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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (July 18, 2011)—Amanda Yaklich, an elementary education major at La Roche College, has been selected to receive the Sister Matilda Kelly Incentive Grant from the American Association of University Women, North Hills–McKnight Branch.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) promotes equality for all women and girls, lifelong education and societal change through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The Sister Matilda Kelly AAUW Incentive Grant is part of the local North Hills–McKnight branch effort to encourage women to complete their college education. The grant is a $1,500 award given to a woman at least 25 years of age, a returning student and a senior in college. The award is flexible and can be used for tuition, books, childcare and other services as an incentive to help the woman graduate.

Yaklich is completing her senior year at La Roche College and is pursuing dual certification in elementary education and special education.

About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.

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