The Rockford Area Branch of AAUW is pleased to award the Donna Joy Memorial STEM college scholarship to two deserving female residents from Winnebago, Boone or Ogle Country who are going to study in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM). If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, please download the entry form below and submit all application materials to the address below. Only completed entries will be considered.

2016 Scholarship Application
Submission of the completed application can be sent  to either address below:

  • Email address:
  • Mailing address:
    Rockford Area Branch AAUW
    c/o YWCA of Rockford
    4990 E. State St.
    Rockford, IL 61108

Scholarship Winners – 2016

Lily Li and Jessica Trinh.


Scholarship Winners – 2015

Kaitlyn Buck with Mr. and Mrs. Buck and Chelsea Peterson with Mrs. Peterson


Scholarship Winners – 2014

The STEM Scholarship winners for 2014 are Olivia Cacciatore from Belvidere North High School and Mallory Gorman from Pecatonica High School.

Olivia will study Environmental Science and Biology at Villanova University. Mallory will study Agriculture and Biological Engineering.

Scholarship Winners – 2013

Our scholarship winners are Sarah Timm from North Boone High School and Michelle Dobbs from Rochelle Township High School.

Sarah is a top chemistry and physics student, a leader, competitor, team player and volunteer who looks forward to doing original research in marine biology and environmental science. She will attend Monmouth College.
Women in My History Award Winner

Michelle has demonstrated exceptional achievement in mathematics and science, excels as a writer and athlete, and will attend the University of Chicago.



STEM scholarship 2012 winner Janet Saldano from Belvedere HS with the scholarship committee.

STEM scholarship winner Emily Vogelhuber from Honenegah HS with the scholarship committee.