Students

NMSU wants our students to have the best possible education experience, inside and outside the classroom. From scholarships to salary negotiation, AAUW offers students unique ways to act, lead, and connect with a community of more than 170,000 members.

Fund Your Education

The rising cost of tuition makes it hard for students to pursue higher education. We help women overcome this barrier.

  1. AAUW invests $3.7 million each year in fellowships and grants for women students pursuing graduate and doctoral study.
  2. AAUW branches offer undergraduate scholarships to women in their communities.
  3. Students can apply for local and national scholarships to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Build Leadership Edge

Explore the opportunity to learn new skills, network with each other, and hear from inspiring trailblazers.

  1. Attend the annual NCCWSL leadership conference that empowers women leaders from across the globe.
  2. Apply to bring an Elect Her workshop to NMSU and get women students the resources and campaign skills they need to run for student government. In 2015, 76 percent of Elect Her participants who ran for student government WON!
  3. Recommend students for a spot on our selective National Student Advisory Council. Each year, 10 students serve as AAUW ambassadors on their campuses and advise AAUW on the needs of college students.

Empower Students to Become Campus Change Makers

Encourage your students to put their ideas into action!

  1. NMSU students and C/U members can apply for up to $5,000 through Campus Action Project grants, which fund gender equity projects based on AAUW research.
  2. Students who want to host a campus event on unfair pay, sexual harassment and assault, Title IX, and other sex discrimination topics can apply for an AAUW Campus Outreach Program grant.
  3. Students can also join or start an AAUW student organization. AAUW student organizations offer a unique, global community for students who want to empower women by fighting for the gender equity issues they care about.

Gain Real-World Experience

Get ready for graduate studies and the working world.

  1. Bring an AAUW Start Smart salary negotiation workshop to NMSU to teach college women about negotiating salaries and benefits — a key part of solving the gender wage gap.
  2. Students can prepare for careers in public policy, communications, development, and more by applying for an AAUW internship.
  3. Keep an eye on the AAUW events page for the next (free!) AAUW Virtual Graduate School fair!

Connect with a Community

The entire NMSU undergraduate student body has access to free e-student affiliations as an AAUW partner member institution!

After graduation, students can go on to join the AAUW Las Cruces branch, another local AAUW branch or Younger Women’s Task Force chapter. And of course anyone in our community can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr to get involved and spread AAUW’s message!

Student Leadership Opportunities

Connect student leaders with these resources.