2011-2012 Wildflower Fund Recipients

2012 scholarship recipients at recognition brunch

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

Central High School scholarship recipients at graduation

Lizette Arellano Central High School Carrington College Cosmetology
Jessica Cortez Central High School Gavilan College Marriage & Family Counseling
Camila Rico Ann Sobrato High School UC Berkeley Environmental Science
Victoria Wright Live Oak High School San Jose State University Psychology

Provide scholarships to local women attending Gavilan College.

Veronica Barraza Gavilan Community College Gavilan Community College Nursing
Susan Goff Gavilan Community College UC Merced Sociology
Claudia Ortiz Gavilan Community College Gavilan Community College Nursing

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

Tamara Chukes Gavilan Community College Mills College Business
Aimee Santos San Jose State University San Jose State University MFA – Photography

Support Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS), a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) after-school enrichment program, sponsored by AAUW Morgan Hill and consisting 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.

2012 Tech Trek campers at Stanford University with AAUW Morgan Hill branch member participants: Susan Oldham-Fritts (dorm mom), Lila Washington (camp nurse), and Barbara Palmer (camp director)

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 (#1802) was completed in 2001. It funds an annual graduate or postgraduate fellowship.

Patience Fielding UC Berkeley Ph.D. Higher Education Research Gender and Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa