Learning and using good study habits while young helps ensure success in education down the road.  We award a year-long subscription to “American Girl” Magazine, or a book such as “Anne of Green Gables”, to the most improved female student in each Ruskin and Wimauma  4th grade class.  This initiative is funded by our Bridge to Education activity.

Middle School


Tech Trek Campers with Principal Carr

2018 and 2019 Tech Trek Campers from Beth Shields Middle School with Principal Colleen Carr

We sponsor two-three girls from the Beth Shields Middle School for a week long overnight STEM camp.    See details about the program below under the About Us – STEM menu tab.

High School

We award a gift certificate to a female student at a local high school.

Mentoring Opportunity:  Scholarships by the Hillsborough Education Foundation for college are based on students positive character and academic excellence.  These students will receive Florida Prepaid college scholarships upon high school graduation BUT one of the requirements is working with a mentor for the high school years since there is not much support for college awareness in their homes.  The students are there waiting for mentors but the Foundation cannot find enough mentors in the SouthShore area.  This seems like a perfect match for many of our members–different from tutoring beginning reading to first graders these are already achieving students and motivated.  Here are two people to contact if interested:

  • Anna Laird , Program Manager, 813-463-4283
  •  Olga Perez, Lennard High School, 813-641-5611  ext 287



Ann Menchen and Bev Fletchall

HCC foundation staff.








College is challenging, and even more so if you are attending several years past high school, when you may have additional work and family commitments.  Each year we award a scholarship to a woman over the age of 24 who is attending Hillsborough Community College South Shore Campus in Ruskin.

Any HCC student is eligible for a FREE e-membership in AAUW.  See the AAUW Student page for information on benefits and the link to register.

——– After or During College visit WORKSMART——-

After College – We usually begin our career(s).  The AAUW Washington, D.C. office has made an initiative or workshop entitled WORKSMART with Coca-Cola. The program is to assist and teach women to find and negotiate the highest possible salaries. Tools to do this is given in WORKSMART are free in an on-line program that can take less than one hour to complete or more depending how detailed you develop your salary and benefits package wishes. You can get on this site at

When you complete the workshop questions.  you may print the whole course from your home computer and you will have cover letter, resume info and negotiation info to take with you to any interview!

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