The DAW AAUW offers scholarships to local women to help them complete their academic degree programs. Our Local Scholarship project is managed by the AAUW CA Special Projects Fund, a 501(c)(3) fund, Tax ID 68-043071. Our branch has provided over $93,000 in scholarships over the last eight years to help local college women complete their degree programs. Applications are due in spring to support the following fall academic term.
Meet the 2020 Scholarship Awardees
Christina Adams, Danville, will be a senior at Cal Poly in the fall majoring in Industrial Engineering. She has interned each summer while in college and aspires to work on artificial intelligence and augmented reality projects after graduation.
Elizabeth Vojvoda, Danville, will be a third year student at Cal Poly majoring in Biochemistry. After participating in several research groups, she has decided to go to medical school rather than aim for a PHD in biochemistry. She will also be the recipient of the Jane Trittipo Memorial Scholarship since she will be pursuing a medical career which is a requirement of this award.
Kaanan Goradia, San Ramon, is currently pursuing a BS in Biological Sciences at UC Davis where she will be a senior in Fall 2020. She was a part of Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences at California High School in San Ramon which sparked her interest in the medical field. After graduation she will be applying to graduate programs in physical therapy.
Alexandra McCabe, Danville, is majoring in Biomedical Engineering at Cal Poly. She has participated in some projects to develop medical devices to improve patient’s lives and wants to increase the quality of life for patients with disabilities.
Sienna McDonald, Danville, attended an AAUW Tech Trek camp at Stanford in 7th grade which sparked her interest in marine biology. After earning her BS in Biology at Brigham Young University she will be attending UC Davis Veterinary School this fall. She wants to specialize in wild life medicine after completion.
Sara Steingraf, Danville, attends Boise State University with a goal of teaching in elementary or special education. She wants to become a mentor teacher.
Socoro Tamayo-Perez, Walnut Creek, will be transferring to CSU San Jose to major in Sociology and ultimately build on her experience as a program coordinator at the Monument Crisis Center to uplift under privileged communities.