EMBA student wins national career development grant
DENTON — Texas Woman’s University graduate student Chasity Crawley is one of only 60 women in the U.S. selected to receive a Career Development Grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Crawley, who is pursuing her executive master’s of business administration (EMBA) degree at TWU, joins an elite group of women from such prominent universities like Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and Georgetown University selected to receive this prestigious national grant.
Crawley, who is from Fort Worth, will use her almost $8,000 grant to fund her continued education at TWU.
“I believe receiving this grant is a privilege and an honor and trust its benefits will be far reaching into the local business and academic communities,” she said.
Crawley received her bachelor of business administration in economics and public policy from George Washington University. She has worked in both the public and private sector, and she has a passion for helping others achieve their goals. Upon graduating from TWU, she plans to pursue opportunities in higher education.
The AAUW Fellowships and Grants program is of the oldest and largest in the world exclusively for women, and for the 2015–16 academic year has awarded a total of $3.7 million to scholars, research projects and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls through six fellowships and grants programs.
AAUW originally designed Career Development Grants to offer funding to AAUW members who were seeking to renew or resume academic work for career or employment advancement. The grants now assist women who are preparing to advance or change careers or to re-enter the workforce.
“Although women make up the majority of community college students, they are a minority in nontraditional and STEM fields that offer the best opportunities for work and pay,” said Gloria Blackwell, AAUW vice president of fellowships, grants, and global programs. “AAUW’s Career Development Grants are helping to increase women’s representation in nontraditional fields by opening doors to new career opportunities that women are passionate about pursuing.”
AAUW is one of the world’s leading supporters of graduate women’s education, having awarded more than $100 million in fellowships, grants, and awards to 12,000 women from more than 140 countries since 1888. The AAUW Fellowships and Grants program is of the oldest and largest in the world exclusively for women.
To find out more about this year’s exceptional class of awardees, visit the online directory or visit www.aauw.org.