AAUW awards four college scholarships

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – The Brattleboro branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded four college scholarships of $1,000 each to Windham County students, three to high school graduates and one to a mature woman continuing work towards a college degree.

Leland and Gray Union High School graduate Kassidy Wyman of Grafton will enroll at Southern Vermont College to study radiology.

Gabrielle Rooks of Vernon, a graduate of the Stoneleigh-Burnham School, will be pursuing a degree in social services at Drew University.

After studying in Croatia her senior year, Bellows Falls Union High School graduate Nina King will continue hospitality studies there under the auspices of Rochester Institute of Technology.

Recipient of the Mature Woman scholarship is Tana Cutting of Brattleboro, a mother of three who is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Vermont Technical College’s Brattleboro campus.

This year’s AAUW scholarships were given in memory of four recently deceased members, who were cited for their contributions to the branch’s scholarship fundraising efforts: Alice Carrier, Martha J. Fenn, Barbara Madden, and Cynthia Terzariol.

Norma Shakun and Ann Wright-Parsons co-chaired the scholarship committee, with Karen Davis, Carol Corwin, Gillian Winner, Margo Neale, and Joy Hayes serving as members.

The scholarships were funded by the branch’s annual fundraising, including the Newfane yard sale Saturday, July 7 and a Guilford Welcome Center hospitality day Friday, Sept. 14.

AAUW is a national organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Information about the Brattleboro branch is available by contacting Membership V.P. Gillian Winner at 802-365-7215.

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