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
NEWLY REVISED & EXPANDED: Provide “Re-Entry Scholarships” to local women reentering college after a gap in their education.
We have redefined our traditional “Gavilan College” scholarship and opened it up to any student with a Morgan Hill connection who is returning to college (not just to Gavilan College).
Veronica Dimas (shown with her daughter) returned to school after a 20 year absence.
Provide a one-time “Bill Keig Memorial Scholarship”.
This scholarship was 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.
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
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.