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2013-01-17

AAUW seeks women for scholarships

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Applications are now being accepted by the Kerrville Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) for its annual Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded to women who have been accepted into or are presently enrolled at the graduate level in an accredited college or university. According to AAUW chair Linda Christian, the scholarship is open to residents in Kerr, Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall, or Kimble counties. Deadline for the applications is Feb. 21, 2013.
The recipient will be selected from finalists after an interview by the local AAUW branch scholarship committee comprised of Christian, Jeanie Webb, Betty Henderson, and Anne Byrne.
Last year's scholarship was awarded to English teacher Peggy Simmons, completing a Master's Degree at Texas Tech University. Other recent recipients were Kelly Haile of Sisterdale, studying Wildlife Management at Texas A&M University, Patricia Rivera of Fredericksburg, who earned a Master of Education degree at Schreiner University, Heidi Hilmer of Kerrville, whose area of study was Educational Technology, and Anne Shackleford, a local Nurse Practitioner.
The scholarship's aim is to assist local women to obtain advanced education and help improve the lives of area residents. Although many applicants are career women in the field of education, AAUW encourages and receives competitive applications from women in many fields, including social services, health care, natural science, business and law.
The annual local scholarship is provided by the more than 100 members of the Kerrville Branch AAUW. Applications are available at the Branch website www.aauwkerrville.org or contact
Linda Christian at 830-928-9363 or lgcdoover@hotmail.com.