Changing Lives—AAUW Kensington-Rockville Branch Scholars Speak

Our branch Montgomery College Scholars show AAUW’s mission in action, vividly illustrating the four approaches to equity in their short talks at our branch annual meeting and potluck lunch May 13.

Raissa Smith and Michelle Muise explained how our branch scholarship at the college changed their lives. The women, our MC Scholars for the fall semester 2016, spoke of their successes and failures, hardships and highlights, and of their resolve to keep advancing by a return to college for new education.

Raissa will start her second year of nursing classes as a leading student. Michelle soon will receive her AA degree in communications, to continue at University of Maryland College Park. She plans “immediately” to join AAUW and already has ideas for a branch program.

Our spring-semester 2017 scholar, Eunita Simmons, was spending Mother’s Day weekend with her mother in South Carolina, but sent her deep thanks and appreciation for our scholarship help in her communications program.

That our Scholars are in school at all is a result of AAUW’s long history of advocacy for admitting women to college. AAUW education efforts affirm the ability and right of women to be in school. AAUW branch philanthropy helps keep our Scholars in school, AAUW national giving supports all aspects of our mission. And AAUW research sets the foundation for engaging in advocacy, advancing educational opportunities, and increasing our philanthropy.

Montgomery College Foundation welcomes our gifts to AAUW Kensington-Rockville Branch Scholarship, TS 1007, on line by credit card or by mail with check or credit card. Checks are payable to Montgomery College Foundation, with AAUW Kensington-Rockville Scholarship TS 1007 in the memo line. Note the foundation’s address change to new offices at 9221 Corporate Blvd., 3d Floor, Rockville MD 20850.
Email Kensington-Rockville AAUW at aauwkenroc@gmail.com.