Racine American Association of University Women will present $10,000 in scholarships and grants to Racine County women and organizations during a reception for recipients and branch members at the DeKoven Center on June 3.

Receiving a $4,000 scholarship is Kennia Coronado, a UW-Milwaukee student who is majoring in political science with a minor in Spanish.

Hannah Hecht, a UW-Madison student majoring in genetics, will be presented with a $2,500 scholarship.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to Jenna Franseen, a UW-Madison student majoring in international finance and business.

The scholarship committee also awarded $1,500 to the Gateway Technical College Foundation to assist women in financing the cost of the GED exams.

Each year, Racine AAUW awards scholarships to Racine County women enrolled in the second half of their associate degree program and women enrolled as a junior or senior at a four-year institution.

The American Association of University Women advances equity for all women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.

To find out more about Racine AAUW, go to www.racineaauw.org or www.facebook.com/racineaauw. For questions, email aauwracine@hotmail.com.

Book sale thanks

Thank you to everyone who helped make our May Used Book Sale a success. Watch for the dates of our fall book sale.

Proceeds from the sale go towards higher education for women.

GEMS conference

Racine AAUW just recently participated in the first annual GEMS (Girls Empowered in Math and Science) conference which was spearheaded by Girls Inc., which is part of Racine Family Literacy.

About 100 middle school girls from Mitchell and Starbuck Middle schools participated in the conference at the iMET Center where they took part in 45-minute hands-on workshops. Workshops included Fabrication Lab by Gateway-Racine and a Water Lab by Center for Developing Excellence.

AAUW values the importance of supporting girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as part of our mission to break through barriers for women and girls.

Nationally, AAUW’s programs such as Tech Trek and Tech Savvy introduce girls to successful female role models in STEM. Tech Trek is a weeklong science and math summer camp for girls who are entering the eighth grade, and Tech Savvy is a daylong STEM career conference for sixth through ninth grade girls and their families.

New programs

Our program committee is already busy planning programs for 2014-15. Be sure to check www.racineaauw.org to see what there is to look forward to.

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