AAUW Morgan Hill Philanthropy:

Your Donation Makes a Difference!

AAUW Morgan Hill’s Wildflower Fund, funded by our annual, highly successful Wildflower Run, enables AAUW Morgan Hill to generously support AAUW programs at the national, state, and local levels. We would like to thank our corporate sponsors, our members, and the Morgan Hill community for the support that you give our run, enabling us, in turn, to give back to our community

Read about individuals and organizations we have funded through Wildflower Run proceeds since 1984.


New in 2015, this program awards grants to local non-profit organizations and public schools for specific programs or projects that are in support of AAUW’s mission of equity for women and girls. Click here or contact us for more details.


Young Women Leaders

The Young Women Leaders is a group of dedicated high school and college women who are passionate about serving young girls in Morgan Hill by equipping them with key leadership skills. The YWL started as a small group of high school students, mentored by AAUW Morgan Hill members, running an annual all-day leadership conference by teens and for teens. Highlights include a keynote speaker, break out sessions on a variety of leadership topics, and a panel of local women leaders including Gavilan College president Dr. Kathleen Rose and Morgan Hill City Manager Christina Turner.The group now remains active throughout the year with various philanthropic and advocacy projects, focusing on leadership in social justice, equity for young women and climate change. Click here or contact us for details.

Leadership Morgan Hill

AAUW Morgan Hill encourages our members to expand their contributions to–and leadership within–the Morgan Hill community. Each year we sponsor the participation of a local woman in this community leadership development program. Click here or contact us for more details.

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) Scholarship

AAUW Morgan Hill annually awards a local college student a scholarship to this national conference. The scholarship, worth approximately $1,500, includes conference registration and travel expenses. Click here or contact us for more details.

Speech Trek

This AAUW California program begins on the branch level with a speech tournament for local high school students and culminates with three top statewide finalists performing their speeches at AAUW California’s state convention. Morgan Hill’s top three competitors are each awarded cash prizes and the winner’s speech is submitted to the state tournament for consideration. Click here or contact us for more details.


Nationally, AAUW provides educational opportunities and equity for women and girls through research and support of fellowship and grants programs. In particular, the Morgan Hill branch recently created a new national endowment: The Morgan Hill Wildflower Run Research and Projects Grant Endowment, begun in 2014 and and completed in 2019, funds community action and career development grants. AAUW also advocates in support of a member-determined public policy platform, funds legal action in sexual discrimination court cases, and provides leadership programming. Click here or contact us for more details.

We are proud that, while Morgan Hill has only 40,000 residents, the Morgan Hill branch of AAUW is consistently one of the top 20 branches nationwide in its financial support of AAUW’s national programs.or special projects. Click here or contact us for more details.


We are delighted to be able to offer a variety of scholarships and grants to local students aspiring to complete their higher education. These awards range from scholarships to students graduating from high school to students who choose to return to school to grants to previous scholarship recipients to some specifically targeted scholarships. Click here or contact us for more details.

College Scholarships for High School Seniors

AAUW Morgan Hill annually awards several $1000 scholarships to young women graduating from local public high schools: Sobrato, Live Oak, and Central High Schools.

College Scholarships for Re-Entry/Deferred Entry Students

AAUW Morgan Hill annually awards several scholarships to women re-entering school after a break in their education. This could be after partial completion of college, or after a break upon graduation from high school. Students graduating from the Morgan Hill Community Adult School are also eligible for these scholarships.

Keeping In Touch Grants

AAUW Morgan Hill awards about $8,000 annually to previous college scholarship winners. We aim to support and encourage students as they work toward college graduation.

Lauren Jenkins Healthcare Profession Scholarship

These $2000 scholarships are awarded annually to two students in a healthcare program. Depending on the number and quality of applications, the funds may be provided as two large scholarships or divided among multiple recipients.

Fritts Family STEM Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a current 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 may currently be attending a Community College, with plans to transfer to a 4-year school.


Tech Trek is an AAUW California program that sends middle school girls to attend a summer math/science camp. Morgan Hill is one of the most committed branches in California in this program. Each summer, we send eight girls from local public middle schools to a one-week camp at Stanford University.

Morgan Hill branch members have also participated as Tech Trek camp directors, dorm moms, and guest speakers. Each year, we also provide additional funding to the Stanford camp for field trips or special projects. Click here or contact us  for more details.