While jobs in the STEM workforce continue to expand, they see uneven progression in diminishing the gender, race, and ethnic disparity.
Hispanic workers, in particular, only account for 8% of all STEM jobs despite representing 17% of the total workforce. They remain underrepresented in the industry even though they comprise a significant population pursuing STEM degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs.
To encourage future diversity, the Thomas Geotechnical Scholarship will support Hispanic students pursuing a degree in STEM, with preference given to students in engineering. All Hispanic High School seniors in Florida are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
To apply, please tell us a bit about yourself, your intended major in STEM and how you have or plan to give back to your community.