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 were eight Education Awards available for 2018. The recipients were announced at the Interim Meeting in The Hague. The following Education Awards were offered.
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.
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.
Humanities Award $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 are two awards available which will be given to the two highest-ranked applicants -
Humanities Award Sponsored in part by AAWE Paris, in memory of Gertrude de Gallaix
Caroline Newton Humanities Award
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.
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 of FAUSA member to become more capable, competent and confident by acquiring the skills to improve performance in any given field.
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.
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.