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The Women In STEM Scholarship

Although women outnumber men on college campuses and may soon represent the majority of the U.S. college-educated workforce, they’re underrepresented in high-paying STEM fields both in college and in the real world.

Let’s help women interested in STEM by creating scholarships for them!

Recognizing this issue, companies like Adobe, Google, Hyundai, and Palantir offer scholarships to narrow the gender gap in the tech field. But there’s more that can be done, so we have made it our mission to convince companies to create scholarships for women interested in STEM as a way to help close the gender gap. 

The Women in STEM Scholarship is one of five TUN mission scholarships. If you are interested in starting a scholarship to support women in STEM, click here. We will set it up for free.

List of Women in STEM Scholarships

Here is a summary of scholarships for women who are pursuing a STEM degree. We will update the list as new scholarships become available.

Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship

Hyundai Motor America, Inc. is currently accepting applications for its Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship. It’s looking to award five scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to high school seniors and college undergraduates who identify as female, reside in the United States, and wish to pursue a STEM-related field of education.

To apply, those interested must write an essay of 500 words or more on what has driven them to choose a STEM-related field for their future. 

Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Award: $10,000 each (5 awards)

Eligibility: 

  • Must identify as female
  • Must be legal residents of the fifty (50) states in the United States and the District of Columbia
  • Must be high school seniors or current undergraduate students
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, or 16 years of age with consent of a parent and/or legal guardian

Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship

In an effort to bring more gender diversity to the technology industry, Adobe Research offers the Women-in-Technology Scholarship. The scholarship awards one female undergraduate or masters computer science student studying anywhere in the world with a $10,000 scholarship, a Creative Cloud subscription membership for one year, an Adobe Research mentor, and an opportunity to interview for an internship at Adobe. 

To apply, those interested must submit an application that includes a resume, academic transcripts, three letters of reference, answers for up to four essay questions, and an optional 60-second video or multimedia submission describing their dream career.

Application deadline: Applications for the 2021 academic year opens in late summer

Award: $10,000

Eligibility:

  • Must be a female student currently enrolled as an undergraduate or masters student at a university. (First year undergraduate students are not eligible)
  • Must intend to be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or masters student at a university for the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Must be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field.
  • Must maintain a “strong academic record”
  • Must not have a close relative working for Adobe Research

Women Techmakers Scholars Program

The Women Techmakers Scholars Program, sponsored by Google, was founded with the mission of creating gender equality in the tech industry. In addition to receiving a generous scholarship, winners will be invited to the annual Google Scholars Retreat, which allows them to meet other award recipients, network with Google employees, and participate in a number of development workshops. 

To apply, those interested must submit an application that includes general background information, academic transcripts, responses to four essay questions, a current resume, and a letter of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor. 

Application deadline: Applications for the 2021-22 academic year open fall 2020

Award: $10,000 for students in the United States; CAD $5,000 for students in Canada

Eligibility: 

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must intend to enroll or currently be enrolled as a full-time student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada for the 2021-22 academic year
  • Must be studying either computer science, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical field, or video game programing, game engineering, game design and development, or a closely related field in gaming
  • Must show a strong academic record
  • Must “exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for increasing the involvement of women in technology”

The Science Ambassador Scholarship

The Science Ambassador Scholarship, funded by Cards Against Humanity, is an annual full-tuition scholarship for a woman studying science, technology, engineering or math. 

To apply, applicants must create a three-minute video explaining a STEM topic they’re interested in and upload it to YouTube. The video should be framed as a “mini–lecture, not a personal statement.” That means applicants should pretend they are a lecturer speaking to a class. Applicants are encouraged to cite all of their sources to ensure scientific accuracy. 

Application deadline: Applications for the 2021 academic year open in the fall

Award: 

  • Winner receives a full-tuition scholarship 
  • Second place winner receives $2,500
  • Third, fourth, and fifth place winners receive $1,000 each

Eligibility: 

  • Must identify as female
  • Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student
  • Must major in or intend to major in a STEM field

Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship

The Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship, started in 2010 with the mission to encourage women to pursue STEM careers, annually awards 10 women majoring in STEM fields with $7,000 scholarships and a trip to its headquarters in Palo Alto, California, for an all-expenses paid developmental workshop. 

