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AAUW of Battle Creek awards scholarships to Caitlyn Hines and Kaitlyn Rau

Scholarship recipient, Caitlyn Hines, is pictured with AAUW Battle Creek members,Edie Walters and June Sims. Hines was awarded $2000 toward her degree in Engineering at the University of Michigan at AAUW BC’s Annual Awards Banquet.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Battle Creek recently awarded Caitlyn Hines, a 2014 graduate of Olivet High School, and Kaitlyn Rau, 2015 graduate of Harper Creek High School, each a $2,000 college tuition scholarship to assist with the expenses related to their education.

Hines is currently an engineering major at the University of Michigan, but began her educational pursuits at Kellogg Community College and Olivet College focusing on chemistry and calculus. Last summer Caitlyn served as the co-director of the Summer Engineering Exploration Camp for high school students.

Kaitlyn Rau is currently a sophomore at Michigan State University with a 4.0 GPA. Rau also transferred from Kellogg Community College and plans to be a Physician’s Assistant after college. Kaitlyn is applying to be a Peer Educator in the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program at MSU.

Both applicants came to the AAUW Battle Creek Scholarship Selection Committee very highly recommended and were chosen out of the 16 scholarship applications received.

AAUW Battle Creek scholarship applicants must reside in Calhoun County and be presently enrolled in a baccalaureate program with a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. Preference is given to non-traditional students and individuals in the STEM field of study. Applicants must have sophomore status at their respective college or university.

Statement of Diversity

AAUW of Battle Creek values and seeks a diverse membership. Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect and recognizes that each individual is unique.  It means there shall be no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability or socio-economic status.

AAUW Mission Statement

The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.