2014-2015 Wildflower Fund Recipients
In 2015, 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.
|Estephanie Coreas||Live Oak High School||University of Iowa||Biology|
|Christine Emuka||Live Oak High School||Pre-medicine|
|Diana Fuentes||Live Oak High School||San Jose State University||Sociology & Deaf Studies|
|Claire Lewis||Ann Sobrato High School||Chemistry|
|Jessica Wong||Ann Sobrato High School||Computer Science|
Provide “Re-Entry Scholarships” to local women reentering college after a gap in their education.
|Tami Bittle||Gavilan Community College||Child Advocacy|
|Jade Cortez||Gavilan Community College||Nursing|
|Anika Mathewson||Gavilan Community College||CSU Monterey Bay|
|Naromy Ramirez||San Jose State University||Education|
Provide supplemental Keeping In Touch (KIT) grants to previous scholarship recipients to support them as they continue in their field of study.
Former High School Scholarship Recipients
|Mireya Avila||UC Santa Cruz||Political Science|
|Alejandra Cruz||UC Santa Barbara||Sociology|
|Madeline Duran||Gavilan College||transferring to San Jose State University|
|Amy McBirney||UC Davis||Veterinary Medicine|
|Camila Rico||UC Berkeley||Chinese Economy & Relations|
|Whitney Waller||CSU Sacramento||Psychology|
Former Re-Entry Scholarship Recipients
|Marni Braverman||Teaching Credential|
|Mindy Castillo||Computer Technology|
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.
Sponsor a local speech competition as part of Speech Trek, a state-wide AAUW program. First, second, and third place winners each received cash prizes.
|McKenna McElroy (1st)||Oakwood School|
|Nina Singh (2nd)||Oakwood School
|Roxanne Ohayon (3rd)||Oakwood School|
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.
|Sophia Benefiel||Britton Middle School|
|Emily Munoz||Martin Murphy Middle School|
|Hannah Pfefferlen||Charter School of Morgan Hill|
|Kailani Simms||Charter School of Morgan Hill|
|Rebecca Snook||Jackson Academy of Math & Music|
|Talia Vaillancourt||Britton Middle School|
|Siena Verdon||Charter School of Morgan Hill|
|Tessa Zhang||Martin Murphy Middle School|
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.
Sponsor branch participation in the Leadership Morgan Hill class of 2015.
|Maggie Leininger||AAUW Morgan Hill branch member|
Underwrite national AAUW priorities. These include graduate fellowships for women, community action grants, pioneering research, public policy advocacy, legal advocacy,and leadership programs.
Add to our “Morgan Hill Wildflower Run Research and Projects Grant Endowment.” This $75,000 endowment was established in 2014, to be funded by proceeds from the Wildflower Run. When completed, the endowment will support community action and career development grants.
Another branch endowment, the $100,000 Blaine/Cate Endowment for Graduate Fellowships (#1802) was completed in 2001. It funds an annual graduate or postgraduate fellowship.
|Gabriela Montes||UC Santa Cruz||Postdoctoral Astrophysics||Unveiling the Enigmatic Properties of Massive Stars through Stellar Wind Interactions|