Education Awards


2014 Education Awards

2014 EDUCATION AWARDS


SCIENCES AWARD $3,500 
Sponsored in part by AIWC Genoa, in memory of Frieda Bacigalupo Natali, and AWC Zurich
This award is for undergraduate or graduate study of scientific subjects (e.g., biology, chemistry), mathematics, medicine, engineering, environmental studies, computer science, economics and business administration.


HUMANITIES AWARD $3,500 
Sponsored by AAWE, in memory of Gertrude de Gallaix
This award is for undergraduate or graduate study in the field of education, law, social sciences, politics, international relations, communications, journalism, history and languages.

Viola Wheeler ARTS AWARD  $4,000
This award is for undergraduate or graduate study in the history, theory, and/or practice of the performing arts, visual arts,film and media arts, architecture and graphic arts.

IT AWARD FOR YOUNG WOMEN $3,500
This award is for undergraduate or graduate study of information technology, including the study of computer and telecommunications systems, software and application development, information management, and mobile computing.

DUAL CULTURAL AWARD  $1,500
Sponsored in part by Donna Erismann and AWC Bern, in memory of Suzanne Erismann
This award may be used to attend a semester of American high school or an academic or structured educational summer program in the United States.

FAWCO and FAUSA Member Awards

The following two awards recognize the diverse lives of our members, their achievements and their never-ending quest for knowledge and self improvement. Applicants may study in any country.

AWC BASEL AWARD FOR UNIVERSITY DEGREE STUDY PROGRAMS  $5,000
Sponsored by Shirley Kearney  
This award is for continuing or resuming studies in an undergraduate or graduate level university degree program.  

FAUSA SKILLS ENHANCEMENT AWARD  $4,000

This award is for acquiring new skills or enhancing already existing ones.

Education Awards

 

awards logoWhat Are the FAWCO Education Awards?

The FAWCO Foundation Education Awards Program was created by and for FAWCO and FAUSA members.  The cornerstones of the program are the importance of fostering peace through knowledge and the belief that education is essential to developing peace-loving attitudes in children. The FAWCO Foundation seeks to promote international understanding and goodwill by offering these annual awards for study in the U.S. or abroad at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels.  The Program rewards and honors academic excellence and the all-around achievements of our members and their families.  

Since the program's inception in 1972, FAWCO members and their families from around the globe have benefited from the Education Awards.  Each year, The Foundation adjusts the program to address the changing needs of members and their children.

education graphicWho is Eligible?

The Foundation Awards Program is open to all FAWCO and FAUSA members and their children, regardless of nationality, and regardless of whether or not the affiliated Club has made a contribution to The Foundation’s programs.  The Dual Cultural Award is also available to members' grandchildren and has its own specific nationality requirements.

Members (and the children/grandchildren) of the Board of Directors of FAWCO, The FAWCO Foundation and FAUSA are not eligible for Education Awards.

 

2019 EDUCATION AWARDS

There are eight Education Awards available for 2019.  The recipients will be announced at the FAWCO Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland in the spring.

ACADEMIC STUDIES AWARDS             (For Children of FAWCO and FAUSA members)

Arts Award     $5,000

For undergraduate or graduate study in the history, theory and/or practice of the performing arts, visual arts, film and media arts, architecture and graphic arts.

Sciences Award     $5,000  
Sponsored in part by the AIWC Genoa and the Bacigalupo family, in memory of Frieda Bacigalupo Natali

For undergraduate or graduate study of scientific subjects (e.g., biology, chemistry), mathematics, medicine, engineering, environmental studies, computer science, economics or business administration.

Humanities Award     $5,000  

For undergraduate or graduate study in the fields including, but not limited to, education, law, social studies, history and languages.

Due to generosity in sponsorship, there are two awards available which will be given to the two highest-ranked applicants -

             Humanities Award   Sponsored in part by the AAWE Paris, in memory of Gertrude de Gallaix                 

             Humanities Award   Sponsored in part by Caroline Newton

 

DUAL CULTURAL AWARD  (For Children/Grandchildren of FAWCO members - one Parent/Grandparent must be American)

Dual Cultural Award     $5,000   Sponsored in part by the AWC Bern and Donna Erismann, in memory of Susanne Erismann

To be used to attend a semester of American high school or an academic or structured educational summer program in the United States.

MEMBER AWARDS           (For FAWCO and FAUSA members)

These awards recognize the diverse lives of our members, their achievements and their neverending quest for knowledge and self-improvement.

Shirley Kearney University Study Degree Award    $5000

For continuing or resuming studies in an undergraduate or graduate level university degree program.

Women in Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine     $5000  
Sponsored by the fomer AWA Dubai in memory of their 21 years supporting the international community in Dubai

This award is for the study of STEM disciplines including the study of chemistry, computer and information technology science, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy. 

FAUSA Skills Enhancement Award     $5,000

For acquiring new skills or enhancing already existing ones and will allow a FAWCO of FAUSA member to become more capable, competent and confident by acquiring the skills to improve performance in any given field.

Continuing Education Award     $5,000 
Sponsored by Mary Stewart Burgher of the AWC Denmark, in memory of Pauline "Pete" Arnold Schweppe              

For a FAWCO or FAUSA member to further their education at university or an equivalent level through courses, workshops, and certificate programs. Subjects can encompass all areas of interest—inter alia, journalism, writing, the arts, and philanthropy - excluding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and medicine subjects.

 
 
 
 
 
 
2019 Education Award Application Timeline    (For timely submission of your Education Award Application)

2018 Education Award Recipients

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ACADEMIC STUDIES AWARDS             (For Children of FAWCO and FAUSA members)

Arts Award     $4,000

For undergraduate or graduate study in the history, theory and/or practice of the performing arts, visual arts, film and media arts, architecture and graphic arts.

