Dayaan Contreras was selected as the 2018 AAUW Scholarship recipient of $2,000 for a woman returning to school after a five-year absence. She is presently enrolled at Clatsop Community College and will be seeking a law enforcement degree through Western Oregon University.
Faythe Koontz and Stephanie Menez-Garcia, two recent Seaside High School graduates were each awarded the June Stromberg Scholarship for $1,000 awarded to the first female in their family to attend college.
Menez-Garcia will attend Clatsop Community College in the fall before transferring to Oregon State University to major in forestry. Koontz plans on attending Oregon State, where she will major in elementary education.
The Seaside AAUW Scholarship Foundation has grown from a simple $300 grant in the 1990s to $5,000 in scholarships awarded each year. F
or more information about the program and how it is helping girls and women, visit the Seaside AAUW website.