By Sheryl Swingley—
MUNCIE, Ind.—The Muncie branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded three $1,500 scholarships – two to Ivy Tech Community College students and one to a Ball State University student.
The two Ivy Tech students earning the AAUW scholarship are Kami Fulkerson and Carrie Hopper. Fulkerson is working toward an undergraduate degree in special education. Hopper is working toward an associate degree in cyber security.
The Ball State student earning the AAUW scholarship is Dawnya Mercado. She is working toward a master’s degree in social work.
To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be a resident of Delaware County for at least 12 consecutive months; be a student who is 25 years old or older; attend Ball State, Ivy Tech and/or other approved post-secondary educational institution; have a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale; carry a course load of at least six hours a semester; and demonstrate a financial need.
AAUW raises money for its scholarships through its annual used book sale, which is co-sponsored by Indiana Public Radio, 92.1 FM.
The next book sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4, at the Ball State Alumni Association at Bethel and Tillotson avenues.
Donations of gently used paperback and hardback books, excluding textbooks and encyclopedias, for the book sale may be dropped off at the Ball State Alumni Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 23, through Saturday, May 28.