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About Our Auction
21st Annual Scholarships Benefit
La Mesa-El Cajon, CA Branch
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Through our scholarship benefits & the generous hearts of our donors & bidders, the La Mesa–El Cajon AAUW Branch has awarded five to ten college scholarships to local women every year & has provided educational enhancement opportunities for local girls through several programs.
• We pay for selected middle school girls to attend the Tech Trek program, a week-long science/math (STEM) camp held at UCSD with a remote attendance option this year.
• We support programs such as Speech Trek & First Female which give high school girls the opportunity to hone their public speaking & essay writing skills & to compete for monetary prizes.
• When school district policies permit, we offer Career Day presentations in which fifth-grade girls meet women in non-traditional professions & learn that there are many careers for women.
Your participation in this auction will help provide scholarships & enable more girls to participate in these worthwhile programs. Therefore, once the auction opens on April 22nd, bid early, bid often, & bid boldly--EVEN against your friendly competitors--because the funds are for a terrific cause!!!
About La Mesa-El Cajon, CA Branch AAUW
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) was formed in 1881 by a small group of female college graduates whose goal was to open the doors for women’s career advancement & to encourage more women to pursue higher education. Today, AAUW has over 170,000 members nationwide with the strong mission of advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education, & advocacy. AAUW is a non-partisan organization. It is values- and fact-based, & its mission is reflected in its policies.
Since 1952, the La Mesa AAUW Branch has been active in our community. When the La Mesa Branch & the El Cajon Branch merged in the mid-1980s, the La Mesa-El Cajon Branch became one of the largest branches in California.
At the local level, we're serious about advancing educational & economic equity for women & girls. We fundraise each year to provide college scholarships for local women & to make it possible for local girls to attend specialized programs exposing them to expanded future career possibilities.
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