Edith Gonzalez-Rodriguez, a graduate of Auburn High School and resident of Kent, has been awarded a $9,500 AAUW Seattle scholarship toward her educational costs in the Bachelor of Applied Science program in Allied Health – Dental Hygiene at Seattle Central College (class of 2024).
- Gonzalez-Rodriguez worked at Lasley Orthodontics in Renton as a dental assistant for five years before beginning her dental hygienist training.
- She also founded the nonprofit Blossom with Style, which offers seminars to young to women that advocate for mental health and authentic beauty, as well as providing formal dresses for rent to teens in need.
- Gonzalez-Rodriguez has used her bilingual skills to mentor children in other countries about the importance of education.
- She also volunteers for Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington.
- And in 2018, Gonzalez-Rodriguez won the first Miss Washington Latina Pageant.
- She is the daughter of immigrants and a first-generation college student.
Each year, AAUW Seattle offers up to three scholarships to full-time undergraduate students who identify as women, who attend a public WA college/university and show evidence of financial need. Applicants must have graduated from high school in King County. AAUW Seattle Branch is one of over 1000 local affiliate branches of the national AAUW organization.
AAUW’s mission is to advance gender equity through research, education, and advocacy. To learn more about AAUW Seattle Branch, visit https://aauw-seattle.org/.
To learn more about their scholarships, visit https://aauw-seattle.org/what-we-do/college-scholarships.