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Category: Outreach

AAUW SC Scholarship Application Period Opens February 5

The scholarship application process for our branch opens on Monday, February 5 for 2018. For the first time in our branch history, we will be awarding three $4,000 scholarships to qualified candidates due to the outstanding Purses with Purpose auction event this past October. We are hoping for and do anticipate an expanded pool of candidates this year and our scholarship team will be ready. Applications for 2018 are available on our Outreach page HERE and thewashboard.org HERE. What differentiates our branch from other organizations is our focus on students entering at least their junior year of college where the greatest need for financial/support assistance peaks. Please share with your family, friends and colleagues. Public announcements on our AAUW Stanwood-Camano scholarship will be seen in local newspapers and distributions as well as libraries and resource centers. The application deadline is Friday, May 11, 2018…

2017 Scholarship Winners: Claire & Morgan

We awarded our 2017 scholarships on June 25 at the Scholarship Tea at the home of Joyce Leak. Claire Mason and Morgan Shimkus were each awarded $4,000 to continue their undergraduate studies following a competitive application process where their scholastic achievements, rigorous studies, community involvements and volunteer contributions were highly noted. Claire Mason started her college career at Everett Community College in Running Start and is now at the University of Washington. She is pursuing a degree in international studies with a special emphasis on Middle Eastern Studies. Her goal is to achieve a law degree within this specialization and was recently accepted into the Jackson School of International Studies. At the University of Washington, Claire’s academic courses demonstrate focus, rigor and an above 3.5 grade point average. She continues to volunteer with Stanwood High School’s leadership program and was Head Counselor at the Mt. Olympus…

Tech Trek 2017

Our Tech Trek campers, Greta, Carolina, Grace, and Jolene, attended camp in July. They will be attending our October 12 meeting to tell us all about their camp experience. I attended the camp as a guest on Thursday, July 13, attending the afternoon session where electives were offered and also the evening session of professional night. There were two 1.5 hour elective sessions offered in the afternoon. The classes offered a variety from nursing procedures to shellfish in the Salish Sea, to mapping, optics and more. The classes were about a 45 minute introduction and then 45 minutes hands on. I was very impressed by the variety and the safety of the girls in the campus environment. Our nominee for the Betty McCadden Scholarship, Jolene Henrikson, was in quite a few of the sessions I attended including the evening session and she was a star. She was always engaged…