AAUW strives to encourage women who wish to improve their lives through higher education.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a national organization which for more than 130 years has worked to improve the lives of women and their families. The Green Valley Branch has been in existence for over 45 years. Since 2016 it has joined with LUNA as a host of LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival that champions and supports women. LUNAFEST is an event that is held in the spring. It is open to the public and has become so popular that it regularly sells out. The recipients are full or part-time students at Pima Community College.
2022 Scholarship Awards
Jennifer Alexis: Jennifer’s program of study is Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood.
Suzanne Dwaik: Suazanne is enrolled in the Cybersecurity program at Pima Community College. Her goal is to earn a degree in computer science.
Maria Gutierrez: Maria is enrolled in the Nursing program at Pima Community College.
Bepholine Howe: Bepholine is enrolled in the Nursing program at Pima Community College. Her goal is to become a registered nurse
Mercedes Jones: Mecedes is enrolled in the Cybersecurity program at Pima Community College.
Rachel Louellen Luke: Rachel is enrolled in the Nursing program at Pima Community College.
2021 Scholarship Awards
Samantha Barrera has chosen a major in Forensic Psychology with the goal of pursuing a career in criminal law.
Blair Gomez is also a nursing student. She “personally understands the struggle of a single mother seeking to make a better life.” Ashley Keller
Ashley Keller is a nursing student. She spent thirteen years in humanitarian aid in Zambia, Africa.
Harley Plasencio was also a recipient last year. She is a first generation college student who is enrolled full-time in the nursing program.
Keli Smith is seeking an Associate of Science with a major in science. She is an artist who became inspired on a trip to Cambodia.