Local Scholarships

AAUW San Ramon believes in giving back to the community and in helping girls and women pursue their educational goals. The branch raises funds for scholarships for local high school seniors and for the Renaissance Scholars program at Cal State East Bay.

Our branch is offering scholarships to graduating senior girls from California, Dougherty Valley, and Venture high schools.

  • Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the fall of 2022.
  • Applications will be evaluated on the basis of scholarship, educational goals, and campus and community involvement.
  • Completed applications must be received by March 25, 2022.

Please contact your school counselor for further information.

The application may also be downloaded here.


2021 High School Scholarship Recipients

The 2021 scholarship recipients have been selected! We have awarded $1,000 scholarships to five outstanding young women from California High School. The quality of applicants continues to be very strong, with this year’s recipients presenting a wide range of skills and interests. They have demonstrated significant academic skills as well as accomplishments in music, art, science, athletics, world languages, and leadership. Several have also been very involved in community volunteer or social activities, participated in internships, or held part-time jobs.

Our process for selecting these recipients followed a similar pattern to 2020 in that we were not able to meet our applicants in person.

Interviews: Since we were not able to have personal meetings, we did a paper screening and then selected five recipients for our $1,000 scholarships.

Zoom Meetings: Julie Gin, Loranne Weir, Sally Scholl, Sally Blackwell, and I met with each recipient to congratulate them personally and to gain more personal information as we do during the individual interviews.

Home Visits: Julie, Loranne, and I visited each of the recipient’s homes (maintaining social distance and wearing masks) to meet with them and present them with some congratulatory goodies along with informational paperwork required for our organization and their university. They were also invited to our Zoom End-of-the-Year Celebration event. I hope that those of you who attended this event were able to meet them briefly.

We are pleased that we are able to support these very deserving young women. To read about each young woman please refer to our June newsletter.


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Nikhita D., Melanie W., Christine O.

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 Aavani R., Sophie C.