In 2014 AAUW Ashland received an extremely generous contribution to the AAUW Ashland Endowment Fund at Southern Oregon University (SOU) from the Axelrod/Shih Family Trust. It was their wish that a scholarship from some of the annual earnings of this fund be given to a qualifying student attending SOU. This scholarship would bear their name.
The AAUW Ashland board established our Named Scholarship Program at this time. Anyone making a contribution of $50,000 or more to the AAUW Ashland Endowment Fund at Southern Oregon University (SOU) would then have a scholarship bearing their name.
This year (2016) we will have our first two Axelrod/Shih Family Trust Scholarships. These scholarships will be presented to an eligible student-attending SOU at our Celebration of Scholars Event, scheduled for May 27, 2016.
AAUW Ashland would like to thank the Axelrod/Shih Family for their contributions and service to our branch.