Friday, April 13, 2018

[372] Women’s group to host April 10 ‘Equali-Tea’ scholarship fundraiser at MTSU

MURFREESBORO — The American Association of University Women’s Murfreesboro branch invites you to enjoy a cup of tea and a discussion of equality.

“Equali-Tea: A High Tea in April” is slated for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the MTSU Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell St. in Murfreesboro. Vice Mayor Madelyn Scales Harris and MTSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Diane Turnham will co-host the tea. University of Tennessee Women’s Athletic Director Joan Cronan will deliver the keynote address. 

The Curious Kitchen will cater the fundraiser in the center’s atrium by serving a three-course high tea complete with continuous table-side tea service. The wearing of hats is optional. Reservations are required and can be made at

Proceeds from the event will go toward scholarships and programming for the Middle Tennessee Fund for Women and Girls, a nonprofit organization in support of AAUW Murfreesboro. Its goal is to help level the playing field in education and in the workplace. Attendees will be asked to make contributions to the fund. All donations are tax-deductible.

AAUW Murfreesboro offers two scholarships, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students. Both require applicants to demonstrate academic progress and financial need, and each scholarship provides a $2,000 stipend.

The Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship is given to women 24 years and older who are returning to finish their undergraduate degrees. The Butler Fouts-Graduate Scholarship goes to female graduate students from underrepresented ethnic or racial groups. Butler-Fouts applicants must be enrolled in MTSU graduate programs.

The Equali-Tea is sponsored by MTSU, First Tennessee Bank, Liz Rhea, Dr. Susan Andrews of Family Practice Partners, the law firm of Farrar and Wright, and Friends of AAUW. For more information, contact AAUW Murfreesboro President Dia Cirillo at 773-677-4238 or

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