(serving Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties)
Our 2015 Scholarship Awards!
Fulton-Montgomer Community College Scholarship Winner
Cindea Bradley of Fort Plain is this year’s winner of the branch scholarship for a female non- traditional student who graduates from FMCC with at least a 2.8. GPA and is enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program. The award is given annually to acknowledge the accomplishment of women who have interrupted their education for a variety of reasons and plan to continue on to achieve a bachelors or higher degree. As a result of the very successful Celebration Scholarship Fundraiser in 2014, we were able to increase the award to $750 this year.
Bradley is currently enrolled in Empire State College with the goal of earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is employed as an accountant for Montgomery County.
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) Attendee
Pauline (Paula) O-Neil who graduated from Fulton-Montgomery Community College in May was the recipient of our AAUW branch scholarship to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCSWL). She was recommended by our branch member and her FMCC history professor, Anya Biel. The two and a half day conference took place May 28-30 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Students attending chose from more than 50 workshops that prepare them for life after college. In addition, they had a chance to meet incredible role models including Women of Distinction awardees and speakers. The Conference is designed to help make connections for life and exposure to more than 80 graduate schools and employers. Finally, the experience of attending NCCWSL can help attendees gain the confidence and skills to return to their campuses and communities ready to take action.
High School Literary Award Winners
It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the 2015 AAUW Dorothy Wemple Literary Award. This year’s theme was “Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Why do you feel the work she did to expand women’s legal, political and educational opportunities is important for women today, and how might it work for you.”
The winners were: First Place, Kelsey Thompson, and Second Place, Audrey Flint. Kelsey received $500, and Audrey $300. Both young ladies are seniors at Amsterdam High School. Kelsey will be going to Syracuse University, and Audrey will be studying at Hofstra University.
Awards were based on historical content, grammar and composition.
8th Grade Math and Science Winners
In June our branch presented fourteen local, eighth grade girls with an Excellence in Mathematics and Science Award. Administrators and school counselors from the local schools assisted AAUW Chairwomen Marie Wojeski and Linda Zilka in the selection of the recipients.
The criterion for the award was excellence in mathematics and science, the students’ genuine interest in these subject areas, and their likelihood to pursue a career in these fields. Each recipient received a certificate of recognition, pen and scientific calculator. The winners and their respective schools were as follows.
Amsterdam Kelly Kilgallen
Broadalbin- Perth Grace Miller
Canajoharie Abigail Smith
Fonda-Fultonville Taylor Etherton
Fort Plain Abigail Burkhart
Gloversville Samantha Antipuesto
Johnstown Emily Wheelis
Lake Pleasant Joy Ellen Trezise
Mayfield Maggy Lambo
Northville Jessica Miller
Ephratah/ Emma Hart
St. Mary’s Institute Dannie Nicole Hunt
Wells Elizabeth O’ Connor
Wheelerville Abigail Gottung