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AAUW continues scholarships for women

DEL MAR — The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women will present “AAUW: Supporting Women & Girls with Scholarships & Fellowships” at its Jan. 10 meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr., Encinitas. The presentation will follow a social time from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Two women will tell their personal stories of how their AAUW fellowship or scholarship affected their education and goals. Andrea Miller is a recipient of the American Association of University Women, Del Mar-Leucadia Branch Endowed Scholarship (Osher) for a nursing major at Mira Costa College. After earning her RN in May 2015, Miller plans to transfer to Cal State San Marcos for their 14-month program to complete a BS in Nursing. Her goal is to work as a nurse in labor and delivery. She has volunteered in the Hearts and Hands program at UCSD where she is trained to assist women with labor, deliver and post-natal attention. She also works locally as a piano teacher.

Pari Rosen received a national AAUW fellowship grant when she was working on her PhD at Louisiana State University. She is a micropaleontologist who has worked both domestically and internationally. Rosen recently moved to San Diego and has become an active member of the Del Mar-Leucadia AAUW branch. She has volunteered with the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery where she has meet with breast cancer patients and answered their questions.

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