Joanne Pransky Celebration of Women in Robotics

$3,000
3 winners, $1,000 each
Open
Application Deadline
Feb 29, 2024
Winners Announced
Mar 31, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or two or four-year undergraduate student
Gender:
Female-identifying
Field of Study:
Robotics
Education Level:
Gender:
Field of Study:
High school or two or four-year undergraduate student
Female-identifying
Robotics

Joanne Pransky made an impact on countless young women in robotics during her life.

As 'The World's First Robot Psychiatrist,' modeled after Isaac Asimov's Susan Calvin from the iRobot stories, Joanne brought the social side of robots to the forefront, long before robots were at all common. Joanne served as a mentor and inspiration for many young women and girls who are often discouraged or pushed away from STEM fields such as robotics.

This scholarship aims to honor the impact of Joanne Pransky by supporting women in robotics throughout their education.

Any female-identifying high school or two or four-year undergraduate student who is interested in working in robotics may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, write a short science fiction story about the challenges or opportunities of robotics in the near future.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published July 20, 2023
$3,000
3 winners, $1,000 each
Open
Application Deadline
Feb 29, 2024
Winners Announced
Mar 31, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Isaac Asimov's science fiction inspired generations of real roboticists. Write a short science fiction story or essay about the challenges or opportunities of robotics in the near future.

500–1000 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Feb 29, 2024. Winners will be announced on Mar 31, 2024.