About Us

The Anacortes Branch of the American Association of University Women was chartered on April 26, 1956.  We currently have about 35 members.

Our monthly meetings are open to the public, and we feature speakers who keep us informed of local, national and international affairs.  During the summer we have casual events in lieu of general meetings.

We also sponsor candidate forums, and we attend the Washington State AAUW Convention every other year to keep up with what is happening at the state level.

We offer scholarships to local women who are attending college and awards to Anacortes High School girls who plan to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM).  Since 1988 we have awarded over $121,000 in scholarships and $36,000 in STEM awards.

Our branch also solicits funds from local business donors to send girls from area middle schools to Tech Trek Camp. Since 2013 we have sent 80 seventh grade girls from Skagit County to the summer camp at Pacific Lutheran University.

Every year we organize fundraisers to generate money for scholarships, STEM awards and Tech Trek.  Since 2021 we have organized a Mermen Contest to select 12 local mermen to ride on a float in the 4th of July Parade and appear in a calendar.  This has generated $32,500 in scholarships for local women in the last three years!