Our Own On-going North Fulton Alice Snead Research & Projects Grant
Alice Snead was born in Shelbyville, TN and dedicated her life to “teaching and working to make the world a better place for everyone.” She received her BA in 1952 from Agnes Scott College and taught English at Murphy High School and at the Arlington County (VA) Second Chance Alternative High School. She first joined AAUW in 1959 in VA where she was VP for membership, VP for Programs, and also served as Branch President. While in the DC area, she was Executive Secretary of the first White House Conference on Aging.
Alice joined the Roswell Branch in 1985 where she served numerous terms as President. In addition, she led a branch project with the Roswell Library and the Friends of the Roswell Library to establish a book discussion group, Noonday Nosh. This group is still meeting the 3rd Tuesday of each month! She also served as the Georgia Public Policy chair, planning legislative days, lobbying events and women’s issues caucuses.
The Alice Snead Research & Projects Grant was established through branch contributions from Book Fair proceeds dating from 1997 through 2006. The first disbursement made was in the 2007-2008 award year for a Community Action Grant. Subsequently, the Snead grant has been awarded each year since, through Community Action Grants and through Career Development Grants, bundled with awards from other AAUW grants. Awards have been used to fund graduate degrees, nursing degrees and certificates, STEM programming labs for girls 6-18, programs to foster educational commitment and success for girls who have been involved with the criminal justice system, etc.
Here is a link to the disbursements of the Snead Grant 2007-2019 with more information about the recipients and their goals.