Educ Funds News

Feb. 2015: Elect Her Conference at Univ of Redlands.  We are in the news:
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Nov. 2014: AAUW Redlands is starting a new program with AAUW National EF to establish the Redlands Branch Leadership Honorary Fund. This money raised by Redlands will enable the funds to be returned to Redlands and used for a leadership program of our choice:  the Elect-Her training program for students from the University of Redlands and Crafton CC. This money will train a minimum of 50 young women and pay for a trainer from Washington DC in the skills of running for office. The hope is with these skills the young women will return to their communities with these skills and help the next generation of women in leadership positions.

scholarshipOct. 2014 Local AAUW Redlands news: Kristen Fridersdorf is the recipient of the Bernice JohnDrew/Redlands branch endowment. Kristen has a bachelor’s degree from Whittier College in Early Childhood Development. She will use this scholarship to attend Orange coast College and receive a Vocational/technical education certificate in culinary arts and plans to combine her nonprofit leadership experience with an entrepreneurial food industry career.

Educational Foundation at AAUW National level:
Rich legacy continues with $3.7 million in awards for 2014–2015
academic year.

On August 1, 2014, The American Association of University Women announced the award of $3.7 million to its 2014–15 class of fellows and grantees. Selected from a wide pool of competitive applicants, the 244 awardees now join the ranks of Nobel Prize winners, celebrated authors, social entrepreneurs, and prominent scholars who have used AAUW funding to advance equality for women and girls.

AAUW launched the fellowships and grants program in 1888 to encourage women to seek advanced education. A distinguishing component of the program is that scholars may use their funding to pay for child care, transportation, books, and tuition — a factor that has increased the recipients’ success in pursuing graduate programs.

As a leading supporter of graduate women’s education, AAUW has awarded nearly $100 million in fellowships, grants, and awards to more than 12,000 women from 130 countries.

“These are life-changing awards,” said Gloria Blackwell, AAUW vice president of fellowships, grants, and global programs. “We’re so proud to continue this wonderful legacy 126 years later and see our alumnae thrive in their local communities and across the globe.” Read More…