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2013-2014 AAUW Fellows in North Carolina

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AAUW awarded more than $3.7 million in fellowships and grants this year, and North Carolina is fortunate to have six recipients of AAUW Fellowships and Grants in the state for 2013-2014 and one more affiliated with an NC institution.

American Fellowships:

  • Kathleen Crosby, Ph.D, American literature and American Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Penny Sinanoglou, Postdoctoral, History, Wake Forest University
  • Jessica Wilkerson, Ph.D., History, UNC-Chapel Hill

Career Development Grant:

  • Maryam Funmilayo, M.A., Health Education and Promotion, East Carolina University

International Fellowship:

  • Candice Jansen, M.A., Documentary Arts, Duke University (from South Africa)

Selected Professions Fellowships:

  • Melissa Guzman, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, NC State University
  • Michelle Oboite, M.D., Medicine, Duke University

Donations from AAUW members in North Carolina and around the country have made these fellowships and grants possible. Here is how the endowments of special interest to North Carolina are being used:

  • Elizabeth A. Colton endowment is partially supporting Michelle Oboite.
  • Ellen Black Winston endowment is partially supporting Melissa Guzman.
  • Shirley S. and Karl S. Quisenberry endowment is partially supporting Christine Malsbary, publication grant, Education, Univ. of Hawaii.
  • Sandy Bernard/Alice Ann Leidel endowment is partially supporting Darcy Regan, M.Eng, Chemical Engineering at Cornell
  • Rosalynd Nix Gilliat International Fellowship is partially supporting Candice Jansen.
  • The L. Adelaide and M. Elizabeth JohnsonBeth NorrisNorth Carolina Golden Annivesary, Enola G. Retherford, Stine J. Schaffmeyer, and the newly completed Charlotte (NC) Branch research and project endowments are supporting Maryam Funmilayo.
  • Crosby, Sinanoglou, and Wilkerson are being supported with endowments raised by other states.

For more details on the scholars, the projects or the history of support by the endowments, see the online directory of fellowship and grant recipients.

AAUW North Carolina is currently focusing on one endowment that has not yet raised enough money to be stipend producing. We’d appreciate  your support in completing:

You’ll find more information about the AAUW Educational Funds at as well as an overview of all AAUW philanthropic priorities that explains the multiple ways to contribute.

Members who want to invite one of the current fellows to participate in a branch event can find their contact information in this site’s member center.