The Southeast Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Annual Scholarship Award was increased to three awards this year for the first time. Two $1,500 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship were awarded to 2018 graduating seniors from the Chandler School District. There were 97 applicants. Each of the winners showed need, each had high ambition, each had good grades, as well as good participation in school, community or church events. We think they’ll all shine!
The $1,500 Dorothy Cuono Scholarship honors Dorothy’s 100th birthday! The winner is Gemma Roman. She is a young woman with ambition who recognizes that additional education is her ticket to a better life. Her application impressed us in several ways, not the least was her ability to drive forward in spite of having great need.
The $1,500 Helen Mahlick Memorial Scholarship honors one of our former members. The award was given to Madison TenHaken. Madison TenHaken’s credentials were having good grades, participating in a number of school activities, a vision of what higher education can mean for her future and need.
The $1,000 AAUW Southeast Valley Branch Scholarship was awarded to Dolores Trigueros. She has been an active, good student, with an application full of impressive accomplishments during her high school years. We can feel proud, as branch members, to have given her some of the help she’ll need to overcome the challenges she faces at the university level.
AAUW Southwest Branch meets on the third Monday of the Month, October through April, in the Oakwood Country Club Ballroom. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. with program starting at 7:00 p.m.
Since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 600 college/university institutional partners. AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. The AAUW invites all who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university to join.
For further information on this program or membership, go to http://southeastvalley-az.aauw.net.