Scholarship Archives

Applications for 2020 will be open in February 2020.  All applications will be due no later than April 20, 2020.  The application form for 2020 is available here: AAUW 2020 Scholarship

We suggest consulting these Tips for Successful Scholarship Applications before you complete this or any other scholarship application. They are based on feedback from reviewers of scholarship applications in previous years.  Download the tips here: scholarapptips

For further information please contact Suzy Reynolds suzy.m.reynolds@gmail.com , Judie Magonacelaya at judiejoe@charter.net or Marilyn Hamilton at mjhamilton66@charter.net, Scholarship Co-Chairs.

The Georgie Arnold Scholarship fund was established in Georgie’s memory by her family and friends in Atascadero AAUW. It is designated for women pursuing careers in education.

 


2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Atascadero AAUW awarded four scholarships in 2019.  Three of our four recipients are graduates of Atascadero High School. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for these  recipients to continue working toward their educational goals.

Mary Alice Chishom and Suzy Reynolds,  Scholarship Co-Chairs

Congratulations to our four Scholarship Recipients of 2019

  • Megan Greenaway of Atascadero is in her last year at Cal Poly and will be working toward her Multiple Subject Elementary teaching credential. She is interested in obtaining her Spanish authorization and is active in music (piano and choir). She hopes to incorporate music in her future teaching position by creating a music club.

  • Alexis Whiteford of Pozo area (her parents own the Riconada Store) is a sophomore at Baylor University in Texas. She is active in community service, as a member of Alpha Phi Omega (a coed service fraternity.) She would ultimately like to earn her law degree where she would like to serve non-profit organizations with legal assistance.

  • Sarah Wulff, also of Atascadero, is a sophomore, attending Cal Poly as a Kinesiology major and hopes to become a Physicians Assistant. She is a student-athlete in the Softball program where she has run clinics and camps during her first two years of college.

  • Uzma Jahanzeb was a recipient last year. She graduated high school in Pakistan and now lives in Paso Robles. She is continuing her studies in early childhood education at Brandon University. Uzma hopes to teach in the Paso Robles School District upon completion of her degree.


 

2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Atascadero AAUW awarded two scholarships in 2018. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for these two recipients to continue working toward their educational goals.

Mary Alice Chishom and Suzy Reynolds,  Scholarship Co-Chairs

Our annual scholarship was awarded to Mary Lopez-Isidro, a former Tech Trek camper who is a fourth year student in microbiology at UC Santa Barbara. Mary was also a 2017 recipient of this scholarship.

Our second award was a one-time scholarship in honor of Margaret Doherty, specifically designated for an applicant studying Early Childhood Education. The recipient for this “Margaret Doherty Scholarship” is Uzma Jahanzeb, who is in her second year at Cuesta College, studying Early Childhood Education.

2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Atascadero AAUW has awarded eight scholarships this year.   Thank you to everyone who helped make our fund-raising efforts such a success.  With the support of our organization and our community, we re able to help eight deserving women continue with their university education.  They are all truly grateful.

Judie Magonacelaya and Jeanne Miller,  Scholarship Co-Chairs

 

Belen Blanco, mother of two sons, is majoring in Early Childhood Education.

 

Mariah Higuera, one of eleven children, is majoring in psychology.

Mary Lopez-Isidro, a former Tech Trek camper, is a second-year student in Biology.

 

Hekmat “Mattie” Mabrouk is a sophomore nursing major.

Sylvia Nicovich is a PhD candidate in Earth Sciences/Geology.

Tenille Packer, mother of two sons, is majoring in Communications.

Brenna Shatswell, mother of four and currently an R.N., is studying to be a Nurse Practitioner.

 

Heather Wulff, a former Tech Trek camper, is majoring in Linguistics and Communications..

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2016 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that Atascadero AAUW has awarded $8,000 in scholarships this year.  A big thank you to Kate Rikel, Janet Grummitt, and Patti Everett for reading applications and assisting with making the decisions.  We had more applications this year than ever before.  Thank you to everyone who helped make our fund-raising efforts such a success.  With the support of our organization and our community, we were able to help five deserving women continue with their university education.  They are all truly grateful.

Judie Magonacelaya and Jeanne Miller,  Scholarship Co-Chairs

Leah Gibson

Leah Gibson is a resident of Paso Robles, and will complete her degree in Agricultural Science, and Human Nutrition, in the Spring of 2017.

Nicole Huffman

Nicole Huffman is majoring in Kinesiology and will complete her degree in the Winter of 2017.

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Mary Lopez-Isidro is a student at UC Santa Barbara.  Her major is Biology with the goal of becoming a pediatric orthopedic surgeon.  Mary gives credit to the AVID program for a great deal of help in pursuing her dreams.

Kriss Reid

Kriss Reid, a mother of four children, is majoring in Music Therapy.  Spring, 2017, will see her with an A.A. degree from Cuesta.  After that, she hopes to continue her studies at Northridge.

Jacqueline Wuff

Jacqueline Wulff is majoring in Nursing with a nutrition minor.  Her studies should be completed in May, 2017.

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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

Angie Baca

Angela is in her last year of the Nursing Program at Cuesta College and plans to graduate in 2015.  She is passionate about her nursing education and plans on becoming an RB.  Staying in the local area and giving back to the community is an important goal for her.  She wants to specialize in the areas of natural health and well being.

Katie Simpson

Katie is starting her second year as a nursing student at Cuesta College and reports that she is loving every minute of the journey.  Nursing will give her the opportunity to be a patient advocate and provide total patient care. Her career goal is to eventually transition into a Nurse Practitioner program.  She is a member of Kappa Omicron Nu Honors Society as well as the Golden Key Club.

ellen davis

Ellen, an engineering student, is beginning her third year at UC Davis.  She recently has decided to major in Product and Industrial Design.  In the field of design, she can work hands on in a variety of environments to improve existing products and create new ones.  She practices leadership skills by participating in many campus service projects and organizations.


2013 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS


In 2013 we were pleased to award over $5,500 in scholarships to two young ladies.

 

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Victoria Contreras

Tori is a Cal Poly student with a major in Biomedical Engineering and a Biology minor with a goal of going to medical school.

 

 

 

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Ellen Davis

Ellen is our second 2013 scholarship recipient. Ellen is a student at UC Davis studying Mechanical Engineering.