Welcome to Hilo Branch AAUW

MISSION:  Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

For over 65 years the Hilo Branch of AAUW has been assisting women and girls in our community to achieve self-realization through education.  We are continuing this tradition and hope you will join us in our mission.


If you hold an associate or equivalent, bachelors or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university you can join AAUW Hilo as a regular member.  The University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH) and the Hawaii Community College (HCC) are AAUW College/ University member schools, so if you are a full time  graduate or  undergraduate student at UHH or HCC,  you may join as an e-student affiliate of National AAUW for FREE through the  AAUW National website.  E-student affiliates can also join the Hilo Branch for $16/ year.

 See our membership page for application details.  https://hilo-hi.aauw.net/join/
Or contact Elizabeth Hansen re membership – 808-747-4665 or lizhansen222@gmail.com

Every year we sponsor multiple fundraising events to raise money for scholarships for women in East Hawaii.  We also sponsor a variety of educational programs focused on empowering women and girls. If you would like to join our mailing list to be notified of our next event, please send a request by email to Nancy Bradwell:
email: nancybradwell@gmail.com.



Empowering Women and Girls to Reach Their Highest Potential: American Association of University Women



2019 AAUW Hilo Branch Scholarship Winners!

Proud to announce our AAUW Hilo Branch Scholarship Winners for 2019. Left to right: Shantel Akau, Kailee Yoshimura, Annalise Cogan, Heather Padilla, Skye Narvaez, Ariana Dolan. Not pictured: Mya Goodoni and Annabelle Nyers. All inspiring women.  For more information about these winners, please click check out our scholarship page. 


Did you know AAUW​ has a free salary negotiation course called Work Smart Online? You can go at your own pace and learn how to negotiate the pay and benefits you deserve. This month, we’re challenging each of you to get 5 women you know to sign up for Work Smart Online! Just think how much that could add up, if each of you took the time to get your friends, family and other women in your network to do it! Share your success in making this happen by using #5WomenYouKnow on social media, so we can see how you’re supporting each other!  You can register using the link below: