membership

MASS AWIS Pays               $ 20.00

Member Pays                      $ 20.00

MASS AWIS Bucks             $ 20.00

Important Dates:

Fall Application

Accepting Applications    Sept 15 – Oct 15

MASS AWIS Review       Oct 15 – Oct 31

Scholarships Awarded    Nov 1 – Nov 15

Spring Application

Accepting Applications    Feb 25 – Mar 25

MASS AWIS Review  Mar 25 – Apr 15

Scholarships Awarded    Apr 15 – May 1

Summer Application

Accepting Applications    May 20 – July 15

MASS AWIS Review    July 15 – Aug 15

Scholarships Awarded    Aug 15 – Aug 31