The Morro Bay Chapter of the American Association of University Women has awarded its annual Mildred Logan Scholarship to Valarie Filben, a second year nursing student at Cuesta College. After a career in banking, Valarie returned to college to pick up some general education courses and was pointed toward nursing by an astute counselor. She found she loved her science courses and was admitted into Cuesta’s nursing program on her first try. As well as keeping up with her studies, Valarie is also employed as a nurse assistant at French Hospital. After completing her R. N. degree at Cuesta, she hopes to work in general nursing at a local hospital and continue her education through Cuesta’s Pathway Program with California State University at Monterey Bay to earn a Bachelor’s degree.  

The Mildred Logan Scholarship is valued this year at $1,900. It is named for a former member of AAUW’s Morro Bay Branch who left a legacy to be used for an annual nursing scholarship awarded to a student at Cuesta College. Scholarship winners are chosen by members of the College.