AAUW scholarship winners announced

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosted its scholarship winner evening for 2013 recently at the Chippewa Club in Iron Mountain.

The 2013 local Hoeffler scholarship winner is Michelle Barglind.

Barglind is the daughter of Kevin and Mary Barglind and is a graduate of Iron Mountain High School.

She will attend The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., in the fall and plans to major in Spanish education and English.

The 2013 local Traditional Scholarship winners are Sarah Girard and Xaarki Seidel.

Girard is the daughter of Mark and Kathy Girard and is a graduate of Iron Mountain High School.

Girard plans to attend the University of Michigan in the fall and will major in biomedical engineering.

Seidel is the daughter of David and Dawn Seidel and is a graduate of Pembine High School.

She will attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in the fall and will major in sports medicine and physical therapy.

The 2013 local Non-Traditional Scholarship winner was Kelsey Winchell, who will be attending University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for autism specialist certificate and master’s of science in special education

AAUW is a nationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.

The local chapter of AAUW offers its members opportunities to network and develop new friendships by sponsoring regularly held social and fundraising events.

The local chapter is especially committed to promoting community volunteerism and post-high school education by offering scholarship opportunities to area women, so that they may attend the two or four year college or university of their choice.

Two or four year college-degreed members of the community who are interested in finding out more information or joining the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Branch of AAUW can contact Jan VanGasse at (906) 563-8791

Several scholarships are available:

-Hoeffler Scholarship, for the study of fine arts, English and communication;

-Traditional Scholarship, awarded to local high school senior females;

-Non-Traditional Scholarship, awarded to a non-traditional student.