2008-2009 Wildflower Fund Recipients

In 2009 Wildflower Fund monies (run registrations, corporate sponsorships, and individual donations) were allocated to the following:

2009 scholarship recipients helping at the Wildflower Run

Provide scholarships to high school girls graduating from Morgan Hill Unified School District (MHUSD) schools.

Name College Major or Field of Study
Evelyn Bidar Central High School
Jessica Leung Live Oak High School University of the Pacific Pharmacy
Amber Masoni Ann Sobrato High School  UC Davis

Provide scholarships to local women attending Gavilan College.

Name College
Ana Isabel Correa Gavilan College
Stacy L. Rodriguez Gavilan College

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.

2009 Tech Trek Campers presenting their experiences at camp at Stanford University

Nimrah Aslam Martin Murphy Middle School
Madison Bagley Charter School of Morgan Hill
Alejandra Bellavance Britton Middle School
Jezelle Ariadne Caldwell Britton Middle School
Joy Duggan Martin Murphy Middle School
Katie Grant Martin Murphy Middle School
Heather Sjostedt (Alternate) Britton Middle School
Savannah Trewman Britton Middle School

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 or postgraduate fellowship.

Asia Leeds Ph.D. History UC Berkeley Race and Redemption: Whiteness, Middle-Class Garveyites, and the Anti-Colonial Imagination in Costa Rica, 1920-1940