The FAWCO Foundation Education Awards Program - an Introduction
Created by and for FAWCO clubs, the Awards Program recognizes and honors the academic excellence and all-around achievement of FAWCO Club and FAUSA members and their children. FAWCO hopes to promote international understanding and good will by giving annual awards for study, in the U.S. or abroad, at high school, undergraduate and graduate levels.
Since the first award was given under the aegis of The Foundation in 1972, many hundreds of thousands of dollars have been given to over 150 recipients. Every year we adjust the program to funds available, and to the changing needs of members and members' children.
The Foundation Awards Program is open to all FAWCO club and FAUSA members and their children (grandchildren are eligible for the Dual Cultural Award), regardless of nationality and regardless of whether or not the affiliated Club has made a contribution to The Foundation’s programs. The children of the members of the Board of Directors of FAWCO, The FAWCO Foundation and FAUSA, as well as Directors themselves, however, are not eligible for awards.
2016 EDUCATION AWARDS
For Children of FAWCO and FAUSA Members:
AWG PARIS IT AWARD FOR YOUNG WOMEN $4,000
This award is for the study of information technology including the study of computer and telecommunication systems, software and application development, information management in the mobile computing space.
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.
SCIENCES AWARD $4,000 Sponsored in part by AIWC Genoa, in memory of Frieda Bacigalupo Natali
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 $4,000 Sponsored in part by AAWE Paris, in memory of Gertrude de Gallaix This award is for undergraduate or graduate study in the fields of education, law, social studies, history and languages.
For Children or Grandchildren of FAWCO Members:
DUAL CULTURAL AWARD $4,000 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.
For FAWCO and FAUSA Members:
The following three 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.
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD $4000 In Honor of AWA Dubai's 21 years serving the international community of Dubai
This award is for the study of information technology, including the study of computer and telecommunications systems, software and application development, information management, and mobile computing.
For Children of Members of the Former AWA Dubai:
DUBAI EDUCATION AWARDS $5000
In honor of AWA Dubai’s 21 years serving the international community, the AWA Dubai Awards have been established to benefit graduating and/or graduated Dubai High School students (children of members of the former AWA Dubai) who are or will be attending university.
Three awards of $5,000 each will be offered for 2016. One award is offered to Dubai High School graduates from 2013 who will be attending university in 2016. A second award is offered to Dubai High School graduates from 2014 who will be attending university in 2016. The third award is offered to Dubai High School graduates from 2015 who will be attending university in 2016.