Scholarships and Awards


gradThe LPD AAUW Local Scholarship Foundation is a project of the Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin Branch of the American Association of University Women. The Foundation awards scholarships to qualified applicants each year who will be either juniors or seniors in college during the upcoming academic year.

This year, the L-P-D Branch presented three college scholarships amounting to over $4,000 to local women entering their third year of college.  The scholarship winners are Patricia Aubel, Kelly Morgan and Nicole Triplett.

Patricia Aubel graduated from Livermore High School and is currently a junior at San Jose State with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Biology.  This summer Patricia researched cancer genomics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  Only twenty-five students out of 1,000 applicants were chosen to participate in this research.  Her career goal is to help people live longer, healthier lives.

Kelly Morgan graduated from Amador Valley High School and is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin/Madison majoring in Genetics.  Her career goal is oncology genetics counseling.  Kelly has done volunteer counseling at a center for at-risk teens and also at a facility for developmentally disabled adults.

Nicole Triplett graduated from Amador Valley High School and is currently a junior at Cal State, Sacramento.  She is majoring in Business Administration/Marketing with a minor in Economics.  Kelly’s career goal is to become a Sports Marketer.  She has enjoyed raising Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Download the .pdf application which is due May 1, 2015 to our committee. If you have an up-to-date version of the free Adobe Reader, you should be able to complete and save the application on your computer. SEE INSTRUCTIONS TO DOWNLOAD/COMPLETE THE FORM.

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The LSF is a 501(c)(3). Most fundraising is done within the branch through an annual non-event. View the 2015 scholarships flyer. Donations should be made to AAUW/LPD Local Scholarship Foundation. Contact Carolyn for details. We raised $600 recently through a jewelry party at Wendy Ping’s home – but are a LONG WAY from our goal, so be sure to give generously when your letter arrives.

Remember, donations are welcome at anytime, not limited to the few months that we promote our annual fundraiser. Anyone can donate. Membership is not required!


Each year our branch honors a student graduating from Las Positas Community College and transferring in pursuit of a bachelors degree with the LPD Tribute to Excellence ARachel Crosby, 2014 Tribute to Excellence recipientward. The award recognizes significant academic excellence, completion of 60 units, and community involvement. The award winner is chosen by the Las Positas faculty.  Our branch has been giving it since 1990.

The 2014 recipient is Rachel Crosby, who plans to transfer to U.C. Davis in their managerial economics program in Fall 2015. Crosby has an interest in economics and business and works 20 hours a week as an online business developer for a local engineering firm. She has maintained a 3.63 GPA while working, studying, and being active in several campus clubs.