Recipient: Pascal Shrady   His mother is a member of AIWC Cologne.
Pascal has always dreamed of a career in music. He not only sings but songwrites as well. He plays both the piano and guitar. He wishes to not only perform but produce music. He is in the process of applying to undergraduate programs in the U.S. where he can hone his music skills as well as learn the business of music to improve his technological skills.

Sciences Award     $4,000   Sponsored in part by AIWC Genoa, in memory of Frieda Bacigalupo Natali

For undergraduate or graduate study of scientific subjects (e.g., biology, chemistry), mathematics, medicine, engineering, environmental studies, computer science, economics or business administration.

Recipient: Leo Kuhnen   His mother is a member of AWC Brussels.
Leo lost his father five years ago to pancreatic cancer. It is this tragic event that inspired him to pursue a career in the field of cancer research. He is currently applying to natural science programs in The Netherlands with the further goal of achieving a Master's Degree in biomedical science.

Humanities Awards     $4,000  

For undergraduate or graduate study in the fields including, but not limited to, education, law, social studies, history and languages.

Due to generosity in sponsorship, there were two awards available which were given to the two highest-ranked applicants:

Humanities Award   Sponsored in part by AAWE Paris, in memory of Gertrude de Gallaix

Recipient: Meaghan O'Hearn   Her mother is a member of AWC Zurich.
Meaghan has already received her Bachelor's Degree in Science from Georgetown University as well as her Master's from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. After working for a year in Bangalore, India, she developed a keen interest in the importance of nutrition on the human body. She has now decided to pursue her Doctorate where her research will focus on the correlation of industry strategies and dietary patterns, especially in relation to processed food and obesity.               

Caroline Newton Humanities Award

Recipient: Fintan Viebahn   Her mother is a member of IWC Munich.
Fintan is in the process of finishing her dual Bachelor's Degrees in Law and Philosophy. She will then begin her Master's Degree with a particular focus on political philosophy and digitization. The ethical questions in this emerging digital world require answers. Which ethical aspects should be considered when programming artificial intelligence? Will artificial intelligence put humans out of work or threaten humanity? What focus has been given to digital privacy? It is her hope that with her continued education she will help in developing these answers. 

 

DUAL CULTURAL AWARD   (For Children/Grandchildren of FAWCO members - one Parent/Grandparent must be American)

Dual Cultural Award     $4,000   Sponsored in part by AWC Bern and Donna Erismann, in memory of Suzanne Erismann

To be used to attend a semester of American high school or an academic or structured educational summer program in the United States.

Recipient: Laura Wilhelm   Her mother is a member of AIWC Cologne.
Laura will be participating in a program at Northwestern University this coming summer. Growing up in Germany, she has always experienced the world of a bicultural person. Through her parents' efforts of encouraging spoken English at home, and spending time every summer in the U.S. with her grandparents, she has grown up German but still retains her American roots. The Center for Talent Development program at Northwestern focuses on Calculus, Chemistry and Psychology. She very much looks forward to seeing how her performance compares to that of American students just like her.

 

MEMBER AWARDS           (For FAWCO and FAUSA members)

These awards recognize the diverse lives of our members, their achievements and their neverending quest for knowledge and self-improvement.

FAUSA Skills Enhancement Award     $4,000

This award is for acquiring new skills or enhancing already existing ones. This will allow a FAWCO or FAUSA member to become more capable, competent and confident by acquiring the skills to improve performance in any given field.

Recipient: Kristin Melia    She is a member of AIWC Naples
Kristin is currently working on her Master's Degree in "Immigration and the Public Policy of Integration." It is her direct experience of living in Naples, Italy where she has seen the results of asylum seeker immigration and her prior experience of working immigration and identity management through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that has led to her to this field of study. As part of the process of obtaining her Master's Degree, she will be responsible for writing on the Migration Routes at Sea for the Brussels and Washington, D.C. based think tank "Migration Policy Institute."

Women in STEM     $4000   In Honor of AWA Dubai's 21 years serving the international community of Dubai

This award is for the study of STEM disciplines including the study of chemistry, computer and information technology science, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and astronomy. 

Recipient: Melanie Baur   She is a member of AIWC Düsseldorf.
Melanie has decided to further her education by completing a certificate program in Marketing Analytics through Penn State University. Her goal is to enhance her digital marketing and communcation skills as well as improve her understanding of data analytics. She is driven to excel in communication and marketing strategies while being a leader in the nonprofit sector. 

AWC Hamburg Continuing Education Award     $4,000 

In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the American Women's Club of Hamburg, this award is for a FAWCO or FAUSA member to further their education at university or an equivalent level through courses, workshops and certification programs. Subjects can encompass all areas of interest - inter alia, journalism, writing, the arts and philanthropy, however, excludes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Recipient: Tammy Sas-Mayaux   She is a member of AAWE Paris.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals are what drive Tammy to further her education through a Master's Degree focused on the historic context of globalization and economic development, public policy theory, as well as corporate regulation, strategies for citizen action and sustainable development. A glaring example of her main motivation is a 2017 report that was published by Oxfam titled "Reward Work, Not Wealth." In it was the statement that billionaires in 2017 had earned the equivalent of what we would need to solve extreme world poverty, seven times over. The knowledge and skills she would learn through this Master's program will give her the advantage she needs to promote change on a local, national and international scale.
 

A very heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 2018 Education Award Recipients!

 
Thinking about applying for a 2019 Education Award?  Consult the Timeline below for tips on efficient and timely completion of your application.
 

 

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