Scholarship

Scholarships

You may contact a Board Member if you wish to donate to these programs or assist in fund raising.

The Branch supports 3 types of Scholarship programs:

1. Local Scholarships
2. Tech Trek Camperships
3. Education Foundation Grants

1. Local Scholarship committee

The Local Scholarship Committee raises funds and selects the recipients for transfer scholarships that are awarded to West Valley College women majoring in mathematics, science or related fields. The scholarship awards vary from $500 to $1000 and are paid when the students register at 4-year colleges or universities. This year the committee awarded one $1,000 scholarship and two $600 scholarships. The recipients are invited to a Spring luncheon where they are introduced to members of the Branch.
The chair of the Local Scholarship Committee for 2016-2017 is Sumi Tanabe; Atanabe@hotmail.com and Marilyn Fuller, Co-chair; mdfuller1@aol.com

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2. Tech Trek Camperships

Tech Trek is a California AAUW math/science camp program designed to develop interests, excitement and self-confidence in young women who will enter eighth grade in the fall. It features hands-on activities in math, science and related fields. All sleeping, eating, instructional and recreational facilities are located at the university campus where the camp is held.
Girls are recommended by their 7th grade math or science teachers. A Los Gatos-Saratoga AAUW committee interviews the girls and decides who will receive scholarships to attend. The number of girls chosen depends on the amount of money raised.
Businesses and local service organizations, such as the Lions are encouraged to donate funds for the camperships. For more information please contact Chair, Cynthia Miller, cynthia@koshume.com.

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3. What Is the Education Foundation?

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation (EF) supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

There are several categories of fellowships or grants:
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.
Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force.
Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or nondegree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Supplemental grants support community-based projects in the fellow's home country.
Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study (during the fellowship year) in designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.
University Scholar-in-Residence, located at a college or university, undertakes and disseminates research on gender and equity for women and girls.

Each EF program has its own application details, eligibility requirements and deadlines. You can learn more and get specific details at the AAUW website www.aauw.org.

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