Essay Contest 2022

Eighth Grade Essay Contest

Together with the Rochester Hills Public Library and the Auburn Hills Public Library, the Rochester branch of AAUW annually sponsors an Eighth Grade Women’s History Month Essay Contest.

Are you in the 8th grade? Have you been inspired by a woman in history or a woman in your family? Write an essay about your experience and you could be the winner of the seventeenth annual Rochester AAUW 8th grade essay contest about “A Woman of Significance to Me.”

Prizes of $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00 will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners at the branch’s virtual meeting on Thursday, April  28, 2022.

Click here for AAUW Essay Contest Application

Click here for AAUW ESSAY Contest Rules


Women Make A Difference

Women make a difference in our world, contributing in the fields of medicine, engineering, education, humanitarian causes and more. To honor the women who have had an impact on our world the Rochester branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is sponsoring an essay contest open to all 8th grade students in the Rochester and Avondale school districts. Students who write an essay telling about the influence of a woman in their lives could be the winner of the seventeenth annual Rochester AAUW 8th grade essay contest about “A Woman of Significance to Me.”

Prizes of $100.00, $75.00 and $50.00 will be awarded to the first, second and third place
winners at the Rochester Community House on April 23, 2020. Entry forms and instructions will be available at the middle schools, the Rochester Hills Public Library, the Auburn Hills Public Library, and on the AAUW website. The contest is sponsored by the Rochester branch of the American Association of University Women, the Rochester Hills Public Library and the Auburn Hills Public library.


Winners of the 2019 “A Woman of Significance To Me” 8th Grade Essay Contest
Receiving Their Awards at the AAUW of Rochester April Meeting.