What We Do
All members of Seaside AAUW are members of Seaside AAUW Scholarship Foundation, which has a separate board focusing on fundraising and awarding scholarships to girls and women of our local communities. In addition we have helped support local middle school girls attend a summer Tech Trek program and honor a local girl or woman as part of the Breaking Barriers Award program. We also contribute to the national AAUW Funds scholarship program for advanced degrees and educational opportunities for women.
There is a separate Foundation Board which tends to the business of scholarship applications and awards. This year’s board is headed by Chairman Jane McGeehan, Treasurer Linda Schaeffer, and Secretary Joanne McIntyre. Other board members are Patti Breidenbach, Trisha Howell, Pat Johns, and Nancy Kruger. AAUW Branch President Cindy Gould acts as liaison with the entire branch membership.
Our local AAUW branch began modestly 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 Scholarship Foundation and mailed to PO Box 693, Seaside, OR 97138.
1) Seaside AAUW Scholarship for women returning to school after an absence of five years. One or more scholarship will be awarded each year for an amount up to $2000 for a woman enrolled in a two or four year college program. Applications may be downloaded here and are awarded in the spring of the year.
2) The 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. Scholarships are available through the counseling office of Seaside High School and complies with their due dates.
3) 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 use of girls or women. This application is due by February 15 of each year and should be returned to the president of the branch at Seaside AAUW, PO Box 693, Seaside, OR 97138.