AAUW – Gaylord Area Branch

Please Join Us!

If you want to see what we do you can stop by our lunch meetings to check us out. We meet at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at the Gaylord University Center, 80 Livingston Blvd, and feel free to bring a sack lunch. We do not meet in June or July.  If you can’t make it to our lunch meetings, you can still be involved in our mission through our various activities (see the “About Us” page).

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide organization that advances equity and education for women and girls. The Gaylord Area Branch empowers through scholarships, educational programs, and honoring the achievements of local women. For more information email aauwgaylord@gmail.com.

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AAUW Gaylord Area Branch: Advancing equity and education for women and girls since 5/9/1976.

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2016 Scholarship Opportunity: Graduating Senior Girls

To apply for this $750 scholarship, an applicant must:

  1. Be a young woman graduating from any high school in Otsego County in the 2015-2016 school year or home schooled with the required documentation.
  2. Complete and submit an application form by the deadline of April 25, 2016 to the Otsego County Library, 700 S. Otsego, Gaylord, MI 49375.
  3. Enclose a photo for a press release to use if awarded the scholarship.

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Community involvement
  2. Academic achievement (including GPA and attached transcript)
  3. Financial need
  4. Communication skills (essay questions)

The application can be downloaded here.

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2016 Scholarship Opportunity: Inland Seas

for the three day course “Young Women in Science” aboard the schooner Inland Sea through the Inland Seas Education Association

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Opportunity:

During the course, students will carry out research projects related to the ecology of Lake Michigan. To accomplish the research objectives, students will learn to perform water chemistry tests, determine the thermal structure, collect plankton, fish and benthic organisms, and analyze lake sediments. Students will also record weather observations several times a day for the National Weather Service. Finally, students will enter their data on the shipboard computer for analysis, as well as prepare and present a short research report. Research results will be posted on ISEA’s website www.schoolship.org. The results will then be available at the students’ home communities via the Internet.

Integral with the science program is the experience of shipboard life and the demands of sailing a traditionally-rigged vessel. Students will learn boating safety, navigation and sailing theory and practice, stand watch, help in the galley, and assist the crew with all phases of vessel operation. Team-building techniques will promote the student’s ability to work cooperatively.

Application Available Here: InlandSeasApplication

Application Due Date: May 1, 2016