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.

Those who received our 2013 scholarships included Sarah Nicole Williams, (continuing her education at Claremont McKenna College), Patricia Aubel (continuing at San Jose State), and Katrina Schulz (continuong at CSU, Sacramento).

In 2012, we were pleased to award scholarships to Kendra Knudsen, , Molly Jow, and Rachel McCaslin as they continued their education towards Bachelor degrees. In 2011, Caitlin Dourov, Michele Basile were awarded scholarships. The LSF is a 501(c)(3). Most fundraising is done within the branch through an annual non-event. Download the .pdf application which is due May 1, 2014 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.

Each year we have a non-event fundraiser to support our foundation. View the flyer. Let’s all participate in this virtual event, which this year has several travel possibilities to England! All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 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.

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 whiel working, studying, and being active in several campus clubs.