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.

Our 2024 application period will open in January.

Announcing our 2023 Scholarship Winners

      • Sangavi Suresh Kumar – UCLA
      • Juliana Santiago – UC Berkeley
      • Alejandra V. Quezada Sermeno – University of San Francisco

Sangavi Suresh Kumar is from Dublin and will be attending UCLA, majoring in Psychology.

She retains a high GPA while giving back to the students at Las Positas by tutoring and helping with a Free Food Program at Las Positas. Learn more about Sangavi here.


Juliana Santiago is from Livermore and will attend UC Berkley, majoring in Media Studies. Juiliana eventually wants to attend Law School and work in Public Policy to improve economic and social outcomes for marginalized communities.

She retains a high GPA while tutoring and working as an Assistant for the City of Livermore posting events amongst other endeavors.  Learn more about Juliana here.


Alejandra V. Quezada Sermeno is from Livermore and is attending the University of San Francisco in Sacramento, majoring in Nursing.  She obtains a high GPA while participating in a variety of volunteering activities. She works with veterans and tutors students in English as well as being involved in other volunteer efforts such as participating in food banks.  Learn more about Alejandra here.

Scholarship Fundraising

The LPD AAUW Local Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3). Most fundraising is done within the branch through an annual non-event.  Donation letters for this year’s event have gone out in the mail to all members.  Through our branch member’s generosity, we were able to provide scholarships to two young women!!

Each year we have a non-event fundraiser, giving our members and others the opportunity to donate to a good cause without purchasing a ticket, buying a new outfit or leaving your home. The themed fundraiser letter offers suggested donation amounts based upon activities or interests you might actually want to purchase or bid on if you were attending an actual fundraiser. Anyone can donate. Membership is not required! Donations should be made to AAUW/LPD Local Scholarship Foundation. Contact our fundraising event chair to make your non-member donations.

Thanks to our generous members and others, the current year’s donations will fund scholarships for next spring.  We take donations throughout the year and they are tax-deductible. Contact us for more information.