Tech Trek is a project of the American Association of University, California. Now entering its 18th year, it is an all-scholarship, all volunteer science and math camp program for local girls entering the 8th grade. Our dedicated Tech Trek Committee and many other branch members work hard all year to raise funds to provide the scholarships for the girls and to work with the Jr. High Schools to provide information on the camp so that all interested and qualified girls are able to apply. Choosing only 7 girls from the many applicants is always a difficult task.
Our yearly fundraiser for the Tech Trek program is ANTIQUES APPRAISAL FAIR .
CLICK HERE to find out more about this program and see great pictures on the camp.
THE SCHOLARSHIP TEAM
As one of the founding organizations of the Chico Community Scholarship Association in 1960, Chico Branch AAUW has consistently provided post-secondary scholarship funds to graduates of Chico high schools.
The Chico Branch Scholarship Team was created in 2013 to increase the number of students supported as well as the dollar amounts contributed to them. Toward this goal, the Scholarship Team is involved in the encouragement of monetary donations including memorials and honoraria. Fundraising events are also held. Each year’s contributing members determine the criteria used in the scholarship selection process.
Other Team activities include review of student scholarship applications and the subsequent interview process in late March and April. Applicants provide written and oral information on their academic standing, classes and subjects studied, references, statements of community, home, church and school service. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Chico Branch, in conjunction with other Butte County Branches of AAUW, helps sponsor a Career Day at Butte College for 8th grade girls and their parents.
The girls attend 3 presentations, all of which are conducted by professional women in the fields of science, technology and mathematics.
Many of our members work hard to make this event successful. They take applications and information to the Jr. High Schools, help arrange transportation, work on scheduling with Butte College and our professional women presenters, and spend many hours on the day of the event to help guide the girls
and monitor the presentations.
For more information and to see pictures of this event CLICK HERE
AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. The organization is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than
244 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations
in the 2014-15 academic year.
Our Chico Branch has a yearly fundraiser – the “SOUPER SUPPER” to raise money for the AAUW Funds and Legal Advocacy Fund.
CLICK HERE to get more information about this fun event and the National
Educational Funding and Awards.
THE CHICO SCIENCE FAIR
Chico branch AAUW has for many years participated as staff helpers at the Chico Science Fair. The Science Fair is a 100% volunteer organization and appreciates the support of groups and individuals like AAUW. In addition, AAUW has given two special recognition certificates and awards to science fair projects of merit at the 7th and 8th grade levels. CLICK HERE for more information.