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!
Vice President of Outreach: Pat Hammer
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 $750. The first place winner is then considered for the state competition where they can win an additional scholarship of up to $1,500. Both the state and 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.
Speech Trek Chair: Michele Stark
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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 2022 will be available on our website in the coming months.
High School Scholarships
Each year, AAUW-RSP awards numerous $1,000 need based scholarships to graduating high school seniors across south Placer county.
Applications will be available on our website in 2022.
High School Scholarships Chair: Lynn Cook
Sierra College Scholarships
In addition to our high school scholarships, AAUW-RSP offers a limited number of $5,000 need based scholarships to women reentering higher education at Sierra College. The funds are distributed over 4 semesters.
More information and applications for Fall 2022 will be available on our website in 2022.
Sierra College Scholarships Chair: Betty Manning
Sierra College Leadership
Sierra College Leadership Chair: Pat Hammer