The Marvel Bongart Fellowship of $100,000 was completed in 2013.
MARVEL BONGART was a teacher, counselor, principal who was dedicated to educating children and a Leisure World resident since 1990. She was also an East Mesa Branch AAUW member, President and Arizona State AAUW Officer.
Under Marvel’s leadership, the East Mesa Branch entertained ten educated Russian Women for one week in November 2003. This program was through The Library of Congress and was called Open World, established by Congress in 2000 and expanded to Russia in 2003. Shortly after this event, Marvel became ill and passed away on February 17, 2004. Eisenhower Fellowship Chair Jeanne Dinkel requested the board approve an EF Fellowship in Marvel Bongart’s name, which was funded by the branch fund raising.
American Fellowship Recipients:
2019-2020 Bahar Jalali University of Texas, Austin
2018-2019 Miriam Kuzbary Rice University, Houston
2017-2018 Brittany Fallon University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
2016-2017 Amanda Hoepfner University of Utah, Salt Lake City
2015-2016 Elizabeth Verkian University of Arizona, Tucson
2014-2015 Maria Cecilia Galup University of Arizona, Tucson
2013-2014 Erin Durban Albrecht University of Arizona, Tucson
Selected Professions Fellowships
2020-2021 Ann Brunton University of Arizona, Tucson