Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) are more essential now than ever.
While there are many types of experts across many of the technological fields, we need more incentives for budding STEM professionals to continue research, harness leadership skills, and inspire innovation to propel our country toward our technological, medical, and developmental goals.
Intertwined with tech are the arts, a way for people to express themselves with or without the spoken word. As a STEM major, students sometimes forget to use their creativity to solve problems. As a researcher, creativity and engaging both hemispheres of the brain is essential to innovation. When combined with the Arts, STEM becomes STEAM.
Today, tech and the arts are some of the most important pieces to our society – they both provide structure and a unique identity to who we are as humans and what we would like to become in the future.
To encourage leaders in STEM and the arts to pursue and preserve their aspirations, the Educate the SWAG “Dare to Dream” STEAM Scholarship exists and will be awarded to one high school junior, senior, or a recent high school graduate in years one or two of a gap year interested in pursuing a degree in STEM and merging these studies with an art minor or a degree in Art and merging these studies with a STEM minor.
To apply, please write about 1 of the 3 following topics and the required topic below.
And write about the following required question:
(Required) Tell us a little about who you are and why you wish to pursue a college education?