Laura Pollard and Ashlie Elliott are recipients of $500 grants from the Easton Branch of AAUW. The Easton residents were honored at the September 2019 dinner meeting. Ashlie Elliott will receive her BA degree in 2020 from Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies and plans to pursue a master’s degree after completing undergraduate study. Laura Pollard, an intern at the International High School at Largo in Upper Marlboro, which serves immigrant and refugee students, is completing a Master’s degree at the University of MD School of Social Work
Easton AAUW has provided Mature Woman Grants to Mid-Shore women for the past 15 years. Eligible applicants must be age 25 or older, reside in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s or Talbot County and be pursuing post-high school degrees or certifications. 2020 grant applications will be available in April at local libraries and colleges or electronically by request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because 2020 is the centennial of women’s suffrage, the 19th amendment to the U. S. Constitution that gave women the vote, Easton AAUW will celebrate this milestone in a series of public events and excursions during the coming months. In March, 2019, they will also host a luncheon honoring mid-shore women “who make a difference.”
Since 1881, AAUW (the American Association of University Women). has worked in numerous arenas to advance equal treatment of women and girls. People who share thisß goal are invited to call Mettah Kollmann at 240-925-9306 for more information.