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Make reservations by March 24 for MTSU scholarship ‘Equali-TEA’

The American Association of University Women is inviting the community to raise a cup of tea in tribute to equality at a special “Equali-TEA” Tuesday, April 11, at MTSU’s Andrew Woodfin Miller Sr. Education Center.

Click on the image to reserve a place before March 24 at the Equali-TEA event.

Click on the image to reserve a place before March 24 at the Equali-TEA event.

The AAUW’s Murfreesboro chapter is celebrating the economic contributions of women in the workforce at the “Equali-TEA,” set for 4:30 p.m. April 11. The Miller Education Center is located at 503 E. Bell St. in Murfreesboro.

Reservations are required and must be made by Friday, March 24, at this website.

Hats are optional at this high tea to raise money for scholarships for MTSU women students who are returning to college to complete degrees. Attendees can make donations to the scholarship fund at the free public event.

The keynote speaker will be Rebecca Price, president and chief executive officer of the Nashville-based nonprofit organization Chick History.

Rebecca Price

Rebecca Price

MTSU first lady Elizabeth McPhee will deliver the official welcome. The organization also will present former Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg with its Tempest Award for his work to promote women’s equality during his tenure.

The 2017-2018 recipients of the Ruth Houston Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship and the Butler-Fouts Memorial Graduate Scholarship also will receive their awards at the event.

“The Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship has provided some financial relief for my family so I can work less,” said Bethany Jackson, a prior recipient.

“It is motivating to see how AAUW lifts others up in their community, and it inspires me to do something great after I graduate.”

Eligible applicants for the Houston scholarship are nontraditional female undergraduate students, age 24 and older, who demonstrate academic promise and financial need and who have successfully completed their freshman year at MTSU.

The Butler-Fouts scholarship is available to female graduate students from underrepresented ethnic or racial groups who demonstrate academic promise and financial needs.

AAUW Mboro logo webButler-Fouts applicants must currently be enrolled in or accepted into an MTSU graduate program. Preference will be given to applicants who are close to completing their degrees.

Co-sponsors include the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students and Timmons Properties Inc.

For more information, contact Dia Cirillo, president of AAUW-Murfreesboro, at 773-677-4238 or

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