Local Scholarships and Grants
We award annual scholarships to local graduating high school seniors, students returning to college after an absence from education, college students in the nursing and health care fields, college students for participation in a leadership conference, and previous scholarship winners.
College Scholarships for High School Seniors
Each spring, AAUW Morgan Hill awards several $1000 scholarships to young women entering college and graduating from Live Oak, Ann Sobrato and Central high schools. Students completing the “Common Scholarship Application,” available at their high school and due for submission to the high school counseling office in early December, are considered for these scholarships. Finalists are interviewed by an AAUW member panel.
2018 High School Seniors Receiving College Scholarships
|Julia Arenas||Central High School||Cosmetology / Business|
|Ariana Berumen||Live Oak High School||Sociology & Education|
|Valery Coritreros||Live Oak High School||Sociology|
|Jenna Fields||Ann Sobrato High School||Agriculture|
|Lyssa Fuentes||Live Oak High School||Political Science / Law|
|Kelsy Pike||Ann Sobrato High School||Nursing|
|Anmol Sandher||Ann Sobrato High School||Neuroscience|
|Arabella Williams||Live Oak High School||Biology|
College Scholarships for Re-Entry Students
AAUW Morgan Hill annually awards several scholarships to students re-entering school after a break in their education. These “Re-Entry” scholarships are awarded to students attending college who best meet the following criteria:
Re-entering college after a break
Have a connection to Morgan Hill, either having attended a Morgan Hill school or as a past or present resident of Morgan Hill
Plan to continue their education at a four year institution
Have genuine financial need
2018 Students Receiving Re-Entry College Scholarship
|Anita Alvarez||Gavilan Community College||Psychology|
|Michelle Castro||Gavilan Community College||Spanish & Communications|
|Diana Ochoa Zapata||Gavilan Community College||Business|
Lauren Jenkins Healthcare Profession Scholarship
Lauren Jenkins was a geneticist and branch member who was actively involved in Tech Trek and who founded GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math and Science). Her passion for education and girls’ engagement in STEM fields lives on through this scholarship.
In 2016, we awarded our first $2000 to a Gavilan College RN student.
In 2018 we awarded four Healthcare Profession scholarships.
|Rebecca Ayala||Gavilan Community College||Nursing|
|Paulina Beltran||Gavilan Community College||Nursing|
|Maria Marin Navarrete||Gavilan Community College||Nursing|
|Rosemary Sanchez||Gavilan Community College||Nursing|
Keeping In Touch (KIT) Grants
Previous scholarship winners who are currently undergraduates have the opportunity each year to apply for supplemental grants.
2018 KIT grant recipients:
|Jordyne Atkins||Agricultural Business|
|Michaela Austin||UC Santa Barbara|
|Jacquelyn Cook||Gavilan Community College||Nursing|
|Diana Fuentes||San Jose State University||Sociology|
|Raya Kavosh||Political Science|
|Shelby McDonald||California Baptist University||Sociology|
|Shannon Mortela||CSU Monterey Bay||Social Work|
|Lydia Riojas||San Jose State University||Business Administration|
|Melissa Vasquez||UC Santa Barbara||Physical Therapy|
|Tiffany Ziegelman||Gavilan Community College||Dental Hygienist|
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) Scholarship
The Morgan Hill branch of AAUW typically awards a scholarship to this national conference, held annually near the end of the school year. The scholarship includes conference registration and travel expenses. If we are not able to identify a local candidate meeting our criteria, we will pass the funds on to AAUW’s national organization who will provide the scholarship to a worthy candidate.
2018 NCCWSL scholarship recipient:
|Julianna Cisneros||Gavilan Community College||Administrative Justice|