5 Great Scholarships for Women in STEM

The Top Scholarships for Women in STEM with Upcoming Deadlines

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  1. Young Women in STEM Scholarship
    Funded by
    Stephanie Hagopian
    This scholarship will support three female, low-income high school seniors or undergraduate students majoring in STEM.
    Funded by
    Stephanie Hagopian
    This scholarship will support three female, low-income high school seniors or undergraduate students majoring in STEM.
    Education level
    Undergraduate, High School
    Amount
    $30,000
    Scholarships awarded
    3 winners
    Deadline
    Mar 1, 2022
    1
  2. Learner Education Women in Mathematics Scholarship
    Funded by
    Learner
    This scholarship aims to incentivize female students in order to increase female representation in math-related fields. High school seniors and undergraduate students studying math are eligible to apply.
    Funded by
    Learner
    This scholarship aims to incentivize female students in order to increase female representation in math-related fields. High school seniors and undergraduate students studying math are eligible to apply.
    Education level
    High School, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $1,000
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner every 6 months
    Next Deadline
    Aug 1, 2022
    2
  3. Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship
    Funded by
    Calvin Rosser
    To increase female representation in the technology industry, this scholarship will be awarded to a female student of any education level who is pursuing a career in tech.
    Funded by
    Calvin Rosser
    To increase female representation in the technology industry, this scholarship will be awarded to a female student of any education level who is pursuing a career in tech.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Apr 30, 2022
    3
  4. "Fight for Equality" Women in STEM Scholarship
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    The "Fight for Equality" Women in STEM Scholarship is meant to support and encourage young women to pursue a degree in STEM. This $500 award will help female high school students pay their college tuition.
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    The "Fight for Equality" Women in STEM Scholarship is meant to support and encourage young women to pursue a degree in STEM. This $500 award will help female high school students pay their college tuition.
    Education level
    High School
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Apr 16, 2022
    4
  5. Technology Moves the World Scholarship
    Funded by
    Aaron Gupta
    Awarded
    This scholarship seeks to support high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in technology and strive to help the world using technology.
    Funded by
    Aaron Gupta
    Awarded
    This scholarship seeks to support high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in technology and strive to help the world using technology.
    Education level
    High School
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Dec 15, 2021
    Awarded
    Winner
    Aisha Wehliye
    3 Finalists
    5

About scholarships for women in STEM

Women have made vast progress in the academic world, now outnumbering their male peers, yet they are still underrepresented in many fields. STEM jobs in particular, especially the highest-paid STEM fields and positions, are still male-dominated. Women make up only 28% of the science and engineering workforce despite being 50.2% of the college-educated workforce. 

Women do make up the majority of certain fields, such as social sciences, and have reached parity in others, such as biology. However, high-paying fields such as mechanical engineering and computer science are still overwhelmingly male, with women engineers making up only 9% of mechanical engineers and roughly 20% of civil engineers.

Women are also less likely to pursue a STEM degree than men due to lack of representation and the stigma that women in STEM usually face. 7% of female graduates in 2016 earned a STEM degree while 15% of male college students did the same.

Due to the employment gap in STEM education between male and female workers, there are many scholarships available to support women as they pursue degrees and careers in STEM. 

To help you fund your education and overcome gender obstacles, we’ve created this list of scholarships just for women in STEM. You can click on any of the scholarships above to start applying! While this list is a great place to start your scholarship search, you can find even more exclusive scholarship opportunities on bold.org.