Local Scholarships

For more than 10 years AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation has awarded scholarships to Laguna Beach High School graduating senior girls. Selection is based on financial need and the applicant’s ability to demonstrate her involvement in the community in tutoring, mentoring, or otherwise promoting equity in education.

Our branch also awards scholarships to women returning to college. Scholarship winners are selected from local local colleges, including Saddleback College, the Laguna College of Art and Design and the University of California Irvine.

2012 High School Senior Scholarships

LBHS ScholarsAAUW awarded three scholarships totaling $2,100 at the 24nd annual Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation convocation in June.

Photo: (Left to Right) Scholarship recipients Teagan Barnes, Laura Kawashiri, and Lauren Montgomery, and AAUW-LB scholarship co-chair.,

Teagan Barnes’ passion is environmental engineering.  She would like to devote her career to help solve some of the world’s problems concerning our natural resources.

Laura Kawashiri will major in engineering, researching and implementing innovations that will provide the impoverished with basic technology that will help utilize the resources available in their communities.

Lauren Montgomery finds that working with children inspires her and makes her happy. She will be attending California State University at Fullerton and earn a teaching credential.

2012 Returning Woman Scholarships

In 2012 the AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation awarded three scholarships totaling $6,000 to women returning to college.

Siham Merzougui


A $2000 Returning Woman scholarship
was awarded to Siham Merzougui, a
biolological science major at UCI. Siham
was born in Algeria and is the mother of
four children.

Photo: Siham Merzougui with daughter, Yousra.

Roxanne Goodcell



At the February 2012 awards ceremony at the Laguna College of Art and Design, a $2000 AAUW-LB Returning Woman scholarship was awarded To Roxanne Goodcell. Roxanne is a game art major and also works several jobs to support herself.

Photo: Roxanne Goodcell with Nancy Lawrence, AAUW-LB scholarship co-chair.



A $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Saddleback College student Kapri Griffin.
Kapri's goal is to earn a degree in nursing with an emphasis on mental health. She is a single parent of a 24 year old son with special needs and a 4 year old daughter.

This is the second consecutive year that Kapri has received a scholarship from AAUW-LB.

Photot: Kapri Griffin with Nancy Lawrence

Congratulations Scholarship Winners!

For more information about the AAUW Laguna Beach Branch Scholarships contact Miriam Kranser. Branch members may refer to the Members Only pages for contact information. Others may e-mail the webmaster via the Contact page.


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