The Redding Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently awarded $11,200 in its annual college scholarships to seven local women, who have completed two-year degrees at Shasta College, to further their career education. The scholarship recipients, who provided presentations on their future education and career plans at a recent AAUW Redding Branch meeting, are (from left to right in the group photo): Heather Tyler, Phoenix Bartlett, Dominique Sommer, Marianna Burton and Melissa Lockie. Two recipients, who were not available for the picture, are Emily Disney and Mairi Regalado.
“The scholarship recipients’ future career plans include nursing, social services and a USDA inspector,” said Heatherlee Hamon, Education Chair, Scholarship Committee for AAUW Redding. Other members of the committee included Pat Williams, Tammy Douse, Debbie Stokes and Patty Jones.
AAUW Redding Branch Educational Scholarships
The Redding Branch of AAUW has awarded more than $270,000 in educational scholarships to 442 North State young women since 1948. And it continues to develop a $685,000 endowment fund to address education, equity and advancement for women and girls.
The branch’s annual Home Tour and Art Show, which is Nov 2 & 3 this year, is the main fundraiser for these scholarship funds. $10,200 of this year’s scholarship funds were raised by last year’s Home Tour and Art Show, and an additional $1,000 is from the Muriel Weissberg Scholarship. For information on this event, go to www.AAUWRedding.org. Tickets for the 2018 Home Tour will be available in early October via the website and local outlets.
AAUW Redding (Redding Branch of the American Association of University Women)
Established in 1942, the nearly 200-member Redding Branch of AAUW has served Northern California for more than 75 years. A key goal of the Redding organization is to foster educational opportunities locally. In support of this goal, AAUW Redding provides scholarships; conducts a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) conference for North State middle school girls, Women in STEM; and annually sponsors seventh grade girls at AAUW’s regional “Tech Trek” summer camps. For more information on AAUW, go to www.AAUWRedding.org or visit our Facebook page.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Nationally, with more than 100,000 members, AAUW has a long and distinguished history (137 years) of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe.