Community Support for Local Scholarships

aauwSince 1881, AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) has been the nation’s leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls. We have a nationwide network of nearly 100,000 members, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners.

AAUW’s voice makes a difference on critical women’s and civil rights issues — briefing policy-makers, spearheading coalitions, and impacting the world through international initiatives and partnerships. All women members of AAUW are also members of the International Federation of University Women.

The Morgan Hill Branch of AAUW was chartered in 1981 and has over 150 members. It is one of 165 branches in California.

AAUW-Morgan Hill’s highly successful Wildflower Run enables AAUW-Morgan Hill to generously support AAUW programs at the national, state, and local levels.  We would like to thank our sponsors and the Morgan Hill community for the support that you give our run, enabling us, in turn, to give back scholarships to our community.   AAUW Funds is a group of funds, managed by AAUW nationally, providing educational opportunities and equity for women and girls through research and support of fellowship and grants programs.

Tech Trek is an AAUW-California program that sends middle school girls to attend a summer math/science camp.  Morgan Hill is one of the most active branches in California in this program.  Each summer, we send seven girls from local public middle schools to a one-week camp at Stanford University.  We also have local branch members who participate as Tech Trek directors at the state and camp levels.

High School Scholarships.  AAUW-Morgan Hill annually awards three $1000 scholarships to young women graduating from local public high schools.

Community College Scholarships.  AAUW-Morgan Hill annually awards three $1000 scholarships to women currently attending a community college.

These scholarships help inspire many women to pursue higher education degrees, and provide unique opportunities. If you are interested in knowing more about AAUW, their website address is:  Do look for a branch near you.


This post was provided by Peggy Martin, the CFO for the Morgan Hill Branch of the AAUW, who was a guest on College Smart Radio “Tackling the Runaway Costs of College” on August 24th, 2013.  Listen to this broadcast on YouTube here.

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