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AAUW Tahoe Nevada announces matching grant program

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A matching grant program of up to $10,000 was recently offered to the Tahoe Nevada chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) by the Geri and Stuart Yount Family Courage Sans Peur Foundation.

In order to attain these funds, the chapter must match donations from any source by Jan. 31, 2015. The monies will benefit the AAUW's Scholarship Fund.

The mission of the Courage Sans Peur Foundation is to encourage healthy families and to empower deserving children to become contributing members of society.

"The AAUW Scholarship Fund fits our mission perfectly," said Mrs. Yount, "and that is why we have chosen to support it. AAUW helps deserving women in our community to achieve their higher education goals. Our family is proud to support this endeavor."

For many years, AAUW Tahoe Nevada has raised funds in order to provide college scholarships for local high school graduates.

In 2014, AAUW Scholarships were awarded to two local graduates as well as to a local woman returning to college/trade school.

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Future plans include participation in Math Camp or other Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-themed events for local middle school-age girls.

The AAUW Scholarship Committee continues to be impressed by the high caliber of young women who apply. AAUW scholarships are renewable, and if the recipient remains academically qualified, will be re-awarded each year.

All community members are encouraged to support local women in achieving their potential through higher education by helping the AAUW Tahoe Nevada meet the $10,000 goal.

The AAUW Tahoe Nevada Branch is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation registered with the Nevada Secretary of State.

Contributions may be sent to AAUW Tahoe Nevada, P.O. Box 5465, Incline Village, NV, 89450.

To arrange other means of making your contribution or for questions involving an account fund transfer, please contact the AAUW Tahoe Nevada chapter Treasurer, Sandra Cloninger, at scloninger@sierranevada.edu.