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AWIS Scholarship receipients Hue Simone and Ashley Pourazary with San Diego City College MESA Director Rafael Alvarez

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a national organization dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.  Since 2003, six remarkable young women from the San Diego City College MathEngineering,Science Achievement (MESA) Program have received a $1,000 scholarship from AWIS San Diego.  Overcoming life challenges – first in their family to attend college, low income, single mom or military veteran, this is their inspiring story of transfer, achievement and success!

Most recently in 2012, MESA Creator Hue Simone, a mathematics major and Ashley Pourazary (now at UCSD), were awarded the AWIS Scholarship.

The previous five MESA Creators who received the AWIS scholarship have earned Bachelor of Science Degrees in Math, Engineering and Science areas, and they have all gone on to graduate study, including 1 Masters program and 4 Ph.D. programs at Harvard UniversityUniversity of North FloridaMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyStanford University and Rice University!

Additional information can be found at the San Diego City College MESA website.

Additional photo coverage can be found at the San Diego City College Shutterfly album.

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