Pre-nursing student Andrea Hearting received the 2019 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Success Award. AAUW.net states that it is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners. For 129 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day– educational, social, economic, and political.
The purpose of the Rapid City AAUW Success Award is to provide stipends up to $500 for local women and girls as they strive to improve their lives through education. The financial support from the stipend could be used to defray a wide array of education costs such as tuition, gas, books, babysitting fees, etc. The help requested should adhere to the AAUW mission to advance equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
Andrea is a mother, fiance, an enrolled member for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and works as Patient Care Champion-ONS at Rapid City Regional. She has been accepted into SDSU’s nursing program and will start her coursework in the fall of 2019 at the Rapid City site.