Academy Student Receives Scholarship From AAUW


(L–R ) Cathy Corcoran, Michelle Dong and Peg Jackson. Photo courtesy of Cathy Corcoran.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) San Francisco Branch Silver Jubilee Scholarship Committee recently awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Academy of Art University B.F.A. photography student Michelle Dong. Each year, the scholarship fund provides awards to college-going women in the Bay Area. 

Dong received her award on Saturday, June 17, at the AAUW San Francisco Branch Annual Meeting Luncheon. Academy Vice President Cathy Corcoran volunteers with AAUW and served as president of the San Francisco Branch from 2012-2015. 

AAUW is a non-profit organization that has been advancing equity for women and girls for over 130 years through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research with over 1,000 branches and 170,000 members and supporters nationwide. To learn more about AAUW or to apply for membership, visit