Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP

Coastal Georgetown Branch of AAUW

– Proudly offers the following 2020 Scholarship Awards

Three – $2,500 Scholarships to graduating senior women who plan to attend a college or university in the fall of 2020 and attend one of the following Sussex County High schools: Cape Henlopen, Indian River, Sussex Central, Sussex Technical or Sussex Academy. High school applications will be available November, 2019.

Two – $1,500 Scholarships to Del Tech Owens Campus female students enrolled in a degree program who have had an interruption in their college studies.

The Coastal-Georgetown Branch of AAUW is dedicated to supporting and furthering the education of Sussex County young women.  The scholarship funding is derived from Branch wide fundraisers.

The 2020 Winners

The three $2500 scholarships were available to female seniors planning to attend college/university in the fall of 2020 from either Cape Henlopen, Indian River, Sussex Academy, Sussex Tech and/or Sussex Central high schools.   In addition to a solid academic record, the young women had to demonstrate leadership with a strong resume of community service and volunteerism. The 2020 winners are Anna Stancofski, Cape Henlopen High School, Madison Johnson, Indian River High School, and Nazhae Washington, Sussex Technical High School.  The scholarships will be sent to the winner’s college/university for their tuition/school expenses.
*       Anna Stancofski has received the Virginia Rust Scholarship which is named after the Coastal Georgetown Branch of AAUW founder 63 years ago.  Anna plans to attend Swarthmore College where she wants to find her passion by exploring as many courses as possible with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering & math).  At Cape, Anna was elected class president, served as captain of the state championship field hockey team, and also captain of the swimming team and lacrosse team.  The National Honor Society & the Leo Club, among other organizations, contributed to Anna’s community service hours.
*       Indian River’s Madison Johnson is bound for the University of Delaware honors program in mechanical engineering.  Her dream is to become a role model for girls as a robotic engineer.  Madison is so involved in community service and volunteer activities, it would take many pages to cover them all.  Highlights include her membership in Girl Scout Troop 649 where she is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award.   The 4-H Diamond Clover Award is another volunteer project of Madison’s along with tutoring elementary band students and the robotics club.
*        Nazhae Washington is looking forward to the dual enrollment program at Delaware Technical College & Wilmington University.  She will be majoring in criminal justice preparing for a career as a criminal investigator or a juvenile probation officer.  She loves working with youth and figuring out problems.  At Sussex Tech, Nazhae was a member of the Pathways to Success program.  She is also sings in her church choir, is active with volunteer church projects, along with working.