Coastal Georgetown AAUW Awards Scholarships | Education

The Georgetown Coastal Branch of the American Association of University Women (CGAAUW) announced the winners of its three scholarships this week. Students will be recognized at a June 9 CGAAUW Branch celebratory luncheon, where members and their guests will hear about the students’ academic, volunteer and service achievements, as well as their future college goals.

This year, CGAAUW offered two $2,000 scholarships and one as yet unannounced $1,500 scholarship to senior women from Cape Henlopen, Indian River, Sussex Academy, Sussex Tech or Sussex Central High Schools. In addition to a strong academic record, young women were expected to demonstrate leadership with a strong community service and volunteer resume.

The 2022 winners are Prabh Kaur and Mikayla Dayton from Sussex Academy, and Tia Jarvis from Cape Henlopen High School. Their scholarships will be sent to their college/university to help cover their tuition/school fees.

Prabh Kaur is awarded the 2022 Virginia Rust Fellowship, named after the founder of the AAUW’s Georgetown Coastal Branch. Prabh will attend the University of Pennsylvania to pursue pre-medical studies as a graduate with an International Baccalaureate high school diploma. She founded One Step Forward, a club that deals with inclusive learning environments. She has served as a board member of Delaware’s Community Foundation, National Honor Society, TeenSHARP, Math Honor Society, and many other organizations. She spent summers studying pharmacy at the University at Buffalo, business and coding at Seattle University, and global activism at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tia Jarvis from Cape Henlopen High School has been accepted for Hampton University’s Bachelor of Business Administration program. In Cape Town, Jarvis competed on the track, making the All-Conference team for the long jump. She was nominated for the U.S. Senate Youth Program and was a two-time American Legion Auxiliary Essay winner. She has belonged to numerous service clubs, including DECA, SGA and Pathways to Success. His volunteer work included coaching for Seashore Striders, Meals on Wheels and the Delaware Alliance for Sports & Fitness. She is named Distinguished Student of Delaware and is on the first honor roll.

Mikayla Dayton of Sussex Academy plans to attend Virginia Wesleyan University to study Spanish teaching. Dayton took International Baccalaureate courses in Chemistry, Research, Literature, Mathematics, Psychology, and Spanish. She is student council president, yearbook editor, chair of the NHS, chair of Team Green (an environmental club) and founder of the Creative Writing and Cooking Clubs. She was named a Distinguished Young Woman of Delaware. Dayton volunteered as a student teacher for Spanish learners, worked in costume making and directed this year’s theatrical production for her school’s theater, hosted meals for the local center for the elderly and completed a service project for the 2021 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For more information on Coastal Georgetown AAUW, visit georgetown-de.aauw.net.

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