Scholarships and Awards for Spring 2023
Information for Graduating Senior Women from Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte High Schools
The AAUW-OML Branch offers one, $1,500 scholarship to a graduation young woman at each of the high schools who enriches her school community, demonstrates a sustained commitment to community service and maintains a grade point average of at least 3.5. If you meet these criteria, we invite you to apply.
Application Deadline: Wednesday February 15, 2023 by close of school day
College Scholarships for Spring 2023
Information for sophomore or junior women in the Saint Mary’s College High Potential Program
AAUW-OML offers two $1000 scholarships to undergraduate women in the High Potential Program who enrich their college community, demonstrate a sustained commitment to community engagement and maintain academic success. If you meet these criteria, we invite you to apply
Application Deadline: Thursday March 9, 2023 at 5 pm
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2022 OML Branch Scholarship Awardees
Our OML Branch has supported young women in our community by awarding scholarships for 54 years. The Scholarship Committee is committed to encouraging local women who demonstrate academic excellence and are discovering their leadership abilities through community service. We offer these scholarships to high school graduating seniors at Acalanes, Campolindo and Miramonte high schools and sophomore or junior members of the High Potential Program of Saint Mary’s College. This program provides access to education for dedicated students from traditional underrepresented groups in higher education.
These scholarships are based on community engagement, leadership and grades. The awardees are chosen after completing an application which includes a written essay and letters of recommendation, followed by an interview with members of our Scholarship Committee. This year’s awardees searched for ways to connect with others. They launched many efforts in the Bay Area and encouraged others to join them.
Girls Who Lead
Honoring students who develop leadership skills while helping to make a difference in the world.
Caroline Hoskins Miramonte High School Class of 2022
Beginning in middle school Caroline volunteered at Grateful Gatherings, a non-profit that helps families who are transitioning out of homelessness with furniture and household items for their new home. For three years she recruited and led volunteers to solicit, collect and deliver donated household items to furnish these apartments. First Caroline encouraged members of her GIVE community service group, and then as captain of the Miramonte water polo team she inspired her teammates to join in and volunteer. Caroline created an ongoing service tradition for the team by organizing, collecting, and delivering cash, gifts and providing a holiday celebration for families in the Grateful Gatherings program.
GUIDING OTHERS IN TIMES OF CHANGE
Maristella Heo Acalanes High School Class of 2022
As Editor-in-Chief of the Acalanes school newspaper, Blueprint, Mariestella designed the new site, spearheaded new projects, managed over sixty writers, and interviewed top sources. Her two years as Editor-in-Chief occurred during the Covid 19 school disruption. She helped lead the newspaper’s coverage of the pandemic , PG&E’s involvement in local fires and the community’s response to Black Lives Matter protests. The articles earned top prizes in local and national student press competitions because of her exhaustive research and well sourced information.
ENABLING OTHERS TO ACT
Emma Bonardi Campolindo High School Class of 2022
For four years Emma volunteered at Aspire Education – an agency that partners young children in inner-city Oakland schools with trained Youth Mentors to support early literacy. Emma learned that the students needed more than reading help. They needed someone they could trust. She wanted the students to find friends who would stick by them. Using her personal experience, she co-authored a book “Jett the Spy: The Secret to Finding True Friends.” She donated copies of the book to the children of Aspire and local elementary schools.
MODELING THE WAY
Angela Garcia Saint Mary’s College Class of 2023
Angela is a junior, majoring in kinesiology and a member of the college’s High Potential Program for first-generation, low-income students. One of her professor’s states “Her strong GPA reflects Ms. Garcia’s industry, determination, and ability.” Angela decided to return to her low-income high school as a volunteer softball coach. Sharing her knowledge of the game is important to Angela because she wants the girls to enjoy learning the skills involved in softball and make new memories. Most importantly she wants the team members to envision a girl from their school who can successfully enroll and thrive in a four-year college.