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At the heart of our branch are our outreach projects. AAUW Roseville-South Placer (RSP) supports education in our community in a variety of ways including a speech competition for local high school students, college scholarships for high school students and women reentering higher education and by sending middle school girls to a week-long STEM camp. We also offer a variety of development programs.

All of our efforts are made possible by the ongoing work of our volunteers and generosity of our donors. Thank you!

Co-Vice Presidents of Outreach: Kathy Novotny and Michele Stark

Speech Trek

Speech Trek is a speech competition hosted by AAUW for local high school students. The competition gives students an opportunity to develop their research, critical thinking and communication skills as well as a platform to share their thoughts on a given topic related to AAUW's mission.

At the branch level, winners are awarded scholarships of up to $1,200. The first place winner is then considered for the state competition where they can win an additional scholarship of up to $1,500. Our local prize funds are endowed by Mr. Gray Allen in honor of his late wife Eleanor Stem-Allen who initiated the branch Speech Trek program and served as its coordinator for the first two years.

Coming February 2024

2023-2024 Speech Trek Topic:

If an educated population is essential to a nation’s prosperity, then how can we ensure a robust public-school curriculum that is accessible to all and teaches historically accurate information?

Speech Trek Chair: Denise Hexom

Gov Trek

Men still vastly outnumber women in the halls of power. Let’s close that gender gap! This webinar will explain how AAUW branches can offer the new, free program developed by AAUW California for junior and senior high school girls to expose them to careers in public service and elected office. Starting in January and conducted through five virtual two-hour sessions, the activities will be engaging, interactive, and



Gov Trek is a virtual statewide program for junior and senior girls attending a California public, private, home, or continuation high school. It is designed to elevate a new generation to pursue careers in public service and elected office.

Over five two-hour sessions, students will engage in interactive and inspiring activities with exposure to women legislators, career options, and the inner workings of a political campaign. The program will culminate in a group competition to create a realistic campaign simulation.

Gov Teck Chair: Lynn Cook


Tech Trek

Tech Trek is a week-long, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) camp for rising 8th grade girls. The camp is designed to develop interest, excitement and self-confidence in young women and offers project-based robotics/engineering/coding classes, hands-on workshops, talks from inspirational women in the field, social activities and even parent sessions. Additionally, all sleeping, eating, instruction and recreation take place on a university campus.

Every camper is selected and sponsored by a local AAUW branch like ours and has been recommended for the program by her middle school science or math teacher before being asked to complete an application and interviewed.

More information about Tech Trek 2024 will be available on our website in the coming months.

Tech Trek Chair: Carol Delville

High School Scholarships

Each year, AAUW-RSP awards $1,000 need based scholarships to graduating high school seniors across South Placer county.

Requirements for Scholarship

  • Application

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • High School transcripts with GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • One page essay (How I plan on being a leader of woman after college)

  • At least one financial statement (FAFSA)

High School Scholarships Chair: Lynn Cook

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 Sierra College Scholarships

In addition to our high school scholarships, AAUW-RSP offers a limited number of $2,500 need based scholarships to women reentering higher education at Sierra College. 

Requirements for Scholarship

  • Be enrolled in 12 units at time of application to receive the scholarship

  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Have completed 24 units at time of receiving the scholarship

  • Be a resident of Placer Country

  • Be a re-entry woman with financial need

Sierra College Scholarships Chair: Betty Manning

     Sierra College Leadership

Sierra College Leadership Chair: Lynda Stockwell

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