Each May, Aurora AAUW awards at least one $1,000 scholarship to an Aurora resident for their junior or senior year at a Colorado college or university with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Because of the generosity of our members and community, we often award more than one scholarship.
Our Local Scholarship is supported by a fall fundraiser luncheon at Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Additionally, friends and family have donated to the scholarship in honor of long time AAUW members who have passed.
We greatly appreciate your support.
If you would like a scholarship application, please click here.
2016 Scholarship Winners
Four scholarships of $1000 were awarded to Aurora residents this year.
Eduardo Garcia graduated from Aurora Central High School and the Community College of Aurora with a 3.78 GPA. He will be a junior at Metropolitan State University of Denver, majoring in Sociology. Eduardo is the first in his family to graduate high school and attend college. He is a member of Authors Police Explorer Program and a volunteer tutor. He has also been a work study student in Financial Aid at CCA.
Meron Gebreyesus is from Ethiopia and graduated from CCA with a 3.895 GPA. She has been accepted into the Colorado University College of Nursing. Meron hopes to become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatrics. She is married and has a wonderful 15 month old son.
Teresa Hernandez will be a senior at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center and will receive a degree in nursing. Theresa worked in the medical field for nine years before she was able to apply for the nursing program. Her hard work and diligence have made her education possible.
Sarah Marshall will be a junior at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She graduated with a 4.0 from CCA. Sarah will receive her degree in accounting . She comes with excellent recommendations from Financial Aid Dept. of CCA.
2015 Scholarship Winners
Four scholarships totaling $ 3,500 were awarded to Aurora residents at our May luncheon.
Amanda Pajonk is the President of the Women’s Coalition at the Community College of Aurora and will attend the University of Colorado Denver and major in accounting. Sonja Ford will attend Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver and plans to work in the field of K-12 Special Education. Stephanie Aker will attend the University of Colorado College of Nursing where she plans to become a registered nurse and work with at risk populations. Maria Garibay Campos attends Metropolitan State University where she is a Student Trustee for student government. She will major in accounting with the ultimate goal of delivering financial empowerment to under served communities.
2014 Scholarship Winners
In May 2014, we awarded $3500 in scholarships to four Aurora residents. Jose Guerrero Baez is a junior majoring in nursing at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Chelsea Brunner is a junior majoring in Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University. She plans to become a chiropractor. Brianna Whitaker is a senior at Colorado State University majoring in business Administration. She is interested in working for a non-profit that focuses on providing education to under represented communities. Breanna Snyder (not pictured) is a senior at Colorado State University majoring in Health and Exercise Science. She would like to work with college or professional sports.
2013 Scholarship Winners
We awarded three $1,000 scholarships and one $ 750 scholarship in 2013.
Kara Ninke is a senior at Colorado School of Mines majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She intends to specialize in renewable energy.
Sandra Padilla is a junior at the Women’s College of Denver University majoring in Information Technology.
Jugbeh Doe Smith is a graduate of the Community College of Aurora and a student affiliate member of Aurora AAUW. She will be attending the University of Colorado Denver majoring in Business Administration.
Maria Campos is a student at the Community College of Aurora and is enrolled in the Pathway to Nursing program associated with Anschutz Medical Campus. She plans to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
2012 Scholarship Winners
We awarded three $1,000 scholarships in 2012.
Ramona Ellis is a Law and Society major, minoring in Business Administration at Denver University.
Nathalia Martinez is a graduate of the Community College of Aurora and is finishing her first semester at University of Colorado Denver majoring in nursing.
Sharna Morris is majoring in Business Administration at Denver University.
2011 Scholarship Winners
Tiffany Schied is attending the Women’s College at the University of Denver on a part-time basis, majoring in information technology systems.
Cheryll Boutin attends school at the University of Colorado Denver. Her ultimate goal is to become a pediatric nurse with a BS in Nursing.
2010 Scholarship Winners
Farhana Blair attends the Women’s College at the University of Denver.
Beth Lomas attends the University of Northern Colorado Urban Education Center at Lowry, majoring in elementary education with emphasis on library work.
Angela Ross attends the Women’s College at the University of Denver, majoring in communications.
2009 Scholarship Winners
Lisa Ginn is a senior at the University of Northern Colorado Lowry Campus majoring in special education.
Jodi Weil is a senior attending the University of Northern Colorado Lowry Campus majoring in elementary education.
2008 Scholarship Winners
Victoria Carter is a senior at Metropolitan State College, majoring in human development and psychology with an emphasis on working with troubled teenagers.
Nancy Funk is in her junior year at the University of Northern Colorado Urban Education Program, majoring in elementary education.