A Note from the Scholarship Committee by Anna Storey

For several years, our AAUW branch has been able to offer between three and four scholarships of $2,000 each to women 25 years and older who are working on their first baccalaureate degree and need financial assistance. At Showcase, the recipients of these scholarships share their educational plans, sometimes a few of their life stories, and their deep gratitude for the help these scholarships provide. These scholarships are the result of the donations made by members when they renew their memberships and through additional special gifts, often in memory of a loved one and or dear friend. Before she died, Ruth Burgess named Scholarships as an option for donations in her memory. Should you wish you make a donation to Scholarships in someone’s memory, send your gift to AAUW Sacramento Branch, 1361 Vallejo Way, Sacramento, CA 95818. The scholarship committee is very grateful for all the donations and all the support from branch members. Without you, we would have no scholarships to offer. Thank you!

Congratulations to AAUW Scholarship winner Emily Wirth and her family. In November, Emily and her family were formally given the keys to their new home, built by Habitat for Humanity as the first build for a veteran. Susana Mullen and Anna Storey attended the dedication, a festive and uplifting event. Emily and her family now have a lovely home and are moving forward to realize their dreams. The picture shows Emily’s husband, Mark, an Air Force veteran, receiving the keys to the house.