AAUW provides scholarships to local students to attend Clemson math, science program

Published 5:55 pm Monday, June 25, 2018

For over 26 years, the Tryon area branch of the American Association of University Women has provided full scholarships to young women from both Landrum and Polk County high schools.

These $1,000 scholarships provide for one week at Clemson University’s Summer Scholars Program, an enrichment program for gifted high school students in the fields of mathematics and science.

This year’s recipients were Bricen Ghent, of Landrum High School, and Carolina Castillo-Ibarra, of Polk County High School.

Ghent, of Inman, is a member of the model United Nations, Interact Club, Students in Action, health committee, National Art Honors Society and the varsity cheerleading squad. She attended the camp June 10-16.

Castillo-Ibarra, of Columbus, plays volleyball and soccer. Her interests are math and horticulture. She will attend the camp July 8-14. 

In addition to the high school scholarship program, the AAUW also offers $1,000 scholarships for adult women returning to college or those attending a higher education institute for the first time. For application information, people may contact Carolyn Hicks, scholarship chairman, at 307-710-0620.

-Submitted by Carolyn Hicks