Wooster AAUW awards scholarships

Wooster AAUW awards scholarships

The Wooster branch of the American Association of University Women recently announced its annual scholarship awards to four Wayne County women who have returned to school to pursue their college degrees.

This year’s recipients are Morgan Stein and Ashley Kay from Wooster, Kelly Nickson from Rittman, and Tari Fagert from West Salem.

Stein is pursuing her associate degree in nursing from Bryant and Stratton College and currently works as a certified clinical medical assistant at Wooster Urology. This is her second scholarship award from Wooster AAUW, and she expects to complete her degree this month.

Kay is pursuing an associate degree in nursing from North Central State College and works as an LPN at Cleveland Clinic, Wooster.

Nickson is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social work at the University of Akron, Wayne College and is working part-time as a housekeeper while attending college full-time.

Fagert is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human services with a focus on gerontology at Southern New Hampshire University. Currently, she works as a compliance specialist for Superior Brokerage Services Inc.

All four women have returned to school after a delay in their education.

Founded in 1881, the American Association of University Women, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, advocates for fair pay and equal opportunities for women and girls. As part of this effort, the Wooster branch provides scholarships to women whose post-secondary education has been interrupted by family or financial issues.

Working with the local Kiwanis Club, Wooster AAUW holds a community used book sale each year to raise money for the scholarships. This book sale is the culmination of a year-long effort to collect, sort and price thousands of books that are sold over four days in late September at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.

This year’s AAUW Book Sale is scheduled for Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. New this year is a preview night on Tuesday, Sept. 28 with an admission fee of $10. For more information about Wooster AAUW and its many activities, go to wooster-oh.aauw.net.

Wooster AAUW also welcomes cash donations directly to its scholarship fund, which is administered by the Wayne County Community Foundation in Wooster. Through the WCCF website at www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org, individuals and businesses can make donations to the Wooster AAUW Scholarship Fund and learn more about the many scholarships offered to Wayne County adults and high school graduates.

Donations also may be mailed to Wooster AAUW Scholarship Fund, Wayne County Community Foundation, 517 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.

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