2012-2013 Wildflower Fund Recipients
In 2013 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.
|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 Community College||Education|
Provide “Re-Entry Scholarships” to local women reentering college after a gap in their education.
|Marni Braverman||Gavilan Community College||Education|
|Victoria Dimas||Gavilan Community College||Medical Business|
|Elizabeth Mejia||Gavilan Community 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.
|Veronica Barraza||Gavilan Community College||Nursing|
|Aimee Santos||San Jose State University||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.
||San Jose State University||Education|
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.
|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|
Underwrite national AAUW priorities. These include graduate fellowships for women, community action grants, pioneering research, public policy advocacy, legal advocacy,and leadership programs.
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.
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|