Local Scholarships

This interest group works through the Financial Aid office at Cabrillo College, and STARS at UCSC,  We award scholarships to women over 25 who are reentering the academic world after interrupting or not starting college immediately after high school for any number of reasons.  Interested applicants should contact the offices mentioned above at Cabrillo and UCSC.

We encourage donations to this tax–exempt fund. Donors who wish to support this worthwhile project can send checks, made out to AAUW Santa Cruz Branch Local scholarships, to:  Jeanne Jorgensen, 270 19th Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062.

Tech Trek

AAUW Santa Cruz Branch participates in the state-wide Tech Trek program, held on college campuses for one week each summer.  Featuring hands-on activities in science, mathematics and related fields, this program is open to girls entering 8th grade who are nominated by their teachers.  Girls from the Santa Cruz area attend Tech Trek on the Stanford University campus.  AAUW branches underwrite the cost of camp attendance. To support this endeavor, please send tax-exempt checks to:  AAUW CA SPF with Santa Cruz County Tech Trek, Camp Hopper on the memo line.  Send to: Kris Sheehan 215 Brodin Lane Corralitos, CA 95076.

AmazonSmile: You can now donate to Local Scholarships and Tech Trek.

Go to to get started. Please note the first time you use it you need to designate AAUW Santa Cruz as the charity you want to designate.  There is an easy pop up that asks. Thank you for supporting these important programs.