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AAUW Tahoe-Nevada Chapter awards scholarships

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The Tahoe-Nevada Chapter of the American Association of University Women will award $20,000 in scholarship funds to deserving women and girls in the Incline Village community area. These include two recipients from Incline High School, four continuing college students (renewals), two re-entry education/graduate students and four Incline Middle School recipients for Summer/Fall enrichment programs.

"We are excited to be able to make these funds available to these deserving students," remarks incoming 2015-2016 President, Charlotte Curtis. "Our process is quite detailed and it's always a difficult choice. Still, we are proud of all those who applied, especially our scholarship recipients."

A $2,500 scholarship was awarded to Alondra Luna and Chloe Whatmore. Ms. Luna will be attending the TMCC Nursing program and Ms. Whatmore will attend Boston College. These scholarships will assist these young ladies for their first year of higher education, with the possibility of continuing AAUW scholarship assistance based on their academic performance.

Four students are continuing their undergraduate studies and will be awarded $2,000 each, pending their 2014-15 academic performance. Re-entry college assistance in the amount of $2,500 each was awarded to Briana Zucchet (prospective paralegal) and Justina Hillman (graduate school) pending their 2014-15 grade point averages.

In addition, AAUW local chapter allocated $2,000 for one female Middle School student to attend the UNR Math Science Camp, as well as four students to attend the Marin Headlands and San Francisco field trip this coming September.

For many years, the AAUW Tahoe Nevada has raised money for college scholarships for high school graduates. The scholarships are renewable and are re-awarded each year provided the recipient continues to be academically qualified. In the future the AAUW hopes to expand its program to include more math and science educational opportunities for middle school girls.