This interest group works through the Financial Aid office at Cabrillo College, http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/finaid/scholarshipbinder.html and STARS at UCSC, http://stars.ucsc.edu/. 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.
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 which is currently $900/girl. To support this endeavor, send tax-exempt checks to: AAUWE-CA-SPF c/o Mary K Simpson, Tech Trek Coordinator, 11 Hudson Lane, Aptos CA 95003.