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American Association of University Women awards career grant to psychology scholar

(Press Release) — The American Association of University Women or AAUW recently announced 245 awards and $3.8 million in funding for fellows and grantees for the 2018–19 award year. This exceptional group of recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.

The 2018-19 award year kicked off on July 1, 2018.

As a non-profit organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research, AAUW has selected Daisy Lynn Tudela Demapan to receive an AAUW Career Development Grant of $12,000 for the 2018-2019 fellowship and grant year.

AAUW Board Chair Julia T. Brown Esquire expressed her congratulations to Demapan for joining the ranks of more than 12,000 women who have already received AAUW fellowships and grants, breaking through barriers for women and girls.

“Much of my life has been centered around healing,” Demapan said. “I come from a family of educators and health professionals and my great grandmother was a traditional healer. Although I did not start out my career in healthcare, I have always been involved in some capacity whether it was through social work or advocacy. There are many unmet needs in my community, especially in terms of mental healthcare in our indigenous population. I sincerely thank AAUW for the opportunity and allowing for graduate study through a program that offers flexibility and innovation to meet my goal of becoming a licensed clinical psychologist in the future. As a woman, I am also encouraged to pursue my passion to level the playing field which often neglects the needs of women, girls and especially indigenous minorities. I encourage current college graduates in the Marianas to seek higher learning and take advantage of the opportunities provided by the AAUW,” Demapan added.

AAUW advances equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and 800 college and university partners.

Founded in 1881, AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, due to the generosity and legacy of generations of AAUW members. These prestigious awards are highly competitive and selective, and we are pleased to provide this financial support to assist in achieving the academic and professional goals of women. For more information, log on to www.aauw.org.