AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. In support of this mission, the Atascadero Branch of AAUW awards scholarships, annually to women who have completed one year or more of college at an accredited institution.
Eligibility for the scholarships is limited to:
Residents of Atascadero, Santa Margarita, Templeton, or Paso Robles; Members of Atascadero AAUW; and Women who have graduated from one of these local high schools now living out of the area to attend school.
Applicants may be women at all levels of higher education. Women pursuing degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields are especially encouraged to apply.
The Application Form and instructions will be available on this page after September 15, 2015.
For further information please contact Jeanne Miller, Scholarship Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Kaye Rasband, Scholarship Chair, would like to give a big thank you to Susan Miller, Kate Rikel and Jeanne Miller for serving on the committee that chose the two scholarship recipients for this year. The committee agreed to award two excellent candidates, Aline Deluca and Anita Jankovitz, $3000 each! The young women both graduated from Atascadero High School in 2013. They both have shown great dedication to their studies, volunteer activities, and achieved academic honors.
Aline is studying at UCLA and plans on getting her BA in Sociology in 2017. She intends to go on for a law degree and focus her career on social justice issues. She is especially interested in being a human rights advocate for women and children. Aline is spending this quarter studying abroad – five weeks studying in Paris and five weeks studying in London!
Anita is completing her AA degree in Liberal Arts at Cuesta College this semester. She will transfer to UCSB in September 2015 and plans on completing her BA in Psychology in 2017. Anita was an intern for the Wellness Center at AHS during her senior year. While attending Cuesta full-time, she was hired as an intern by SLO County Behavioral Health Prevention Division, to work in a program for middle school youth.
2014 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Scholarship Committee met and unanimously selected three, very worthy recipients for 2014-2015 awards. Two of the ladies selected, Kathrin Simpson and Angela Baca, are residents of Paso Robles. They are both working on obtaining an RN degree from Cuesta College. The third, Ellen Davis, a resident of Atascadero, is receiving a scholarship for the second time from our branch. A sophomore at UC Davis, Ellen is majoring in Product and Industrial Design. All three were very grateful to be chosen and appreciate the support from Atascadero AAUW! Many thanks to the thoughtful selection committee: Judie Magonacelaya, Marika Williams, Diane O’Neil and Shirley Summers.
Kaye Rasband — Scholarship Chair
OUR 2014-2015 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS