American Association of University Women Awards Fellowships to UMass Amherst Scholars

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded 2021-22 fellowships to two scholars at UMass Amherst. Recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.

  • Civian Massa, a recipient of an International Fellowship, is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering.  
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    Civian Massa
  • Tegemea Mwalingo, a recipient of an International Fellowship, is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in nursing.  
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    Tegemea Mwalingo

AAUW is one of the world’s oldest leading supporters of graduate women’s education. Since 1888, it has awarded more than $115 million in fellowships, grants and awards to 13,000 women from 150 countries. For the 2021–22 academic year, AAUW has awarded a total of an unprecedented $5 million through its fellowships and grants programs to 260 scholars as well as to community projects and programs that promote education and equity for women and girls.

“We’re proud to support the work of these outstanding scholars,” said Gloria Blackwell, executive vice president and chief programs officer. “This year’s recipients are making valuable contributions in a wide range of fields, but with a common goal of improving life for all of us. We’re impressed by what these scholars are doing and excited about the great things they’ll accomplish throughout their research and careers.”

Applications are currently being accepted for 2022-23 grants and fellowships. Deadlines vary by program. To find out more about this year’s exceptional class of awardees, visit the online directory.