AAUW — putting its money where its mouth isThe American Association of University Women, Duluth Branch, awarded Minden Hultstrom and Diana Kennedy each $1000 scholarships for post-baccalaureate studies.
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
The American Association of University Women, Duluth Branch, awarded Minden Hultstrom and Diana Kennedy each $1000 scholarships for post-baccalaureate studies.
Hultstrom is pursuing a master’s degree in English with a specialization in rhetoric, and Kennedy, a doctorate in mathematics. Kathy Busick and Jill Fee were each awarded $500 scholarships, Busick for a master’s of nursing in psychiatric mental health, and Fee for a master’s of science in education. The women were presented the funds at a garden party at the home of Printha Markert in August. Three of the women were able to attend the event. Kennedy was not.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The funds for the scholarships were raised at last year’s Created Here event, which was a dinner and silent auction of artwork of local artists. This year the event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Northland Country Club. Each year several artists give presentations during the dinner. Presenters this year include vocal artist Sarah Lawrence, poets Deb Copper, Ann Niedringhaus and Candace Ginsberg, and ceramic artist Lenore Lampi. Prelude and interlude pain music will be provided by Linda Turpening.
For more information on the fifth annual scholarship fundraiser contact Mary Bower at (218) 724-7895.