Scholarships and Awards

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Download the .pdf application which is due June 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.

In 2014, 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 were 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.

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The LPD AAUW Local Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3). Most fundraising is done within the branch through an annual non-event. We have already raised $4200 for 2016 scholarships thanks to our generous donors.

View the 2015 scholarships flyer. Donations should be made to AAUW/LPD Local Scholarship Foundation. Contact Carolyn for details.

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!

AWARDS

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 Award. 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.

We look forward to meeting our 2015 recipient,  Jamie Atchinson, at our luncheon on June 6. She has a 3.68 GPA and plans to transfer to a university and ultimately receive a medical degree and would like to work with Doctors Without Borders.

This goal indicates what kind of person she is. She has spent many hours volunteering both on the campus of Las Positas and also in the community. She has been involved in many activities for the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honors Society and was elected student trustee of North California. Jamie has spent 92 hours volunteering for Las Positas College, including participating as a volunteer on College Day In the Bay Area community she volunteered with Kaiser Permanente and the American Red Cross in the Military Supply Drive to supply items useful to our service people. Jamie was responsible for a drive to collect school supplies for under-privileged children and she was the chair of a drive to collect warm coats for Shepard’s Gate. She does all this while keeping up her GPA!