Local Scholarships and Grants
We award annual scholarships to local graduating high school seniors, women returning to college after an absence from education, and women who have taken a break from education after high school who are entering college for the first time, women in the nursing and health care fields and previous scholarship winners.
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.
2019 High School Seniors Receiving College Scholarships
|Shirley Antonio Arriaga||Live Oak High School||Bio medical Engineering|
|Alyssa Gonzales||Live Oak High School||Biology|
|Lindsey Hillesland||Live Oak High School||Political Science|
|Julie Muzzi||Live Oak High School||Agricultural Business|
|Linh An||Sobrato High School||Biology|
|Katelyn Lemieux||Sobrato High School|
|Tiffany Nguyen||Sobrato High School||Biology|
|Sruchi Patel||Sobrato High School||Film and TV|
|Sandra Zamora Saldana||Gavilan College||Photography|
Re-Entry/Deferred Entry Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded by AAUW to women who have attended, college, taken a break and chosen to return to complete their education; as well as students who delayed starting college immediately after high school graduation.
The AAUW scholarship committee will review the applications and make the final selections based on the following criteria:
Re-entering college after a break or having deferred entering college after graduation from high school
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
2019 Students Receiving Re-Entry College Scholarship
|Kim Benjamin||CSU San Jose||Communications|
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 2019 we awarded five Healthcare Profession scholarships.
|Kaleasha Acevedo||Gavilan College||Nursing|
|Marisol Cervantes||CSU Stanislaus||Nursing|
|Izamary Ibanez||Gavilan College||Nursing|
|Morgan Kissinger||CSU Monterey Bay||Marriage/Family Therapist|
|Xuan-Uyen Nguyen||CSU San Diego||Neo Natal Nursing|
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.
2019 KIT grant recipients:
|Jordyne Atkins||CSULA||Admin. of Justice|
|Anita Alvarez||CSU Monterey Bay||Psych.|
|Lindsay Baker||Gavilan||Allied Health|
|Ariana Berumen||UC Berkeley||Sociology|
|Lyssa Fuentes||CSU Monterey Bay||Pre Law|
|Raya Kavosh||UC San Diego||Data Science|
|Shannon Mortela||CSU Monterey Bay||Sociology|
|Shelby McDonald||Calif. Baptist Univ.||Psych.|
|Lifen Shi||Cal Poly San Luis||Bio. Med. Engineering|