2009-2010 Wildflower Fund Recipients

In 2010 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.

2010 high school scholarship recipients

Name High School College Major or Field of Study
Jennifer Protsman Live Oak High School UC San Diego Cognitive Science
Callie Hanson Ann Sobrato High School Brigham Young University
Aida Rodriguez Central High School Gavilan College

Provide scholarships to local women attending Gavilan College.

Name College Major or Field of Study
Claudia Ortiz Gavilan College Math
Tamara Chukes Gavilan College Business

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.

2010 Tech Trek campers at Stanford University

Hannah Austin Britton Middle School
Amanda Giacobbe Britton Middle School
Ashley Madden (Alternate)
Rachel McMillan Charter School of Morgan Hill
Shelby Mitchell Britton Middle School
Rosemary Orozco Charter School of Morgan Hill
Brie Roman Martin Murphy Middle School
Tiffany Ziegelman 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 graduate or postgraduate fellowship.

Rachel Giraudo UC Berkeley Ph.D. Anthropology Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Development at the Tsodilo Hills UNESCO World Heritage Site