Welcome to the Seaside (OR) Branch of AAUW!

Presidents Note:

Wow! I think we can all agree, it’s been a wild ride the last few months. We are living in a period of profound change: a global pandemic, political upheavals, economic crisis, and a powerful uprising for the Black Lives Matter movement. Protests have erupted not just across the country but across much of the world. The anti- discrimination protests have led to both an outpouring of support and criticism. Reflection and deep thought is a daily exercise as we all try to navigate the changing world around us. Our country has become divisive. Is this the new normal? I hope not. Perhaps profound change can be a motivator for inclusion and positive unity?

Hope – a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

Hope is the one thing we must have to get us through tough times. Hope is how we come out stronger than we were before. Hope is having faith that we are exactly where we are supposed to be. Hope is seeing the light through the darkness. Hope is what will change this world for the better.

I, your new President at the AAUW Seaside Branch, along with your board, are excited for the opportunity to work with all of you to bring about positive change, to shake things up, be part of an amazing movement that will be talked about for generations. A movement where all women and men are actively working to help bring inclusion and opportunity for others in these trying times. Together, we can overcome fears of change, create new ideas, have new conversations, develop new friendships, bring new beginnings fun and enlightening, and yes, perhaps a new normal.

We need to rise above. We need to have tough conversations.  We need to be vulnerable and realize our old ideas may need to be replaced. We need to respectively listen and be respectively heard.

Your Seaside AAUW Branch board is committed to finding ways we can plan for a changing future and finding our way in this wild new world.  It is not a time for stagnation; this is an opportunity for a rehabilitation of our world. It is a time to surge forward with new ideas, new vibes and big change.  So get ready to surge my friends. When women come together, there is an immense power to create, nurture and transform that of which is unstoppable.

Jamey Hendricks
AAUW Seaside President-

A Message From AAUW Members on Open Membership

Seaside AAUW Scholarships 

The purpose of Seaside AAUW Foundation is to advance equity for women and girls through the support of scholarships and educational programs for women seeking further education. 

We operate through a Board currently headed by Maureen Casterline and Carol Brenneman, co-presidents. Other board members are Catriona Penfield, Joanne McIntyre, and Alvis Porter.  Jamey Hendricks, Seaside AAUW Branch president, acts as a liaison with our sister group.

Our local AAUW branch began with a scholarship of $300 in 1990 and were granted 501c3 status in 2005.  If you would like to help us with this important work, checks may be made out to Seaside AAUW Scholarship Foundation and mailed to PO Box 119, Seaside, OR 97138 or use your PayPal account through the Donate button on this website. 

Scholarship Opportunities

  • Seaside AAUW Scholarship for women returning to school after an absence of five years. One or more scholarships will be awarded each year for an amount up to $2000 for a woman enrolled in a two- or four-year college program. We are actively looking for candidates for this scholarship now. 

Download scholarship application here.

  • June Stromberg Scholarship is a $1000 award for a graduating Seaside High School student who is the first female in her family to go to college. Scholarship applications are available through the counseling office and complies with their due dates.
  • Seaside AAUW Scholarships for $1000 are available to graduating Seaside and Warrenton students who are the first females in their family to go to college. Number of available scholarships may vary depending on available funds. Students should apply through Warrenton or Seaside High Schools.
  • Breaking Barriers Achievement Award is for a woman or girl who has demonstrated an exceptional ability to break barriers for women and girls. This award carries with it a $500 scholarship which can be donated to an educational program by the Award winner for either her use or the of girls or women. Due dates for this application will be announced and should be returned to the Foundation at PO Box 119, Seaside, OR. 97138.

AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.