GEM Fund American Association of University Women Asheville Branch Scholarship
The GEM Fund (Gaining Educational Momentum) was established by members of the Asheville branch of the American Association of University Women. Two (2) awards are program specific (Accounting and Culinary Arts); the other awards will be made to any female student (aged 25 or over) enrolled in any curriculum program with a minimum 2.0 GPA. The Asheville branch of AAUW traces its history from 1915 when sixteen local women college graduates organized what would locally become AAUW Asheville. Its work in Asheville has been ongoing and influential in the community nation and world assisting women through such related projects as refugee relief and improvement of public schools. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy education philanthropy and research.