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 2nd or 3rd year college students during the upcoming academic year.

Our 2024 application is now closed. Stay tuned for next year’s application in January 2025.  Questions:

Announcing our 2024 Scholarship Winners!

* Aatmi Mehta is from Dublin and is enrolled in UCLA. She is majoring in Public Health with the goal of becoming “a compassionate and skilled medical professional”. She has made significant  contributions to the UCLA public health community through her volunteer activities.

* Lara Wiedemeier is from Livermore and is enrolled at San Jose State University. She is majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Microbiology and a Minor in Chemistry and Public Health. She is a member of our AAUW branch where she is an enthusiatic participant and role model in our STEM for Girls programs.

* Evelyn Arroyo is from Livermore and is enrolled at UC Berkeley. She is studying in Japan until August. Her Major is Political Economy with a concentration in East Asia, and she plans to enroll into a master’s program for an economics degree. She has worked for the City of Livermore Housing and Human Services. And she has worked as a manager for the Berkeley Student Cooperative.

* Aruna Nannapaneni is from Pleasanton and is enrolled at UC Davis and is majoring in Molecular and Medical Microbiology. She is currently working on single cell genomics data regarding early development. Her goal is to pursue a PhD studying ways to research bacteria, viruses and parasites pertaining to infectious diseases.


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.