Jul 192019

Scholarships for Girls in STEM ( 20+ Resources & Applying Tips )

STEM is becoming a buzzing word and many students are focusing at learning the STEM concept. This single concept includes the four pillars of education namely Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The purpose of my website is to encourage kids to understand the basics of education in a practical way with experiments. Especially my focus lies on bringing up girl children. One is because I am a proud mom of two girls and also I feel empowering girls is important for the society. With this motive, my blog is really helping parents and teachers to impart knowledge to kids in a fun way.

Having said that, not just me but across the globe, the focus on educating girls is catching speed and there are several scholarships made available for girls in STEM education. Yes, people like me sow a seed and many institutions help to nurture the dream of girl children to become STEM graduates by offering a scholarship for studies.

Scholarships for Girls in STEM

I have made an exhaustive list of institutes that offers scholarships for girls in STEM. Also, I have not given the name of the institutes but provided the following details for your quick understanding and comparison.

 

  • Scholarship Type
  • Amount
  • of persons
  • Frequency
  • Eligibility
  • Timeline to Apply every year
  • Tips for applying

However, I understand that you need to do more research before applying and hence I have also given the link of the respective institutes. You can click them to read in detail before processing your application.

It’s high time to start with the actual information and here you go!

 

  1. ABC humane wildlife – academic scholarship

 

  • Amount

USD 1000 is awarded for the 1st prize winner and that can be used for paying tuition fees, medical, housing, academics, and any other related to educational purpose.  

  • of persons

One person gets a USD 1000 for the best essay and 9 more applicants get awards for the submission. 

  • Frequency

Yearly once

  • Eligibility

Anyone can apply and not necessarily be a US citizen. Both grads and undergrads enrolling for STEM education in accredited university can apply.

  • Timeline to Apply every year

1st July is the last date for applying for the next academic year. For instance, apply on or before July 1st, 2019 for admission in 2019 – 2020.

  • Tips for applying

Prepare an essay and send it to them via email. Check their link for latest email id and other details. The essay count should be a minimum of 1000 words. Mention WOMEN IN STEM SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line for easy identification.

 

  1. Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize

 

  • Scholarship Type

Mathematics excellence prize. This was established in 1990 by the Association for Women in Mathematics.

  • Amount

The award is presented during January every year and the Amount is USD 1000. The second prize is USD 250.

  • of persons

Any number of applications can be sent but only two prize winners. Each person should send one application and can list all accomplishment in that.

  • Frequency

Once in a year

  • Eligibility

Real interest in math is a must with supporting documents. Student’s transcript and winners in local or national level math competition can apply.

  • Timeline to Apply every year

Apply between Aug 15th and Oct 1st every year. 

  • Tips for applying

You can apply directly or others can nominate you as well. The nomination must be sent as a PDF file which is one to three page long and contains the excellent performance details of the applicant in maths. It can include summer work or any other exceptional performance.

 

  1. AWIS Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award

 

  • Scholarship Type

This award encourages girls to pursue their studies in physics, geoscience, and space science.

  • Amount

USD 2000 for one student who performs excellently in studies, sports, and other extracurricular activities.

  • of persons

One girl student gets the prize amount every year.

  • Frequency

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, and Physcons (5 times in a year)

  • Eligibility

Female student with physics as major and a US citizen or permanent resident attending studies in the US is only eligible. Also, the applicant must be a member of the SPS organization.

  • Timeline to Apply every year

Physcon 11th Oct

Fall 15th Nov

Winter 15th Jan

Spring 15th March

Summer 15th June

 If that happens to be a weekend, then the following Monday is the last date.

  • Tips for applying

Submit with the transcripts. Fill the online form and send papers to the College Park. Address details updated on their website. Collect a recommendation letter from two faculty, and provide a self-declaration about your career objective. Get your W-9 federal tax form before the fund is dispersed to your account.

 

  1. BHW

 

  • Scholarship Type

Any girl pursuing masters or undergrad with STEM major can apply.

  • Amount

USD 3000 is awarded as academic scholarship

  • Eligibility

High schools seniors can apply

Masters and doctorate students are eligible to apply

  • Timeline to Apply every year

15th April is the deadline to apply.

