AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Our local, Stanwood-Camano branch was established in 1936 and continues to be a contributing partner to the Stanwood, Camano Island and Arlington communities. 2018 marks our 72nd year.
Our branch offers scholarships to current residents of the Arlington, Stanwood, Camano Island area or graduates of Lakewood High School, Stanwood High School, Arlington High School, or Lincoln Hills High School. Applications for 2018 are available here 2018 Scholarship Application and on February 5 at washboard.org.
Each spring, our branch recognizes outstanding local high school juniors for their achievements in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Candidates are nominated by their high school teachers and honored at a reception with their families and mentors hosted by our members.
Come join the fun! AAUW’s focus on education takes place in a variety of ways. One of the most rewarding is partnering with Utsalady Elementary School. Opportunities abound. You can do as little as an hour a month or as many hours as you can spare. You can work “behind the scenes” or directly with students who need additional help. Friends, partners and neighbors are also welcome to join us. Bring a buddy! There is nothing more fun than to see a child who is “struggling” suddenly “get it.”
Established in 2013, AAUW-Washington Tech Trek is a sponsored science camp for girls entering the eighth grade. Girls are nominated by their middle school math and science teachers then go through a selection process with our branch Tech Trek Committee. The scholarship recipients attending the camp spend one week in college dorms with camp staff and explore hands-on activities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In 2017, the Stanwood-Camano branch was able to offer camp scholarships to four girls from our community. Due to the success of our Purses with Purpose in October, 2017 and the generous donation from the Stillaguamish Tribe and the Betty McCadden family we are pleased to announce an increase from 4 campers to 8 in 2018. Candidates will be nominated by their teachers at the middle schools of Stanwood and Arlington.
We are proud to sponsor the bi-partisan Candidate and Issues Forum during every major national or statewide election. Candidates or their representatives take your questions after a brief presentation. We also invite representatives, pro and con, for any ballot initiatives.
Watch for the announcement of the 2018 Candidate Forum in mid-October at Stanwood Middle School.
Email us for more information about any of our programs.