AAUW Longmont’s Scholarships

Since 1952, our Branch has awarded $61,805 in scholarships.  Our giving started with one $50 scholarship to one Longmont High School graduating senior girl and has continued to grow …

Today, the purpose of these scholarships administered by the Longmont Community Foundation is to provide funding to encourage women to pursue higher education in order to increase their ability to have a positive impact in their field and community, including women returning to school to update their knowledge or skills.

At least one student each year will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded to one or more women who meet all of the following:

  • Has completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours at the time of application
  • Is currently working towards an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or certificate at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States (full-time or part-time)
  • Is pursuing a career that promotes equity for women and girls, education, health, and or positive societal change
  • Has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Has either graduated from a St. Vrain Valley School District high school or is a  current resident within the geographical boundaries of the St. Vrain Valley School District.

The Longmont Community Foundation manages our scholarship funds and the selection process for our scholarships.  Applications forms and procedures are posted on the Longmont Community Foundation website near the end of each calendar year, with an application deadline of mid-March the following year.  

For information contact Bev Schrenk, 303-772-7987, beverly.schrenk@comcast.net.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Sally Fanton Scholarship recipient Sydney Blackburn (l) with her father and Sally’s daughter.

Longmont AAUW Branch members are very proud to assist these promising young women in reaching their goals by awarding three scholarships totaling $3,930 at its Spring Fling event …

A $1,250 scholarship was awarded to each, Megan Tatusko, magna cum laude graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, who is going on to study medicine at the University of New York Upstate Medical University and Madison Precht, who is pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Washington University in St. Louis. Both these young women are outstanding students and energetic community leaders.

In addition, Sydney Blackburn, a student at the University of Northern Colorado, received the Sally Fanton Scholarship for $1,430 to support her pursuit of an Elementary Education degree. This scholarship, named for a long-time branch member, was funded by Sally’s friends and family and supported her commitment to teachers and education.

More on this year’s recipients … in their own words