The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that jobs in the STEM career field are projected to grow 8% by 2029, compared to the 3.7% increase for total occupations.
With the growth seen in various STEM fields throughout the United States, more people have begun to realize the importance of jobs in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. To fill these jobs and continue the forward progress of the nation, more students are going into STEM subjects in college.
The Jacob Daniel Dumas Memorial Scholarship will support students in their STEM educational journey. North Carolina high school seniors and undergraduate students looking to pursue a career in STEM are encouraged to apply.
In order to apply, submit an essay that discusses what has inspired you to seek a degree in your desired STEM field.