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

Linh An Ann Sobrato High School
Shirley Antonio Arriaga Live Oak High School Biomedical Engineering
Alyssa Gonzales Live Oak High School CSU San Diego Biology
Lindsey Hillesland Live Oak High School University of British Columbia Political Science
Katelyn Lemieux Ann Sobrato High School
Julie Muzzi Live Oak High School Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Agriculture/Business
Tiffany Nguyen Ann Sobrato High School University of Rochester Biology
Sruchi Patel Ann Sobrato High School UCLA Film / TV
Sandra Zamora Saldana Central High School Gavilan Community College Photography

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.

RE-ENTRY/DEFERRED ENTRY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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 amount: $2,000

HEALTHCARE PROFESSION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Applications are due June 1. The AAUW Morgan Hill Scholarship Committee will review the applications, make the final selection, and notify the winners.

HEALTHCARE PROFESSION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

2020 Lauren Jenkins Healthcare Profession 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

Fritts Family STEM Scholarship

Susan Oldham-Fritts and her late husband David Fritts were STEM professionals with a shared passion for education and mentoring women and girls in the fields of science and engineering. Susan, a retired researcher, chemical engineer, and branch member, has been actively involved in Tech Trek, GEMS, the Synopsys Championship, South Valley Science and Engineering Fair, and various local science outreach activities. In addition to helping her with many of these activities, David was a failure analysis engineer who was instrumental in training female graduate engineers in the electronics industry. Their commitment to equity for all in the STEM fields lives on through this scholarship.

Applicants must currently be a freshman, sophomore, or junior working toward a bachelor’s degree in science, math, technology, or engineering and planning to graduate from an accredited four-year college or university. They must live or have lived within the Morgan Hill Unified or Gilroy Unified School District boundaries. They must have a demonstrable financial need. Scholarship amount: $1000.

STEM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Applications are due June 1. The AAUW Morgan Hill Scholarship Committee will review the applications, interview candidates, make the final selection, and notify all applicants by June 15.

STEM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Enrollment Verification (Required For All 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