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