The application window is currently closed until December, but the most recent applicants had to submit an application that includes a transcript, resume, and answers to two essay questions. 

Application deadline: Applications for the 2021 academic year opens in December 

Award: $7,000 (10 scholarships)

Eligibility (subject to change):  

  • Must identify as female
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited U.S., Canadian or Mexican college/university during the academic years that the scholarship is awarded
  • Must be a freshman, sophomore or junior majoring in or planning to major in the STEM field
  • Must not have been a recipient of the award in the past

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

The Society of Women Engineers offers more than 250 scholarships worth more than $800,000 in total to women studying or planning to study engineering, engineering technology, and computer science through an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in the United States. Those interested can submit just one application and be in the running to receive any of the 200+ scholarships. 

Application deadline: The next application window for freshmen opens March 1, 2021. Sophomores and above can start submitting applications December 1, 2020. 

Award: range from $1,000-$15,000

Eligibility:

  • Must identify as female
  • Must be studying or planning to study engineering, engineering technology, and computer science through an ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student program in the United States
  • If incoming freshman, GPA must be above 3.5 
  • If rising sophomore or above, GPA must be above 3.0

BHW Women in STEM Scholarship

Offered by the Austin, Texas-based custom web and mobile app development company BHW Group, the BHW Women in STEM Scholarship is an annual $3,000 award that goes to women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in STEM. 

To apply, those interested must submit a 500-800 word essay. Although the application for those looking to receive scholarships for fall 2021 are currently closed until January, the BHW Group has already released its essay prompts, which are available here

Application deadline: Applications for fall 2021 opens in January 2021

Award: $3,000

Eligibility: 

  • Must identify as female
  • Must pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree in STEM
  • Must be attending or planning to attend a U.S. school

VIP’s Women In Technology Scholarship 

Offered by Vision Integration Professionals, a technology solutions provider, the Women In Technology Scholarship is an annual $2,500 award for women pursuing a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems or another related field. To be eligible, women must be attending or planning to attend a two- or four-year college or university in the United States.

To apply, those interested must submit an application that includes unofficial transcripts, a 200-to 500-word personal statement, and an essay that includes no more than 1,500 words. 

Application deadline: Applications are likely due by April 1, 2021 for the 2021-22 academic year (based on 2020 dates)

Award: $2,500 (multiple scholarship awards)

Eligibility: 

  • Must Identify as female
  • At the time of award, students must be enrolled at, or accepted into, either a two- or four‐year college or university within the United States
  • Must be planning a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or another related field
  • Must have GPA of at least 3.0

Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship

Named in memory of Virginia Heinlein, an American chemist, biochemist, and engineer, the Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship is an annual $2,500 award reserved for a female student majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. 

To apply, those interested must submit an application that includes a 500- to 1,000- word essay and a short bio outlining career goals. 

Application deadline: Applications are likely due by April 1, 2021 for the 2021-22 academic year (based on 2020 dates)

Award: $2,500

Eligibility: 

  • Must identify as female
  • Must be a full time undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college that awards Bachelor of Science or Arts degrees
  • Must be majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences

ABC Humane Wildlife Academic Scholarship – Women In STEM

ABC Humane Wildlife, a Chicago-based wildlife control company, is offering a $1,000 award to a woman who is currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university and studying or planning to study a STEM subject. 

The scholarship was created by Urban Wildlife Manager and entrepreneur Rebecca Fyffe, who, as a female business owner, is “unique in her industry.” Only 3 percent of pest control & management firms are owned by women. Fyffe credits her success to her STEM background and wants to expand opportunities for women to pursue STEM degrees. 

To apply, those interested must answer an essay question in 1,000 words or less and email it, along with proof of enrollment and a letter of reference, to grants@abcwildlife.com

Application deadline: July 1, 2020

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: 

  • Must identify as female
  • Must be a student currently enrolled at a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Must be studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences, i.e., economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.
  • Cannot have a parent/legal guardian who is employed by ABC Humane Wildlife