  • Tips for applying

Along with the application form an essay of 500 to 800 words to be written. Check their website at the time of applying to know the essay topic.

 

  1. ESA

 

  • Scholarship Type

To inspire girls in video game education. STEAM award for girls.

  • Amount

USD 3000 each for 35 applicants.

  • of persons

35 girls qualify for the award

  • Frequency

Students can reapply every year

  • Eligibility

Current college students and high school seniors.

Women applicants or minority students can apply.

Applying for Full-time four-year education in US colleges

US citizens

Planning to pursue video game arts

  • Timeline to Apply every year

Feb 1st to April 26th

  • Tips for applying

Apply with your academic achievements and you can transfer from one university to another within the US. However, the award is not renewable. Mention about your career plan, work experience if any, extracurricular activities.

 

  1. Gertrude M.Cox

 

  • Scholarship Type

Started from 1989 in encouraging women in statistics.

  • Amount

USD 1000 is given to two winners every year

  • of persons

Two applicants one each in undergrad and masters (Ph.D.) wins the scholarship.

  • Frequency

Once in a year

  • Eligibility

US citizens and Permanent residents of Canada can apply. Applying for full-time studies in statistics for the academic year starting 1st July.

  • Timeline to Apply every year

23rd Feb

  • Tips for applying

Apply with the CV. Prepare an essay about your interest in statistics. Three reference letter, and academic transcripts.

 

  1. Nancy Foster

 

  • Scholarship Type

NOAA is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scholarship. This award encourages female students to pursue an education in marine science, oceanography, and sea-related studies.

  • Frequency

Once in a year

  • Eligibility

US citizens and permanent residents only can apply. Undergrads, masters and Ph.D. students can apply. But final year students cannot apply. 

  • Timeline to Apply every year

Check website for latest updates as they decide and publish every year

  • Tips for applying

You must have an exceptional recommendation, strong need for finance, and best research proposal to qualify for the award. These carry weight in the order of 10, 25, and 20% respectively to get qualified for the program.

 

  1. Palantir

 

  • Scholarship Type

Technology enthu STEM girls can apply for this scholarship.

  • Amount

USD 10000

  • of persons

10 recipients will receive a scholarship of USD 10000 for pursuing their education

  • Frequency

One time in a year

  • Eligibility

Check their site for details

  • Tips for applying

Every selected applicant will be asked to spend one full day in their office attending the workshop to meet Palantirians and see the product demo.

 

  1. SWE – Society of women engineers

 

  • Scholarship Type

Women engineers’ scholarship.

  • Amount

Not sure – ranges between USD 1000 to 16000

  • of persons

Huge number and check their site for details. In 2018 they awarded 238 applicants and scholarship worth USD 830000.

  • Frequency

May for sophomores and July for freshers.

  • Timeline to Apply every year

May 8th

  • Tips for applying

Be ready with your transcripts. US citizens only can apply. Check for the details of the partnered scholarship providers in their site to apply accordingly. You must be applying to pursue an education in ABET-accredited institutes.

 

  1. Women Techmakers

 

  • Scholarship Type

Honoring Dr. Anita Borg and her technical expertise Google offers Women Techmaker scholarship to STEM girls.  It is an academic scholarship offered in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

  • Amount

North America and Canada

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

Asia Pacific

USD 10000 – US

CAD 5000 – Canada

7000 EUR

Not disclosed

 

  • Eligibility

High school degree.

Applied for fulltime course in technology – computer etc

Strong academic background

  • Timeline to Apply every year

Fall  (May 31st)

  • Tips for applying

Prepare resume

Collect all transcripts

Be ready for writing answers for 5 essay questions

 

  1. Steph and Ayesha Curry

 

  • Scholarship Type

Academic scholarship for STEM girls to motivate girls to pursue their career in science and technology.

  • Amount

USD 30000 paid in a span of 2 years and the applicant should maintain a GPA of 3.0

  • of persons

One student gets this award

  1. Bluepay

 

  • Scholarship Type

Win essay writing competition to qualify for the scholarship

  • Amount

USD 1000 and USD 250

  • of persons

First prize USD 1000 and 2-second prize USD 250

  • Eligibility

Write an essay for about 1000 words to win the scholarship. Essay questions change on a yearly basis and check their website for details.

