Equity and equal opportunity for women and girls are central to AAUW’s mission, both nationally and in our branch. Through our branch’s Charitable Foundation, we fund the Doris Karlik Local Scholarships for Palm Beach County women who are completing their education, and we sponsor a student to attend AAUW’s annual National Conference of College Women Student Leaders, held in Maryland.
Our branch also administers the Scholarship to Honor Friends of the North Palm Beach Library, endowed by an anonymous donor. And we present the Benjamin School Junior Girl Award to a young student the school chooses for outstanding performance.
The Benjamin School presentation is typically scheduled for our September meeting. Scholarship winners and the NCCWSL attendee are honored at our annual May installation of officers dinner. The corona virus disrupted plans for these events in 2020, and they’re currently on hold, also due to the virus.
Interested in applying for the2021 Doris Karlik Local Scholarships and the North Palm Beach Library Friends Scholarships? Or know someone who might be? Use the links, above, for more information. Download the application for details on the requirements. Applications must be postmarked by March 20,2021.
(Pictured above: Tracey Tobkin, NCCWSL representative, and Daijah Poitier Atkins, Areli Resendiz Pacheo, McKenna Annalyn King, and Gina Rose Vallarella, recipients of Doris Karlik Local Scholarships, in 2019.)