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Congratulations to Amanda Castro, BSW Student Awarded AAUW Career Development Grant

Texas State University-San Marcos Student Awarded AAUW Career Development Grant

Programs aim to tackle barriers women face in education


WASHINGTON — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded a portion of its 2018–19 fellowships and grants to a Texas State University-San Marcos student. Recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.


Recipient students include the following:

  • Amanda Castro is the recipient of a Career Development Grant and is pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW). She advocates to help women learn how to conduct self-breast exams at all ages.


AAUW is one of the world’s leading supporters of graduate women’s education, having awarded more than $115 million in fellowships, grants, and awards to 13,000 women from more than 145 countries since 1888. For the 2018–19 academic year, AAUW awarded a total of $3.9 million through six fellowships and grants programs to 250 scholars, research projects, and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls.


“AAUW fellows and grantees have contributed so much to the world at large,” said Kimberly Churches, the chief executive officer of AAUW. “These trailblazers are breaking the mold in nontraditional fields and redefining what leadership and expertise look like. AAUW is proud to support them with the resources necessary to excel in their chosen fields.”


The funding helps women continue their education and research, especially given that the growing burden of student debt disproportionately impacts women. AAUW’s awards alleviate that burden so women can focus on developing the skills and experience they need to excel.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university members. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW’s fellowships and grants have helped scholars and activists overcome barriers to education and advancement for 130 years. Learn more and join us at