  • Timeline to Apply every year

August

 

  1. Payscale

 

  • Scholarship Type

STEM degree scholarship competition

  • Amount

USD 2000

  • of persons

2 person can receive USD 2000 each

  • Frequency

Fall and Spring

  • Eligibility

College going and to go girls who will choose any one of the STEM subject as their major subject.

  • Timeline to Apply every year

Check website time to time

 

  1. SMART scholarship

 

  • Scholarship Type

Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral students who wish to pursue studies in STEM subjects. Go through their video for more details which is available on their website.

 

  1. Virtix IT STEM

 

  • Scholarship Type

Academic scholarship for high school seniors who express interest in pursuing an education in STEM subjects.

  • Amount

USD 500

  • of persons

One

  • Frequency

One per year

  • Eligibility

Attending STEM education in US colleges

  • Timeline to Apply every year

July 31st

 

  1. Simplisafe STEM

 

  • Scholarship Type

Financial assistance to students enrolling in STEM education degree program

  • Amount

USD 1000

  • Eligibility

Currently pursuing Undergraduate, graduation, master’s or Ph.D. in STEM subjects

Studying in the US and must be a US citizen

Must possess a GPA of 3

  • Timeline to Apply every year

May 31st and Nov 30th every year for Fall and Spring application

  • Tips for applying

Write a 500-word essay on the topic posted on their website. This might change and hence we suggest you check their site at the time of applying. Fill the form and submit the application.

 

  1. American Indian Science and Engg Society (AISES)

 

  • Scholarship Type

Graduate and Undergraduate student scholarship

  • Amount

USD 1000 and 2000 respectively for undergrads and grads respectively

  • Eligibility

Full-time undergrad or grad in an accredited 2 year or 4 years university.

Cumulative GPA of 3 and above is required

  • Timeline to Apply every year

March 31st

  • Tips for applying

Apply with a resume and recommendation letters

Prepare 3 essays 500 words each. Check their site for essay instructions

 

  1. GIS

 

  • Scholarship Type

Girls in STEM scholarship for undergrad students.

  • Amount

USD 500

  • of persons

One applicant is chosen as the winner

  • Frequency

Once in a calendar year

  • Eligibility

Applied for STEM-related degree in the US

Overall GPA 3.0

Community involvement demonstrated in STEM-related field

Documents supporting the need for financial assistance

  • Timeline to Apply every year

Oct 1st to Dec 31st

  • Tips for applying

Submit online by filling the form with personal details and submit an essay in not less than 1000 words.

 

  1. Revpart

 

  • Scholarship Type

Academic scholarship for grads and undergrads.

  • Amount

USD 1500

  • of persons

USD 1000 for one person and USD 250 each for two runners up

  • Frequency

Once in a year

  • Eligibility

Candidates applying for college education in a STEM course.

  • Timeline to Apply every year

Dec 31st is the last date for application. Announcement of results happen by 15th Feb

  • Tips for applying

Write an essay about yourself to let know why you are eligible for the scholarship

Upload transcripts

 

  1. Influenster

 

  • Scholarship Type

Graduation or under graduation studies in the STEM field

  • Amount

USD 1000

  • of persons

5 female applicants win the scholarship

  • Eligibility

Female candidate applying to study in the US and must be legally authorized by the US govt. Hold a GPA of 3.4 (cumulative)

  • Timeline to Apply every year

July to Dec for Spring application

  • Tips for applying

Apply with a resume, transcripts, and essay. Check the website for essay details.

 

  1. Snapology

 

  • Scholarship Type

STEM scholarship for girls planning to study in the US

  • Amount

USD 1000

  • of persons

One

  • Frequency

Yearly once

  • Eligibility

US citizen

Female

Applying in an accredited university for STEM education

  • Timeline to Apply every year

April 30

 

Final words

 

I have tried listing as many scholarships possible. This will motivate your girl child to pursue an education in the STEM field. Check the details and visit the respective website before you apply. Take a look at the dates to prioritize your application and win the scholarship to make your girl a successful STEM student.


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