2012-2013 Wildflower Fund Recipients

In 2013 Wildflower Fund monies (run registrations, corporate sponsorships, and individual donations) were allocated to the following:

2013 scholarship recipients at recognition brunch: Mireya Avila, Veronica Dimas, Alejandra Cruz, Lilia Quezada, Marissa Campi

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

Name High School College Major or Field of Study
Mireya Avila Ann Sobrato High School UC Santa Cruz Psychology
Amanda Bogden Ann Sobrato High School UC Davis Veterinary Science
Alejandra Cruz Live Oak High School UC Santa Barbara Biology
Lilia Quezada Central High School Gavilan College Education

Provide “Re-Entry Scholarships” to local women reentering college after a gap in their education.

Veronica Dimas (shown with her daughter) returned to school after a 20 year absence.

Name College Major or Field of Study
Marni Braverman Gavilan College Education
Victoria Dimas Gavilan College Medical Business
Elizabeth Mejia Gavilan College Ultrasound Technician

Provide supplemental Keeping In Touch (KIT) grants to previous scholarship recipients to support them as they continue in their field of study.

Name College Major or Field of Study
Veronica Barraza Gavilan College Nursing
Aimee Santos San Jose State MFA – Photography

Provide a one-time “Bill Keig Memorial Scholarship”, funded through individual donations in memory of retired educator and long time AAUW supporter Bill Keig. It was established for a local student planning on a teaching career.

Name College Major or Field of Study
Marissa Campi
San Jose State Education

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.

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.

2013 Tech Trek campers at Stanford University

Taylor Austin Britton Middle School
Sydney Beard Martin Murphy Middle School
Megan Bruning Martin Murphy Middle School
Iris Indermitte Charter School of Morgan Hill
Sarah Jacob Britton Middle School
Amanda Newland Martin Murphy Middle School
Emily Pfefferlen Charter School of Morgan Hill
Audrey Rubio Charter School of Morgan Hill

Provide an additional lump sum grant to the Tech Trek camp at Stanford University.

Uses may include extra capital needs such as technology upgrades or additional enrichment such as more field trips.

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 was completed in 2001. It funds an annual fellowship for a graduate student.

Ella Hae Yeon Sung Stanford University Civil Engineering M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering