Visit the AAUW MH web site for more information about our local:
- high school and
- middle school Tech Trek scholarships
- Speech Trek winners
- Community Action Grants
We are a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, with all proceeds from the Run supporting the American Association of University Women's (AAUW's) mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. In 2016, the generosity of our business sponsors and individual donors, in addition to runner registrations, enabled us to allocate almost $49,000 in support of education for women and girls. Funds raised in 2016 went to the following uses:
Provide scholarships for local graduating high school girls.
|Caitlyn Cruise||Ann Sobrato High School||Ag Services/Education|
|Dora Jimenez||Ann Sobrato High School||Computer Engineering|
|Julia Leal||Live Oak High School||Biology|
|Shelby McDonald||Ann Sobrato High School||Education|
|Tiana Ortiz||Central High School||Nursing|
|Lifen Shi||Live Oak High School||Bio-Engineering|
|Rhyleigh Thompson||Live Oak High School|
Provide scholarships to women reentering college after a gap in their education.
|Sandina Daly||Gavilan Community College|
|Melissa Vasquez||Gavilan Community College|
Provide a (NEW) Lauren Jenkins Health Care Profession Scholarship to a Gavilan Community College nursing student.
|Jacquelyn Cook||Gavilan Community College|
Provide supplemental Keeping In Touch (KIT) grants to previous scholarship recipients to support them as they continue in their field of study.
Former high school scholarship recipients:
|Alejandra Cruz||UC Santa Barbara||Sociology & Chicano Studies|
|Mireya Avila||UC Santa Cruz||Political Science|
|Whitney Waller||CSU Sacramento||Psychology|
|Heather Sjostedt||Savannah College of Art & Design||Visual Effects & Animation|
|Diana Fuentes Valderrama||San Jose State University||Sociology|
Former re-entry scholarship recipients:
|Anika Mathewson||Psychology at Gavilan College, with plans to transfer to CSU MB|
|Lydia Riojas||Business Administration and Accounting at San Jose State University|
Provide scholarships to send local students to Tech Trek, an AAUW-sponsored one week math and science summer camp at Stanford University for middle school girls.
|Ines Bouissou||Jackson Academy of Math & Music|
|Taylor Conely||Martin Murphy Middle School|
|Danielle Hobbs||Martin Murphy Middle School|
|Cristin Huffman (Alternate #1)||Charter School of Morgan Hill|
|Asia Mathaw||Martin Murphy Middle School|
|Abigail Pina||Martin Murphy Middle School|
|Soraya Reyes||Britton Middle School|
|Madison Reddy (Alternate #2)||Jackson Academy of Math & Music|
|Vanessa Torres||Britton Middle School|
|Allison Webenbauer||Britton Middle School|
Provide Community Action Grants to four local non-profit organizations for projects whose goals are consistent with AAUW's mission:
Support Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS), a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) after school enrichment program, sponsored by AAUW-MH and consisting of monthly field trips, lectures, and other programs. GEMS is free and open to all girls in Morgan Hill in grades 8 through 12.
Sponsor a local speech competition as part of Speech Trek, a state-wide AAUW program. First, second, and third place winners each received cash prizes.
Sponsor branch member participation in the Leadership Morgan Hill class of 2016.
Underwrite national AAUW priorities including employment discrimination lawsuits and graduate fellowships
In addition, we added to our Morgan Hill Wildflower Run Research and Projects Grant Endowment. This $75,000 endowment was established in 2014, to be funded by proceeds from the Wildflower Run. When completed, the endowment will support community action and career development grants.
Another branch endowment, the $100,000 Blaine/Cate Endowment for Graduate Fellowships was completed in 2001. It funds an annual fellowship for a graduate student.