Local Scholarships and Grants

We award annual scholarships to girls and women who have a local connection to Morgan Hill. Please review the individual scholarship applications for details.

High School Seniors

Each spring, AAUW Morgan Hill awards several $1000 scholarships to 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.

For an application and further instructions, inquire at the high school's counseling office.

2020 High School Scholarship Recipients

Name High School Planned Major or Field of Study
Abigail Brendlen Sobrato Art, marketing
Amanda Cummings Live Oak Business, Law degree
Crystal Mendoza Central Vet. Assistant
Emily Dinh Sobrato Business
Gillian McCaw Live Oak Aerospace Engineering
Hannah Slaybers Sobrato Psych/Neuroscience
Kassandra Shores Live Oak Nursing
Shalimar McGuiness Sobrato International relations


Re-Entry/Deferred Entry Scholarships

Our local AAUW branch invites women with a connection to the local community to consider applying for one of these scholarships. Only current or past Morgan Hill residents or students who attended school in the Morgan Hill Unified School District are eligible. We welcome your application if you have a Morgan Hill connection and meet these additional criteria:

Re-Entry Scholarship

  • You are re-entering college after a break or interruption in your undergraduate studies.
  • You are re-enrolling or already are enrolled at a community college and plan to continue at a four-year institution or you are re-enrolling or already are enrolled at a four-year institution at this time.
  • You are working toward an Associate or Bachelor degree on a part-time (6 units) to full-time (12 units) basis.
  • You are able to demonstrate financial need.
  • You are able to provide verification of enrollment for the upcoming fall and/or spring term in order to receive any AAUW scholarship funds.

Deferred Entry Scholarship

  • You are transitioning to college and entering college for the first time after a break or interruption after graduating from high school or obtaining GED equivalent.
  • You are enrolling at a community college or enrolling at a four-year college/university at this time.
  • You will be working toward an Associate or Bachelor degree or will be taking career training courses leading to a specific certificate program on a part-time (6 units) to full-time (12 units) basis.
  • You are able to demonstrate financial need.
  • You are able to provide verification of enrollment for the upcoming fall and/or spring term in order to receive any AAUW scholarship funds.
RE-ENTRY/DEFERRED ENTRY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Women may apply for one of these scholarships by completing the appropriate section of the application.  Applications are due May 15, 2021.

RE-ENTRY/DEFERRED ENTRY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The AAUW scholarship committee looks forward to reviewing applications in support of women striving to achieve their educational goals.

2019 Students Receiving Re-Entry College Scholarship

Kim Benjamin CSU San Jose Communications
Rishelle Zertuche Gavilan Nursing

Lauren Jenkins Healthcare Profession Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of Lauren Jenkins, a clinical geneticist and former member of the AAUW Morgan Hill Branch. Lauren believed in the advancement of women and girls through education and actively worked with them to advance their technical skills and scientific goals.

Applicants must be accepted into a formal accredited university-based Healthcare Program- which leads to a professional practice license in fields such as nursing, dental, laboratory, medicine, molecular, pharmacy, radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, veterinary, etc. Scholarship Award: $2,000

LJ HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Please review the Lauren Jenkins Healthcare Scholarship Application for eligibility requirements. Applications are due June 1. The AAUW Morgan Hill Scholarship Committee will review the applications, make the final selection, and notify the winners.

LJ HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

2020 Lauren Jenkins Medical Scholarship Recipients

Name College Major or field of study
Cristina Avina New York Univ. Occupational therapy
Abbey Pfefferien UC Davis Veterinary medicine
Golnesa Safavi Midwestern School of Medicine MD

Enrollment Verification (Required For Above Scholarships)

ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION FORM

Enrollment Verification

All scholarship money for the above scholarships is paid, after enrollment is verified, directly to the college that the student is attending.

ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION FORM

Keeping In Touch (KIT) Grants

Previous AAUW scholarship winners who are currently undergraduates have the opportunity each year to apply for supplemental grants to support their continuing education.

KIT GRANT APPLICATION

Please complete our KIT Grant Application. Applications are due February 1. The AAUW Morgan Hill Scholarship Committee will review the applications and make the final selection.

KIT GRANT APPLICATION

2020 Keeping in Touch Grant Recipients

Name College Major or Field of Study
Lindsay Baker SJSU Nursing
Alyssa Gonzales SDSU Psychology
Raya Kavosh UC San Diego Data and Cognitive Science
Morgan Kissinger CSUMB Psych. Communications
Sruchi Patel UCLA Film and Television
Rachel Sjostedt UCSD Aero space Engineering
Arabella Williams UC Santa Cruz Psychology
Rishelle Zertuchi SJSU Communications