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AAUW awards 14 scholarships

July 22, 2012

The Hagerstown Branch of the American Association of University Women awarded 14 scholarships to Washington County students for the 2012-13 academic year.

The awards were funded by proceeds from the AAUW used book sales, plus money given in memory or in honor of members of the organization.

First-time AAUW scholarship recipients are Erin Artz (Williamsport High), who will attend Shepherd University; Erin Gaines (Williamsport High) who will attend Juniata College; Rebecca Litton (Hagerstown Community College), who will attend Towson University; Tara Robertson (Williamsport High), who will attend Towson University; Sarah Stayer (Smithsburg High), who will attend St. Mary’s College of  Maryland; and Crystal Welling (Clear Spring High), who will attend Wilson College.

Current holders of AAUW scholarships who reapplied and continued to meet academic and financial-need requirements were granted renewals. They are: Anastasia Gaines (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Camille Heim (West Virginia University), Jenna Hull (West Virginia University), Sally Johnston (Hood College), Danielle Moore (Virginia Tech), Meredith Reynolds (Bridgewater College), Kandis Stoy (Shepherd University) and Samantha Truax (Hood  College).

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The scholarship committee awarded the following named scholarships in honor of AAUW members past and present: Louise Beachley Scholarship to Gaines; Dorothy Cochrane Scholarship to Stayer; and the Mary O’Brian/Joann Fillingham Scholarship to Stoy.

Scholarship funds donated in memory of Mary Alice O’Keefe were given to Heim, Hull, Johnston, Moore, Reynolds and Truax.

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