2001-2008 Wildflower Fund Recipients
Following is a partial list of scholarship recipients for the years 2001-2008. (We are researching details in the hopes of more completely capturing our scholarship award history.) In the years 2001 to 2008 Wildflower Fund monies (run registrations, corporate sponsorships, and individual donations) were allocated to the following:
Provide scholarships to high school girls graduating from Morgan Hill Unified School District (MHUSD) schools.
|Year||Name||High School||College||Major or Field of Study|
|Jessica Harris||Live Oak High School||CSU Long Beach||Fashion Merchandising|
|Christine Mendoza||Live Oak High School||San Jose State||International Business|
|Tracia Motter||Live Oak High School||Business|
|Justine Pingue||Live Oak High School||San Jose State||Occupational Therapy|
|Dana Cline||Live Oak High School||University of Reno||Nutrition & Photography|
|Katie Peterson||Live Oak High School||San Jose State||Business Marketing|
|Katherine Thompson||Live Oak High School||San Jose State||Biochemical Engineering|
|Christy Serpa||Central High School||Gavilan College||Psychology|
|Yvette Elizonda||Central High School||Gavilan College||Pediatric Nursing|
|Lisa Wu||Live Oak High School|
|Sarah Gauli||Central High School|
|Lauren Martin||Central High School|
Provide scholarships to local women attending Gavilan College.
|Year||Name||College||Transfer College||Major or Field of Study|
|2008||Adrianna Martine||Gavilan College|
|2008||Veronica Barraza||Gavilan College|
|2008||Adriana Martinez||Gavilan College|
|2007||Carlene Rousseau||Gavilan College|
|2006||Lisa Black||Gavilan College|
|2006||Amy Marseline||Gavilan College|
|2005||Jacqueline Tomacci Vargas||Gavilan College||Gavilan College||Nursing|
|2004||Anita Grijalva||Gavilan College||CSU Monterey Bay||Education|
|2002||Linda Perry||Gavilan College||San Jose State||Education|
|2001||Kelli Regan||Gavilan College|
NEW in 2001: Provide scholarships to send MHUSD Middle School students to Tech Trek, an AAUW-sponsored one week math and science summer camp at Stanford University for middle school girls.
NEW in 2002: Support Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS), a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) after-school enrichment program.
GEMS is sponsored by AAUW Morgan Hill and consists of monthly field trips, lectures, and other programs. GEMS is free and open to all girls in the Morgan Hill Unified School District in grades 8 through 12.
Underwrite national AAUW priorities. These include graduate fellowships for women, community action grants, pioneering research, public policy advocacy, legal advocacy, and leadership programs.
In addition, a branch endowment, the $100,000 Blaine/Cate Endowment for Graduate Fellowships (#1802) was completed in 2001. It funds an annual graduate or postgraduate fellowship.
|2007-08||Tovis E. Page||Ph.D. Religion||Harvard University||Through Her We Are Saved: Women and Nature in Catholic Agrarian and Environmentalist Movements in the United States, 1940-2006|
|2006-07||Stacey L. Van Dahm||Ph.D. Comparative Literature||UC Santa Barbara||Outside in America: Soviet and Cuban Exile—Narration of Belonging in the United States During the Cold War|
|2005-06||Chloe W. Smith||Ph.D.English||University of Virginia||Examining clothing’s importance as a material object, a “habit” that offers tangible and tactile ways to negotiate 18th-century life.|
|2004-05||Casandra L. Rauser||Ph.D.Biology||UC Irvine||Examining patterns of female fertility in populations of fruit flies.|
The first recipient of the Blaine Cate fellowship was Kirsten Blount-Matthews in 2002.