We live in the information era, where technology underpins so much of our daily lives. Technology influences the way we communicate, learn, and entertain. And it has an increasing influence on key issues like the economy, foreign policy, privacy, healthcare, and more.
In order to solve complex problems of the future, the US needs more women entering the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Gender diversity introduces new perspectives and helps improve the STEM talent pool.
Since women make up nearly half of the US labor market but only 28% of the STEM workforce is female, there must be significant opportunities for women who are looking to kick start their careers in STEM. The gender gap is even higher in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid tech & engineering jobs.
As a contribution to the solution, the Boosting Women in STEM Scholarship exists to encourage ambitious women in STEM to continue their pursuit of a STEM degree toward a brighter future.
This scholarship is open to all women who plan to or are already taking courses toward a STEM degree. To apply, please write about how you think STEM occupations are important to help people adapt and thrive in a post-pandemic world.
Given how the world has changed with a global pandemic, how are STEM occupations important to help people adapt and thrive in a post-pandemic world?
The application deadline is Mar 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 30, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.