"There's STEM in That" Scholarship

Funded by
The Ashe Arts and STEM Academy
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$3,000
6 winners, $500 each
Open
Application Deadline
Feb 28, 2023
Winners Announced
Mar 30, 2023
Education Level
High School
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Eligibility Requirements
Race:
BIPOC
Background:
First-generation college student
Experience:
Non-profit or volunteering experience
Education Level:
High school senior (2022-2023 school year)
Field of Interest:
STEM
GPA:
2.4 or higher
Residency:
US Citizen
Race:
Background:
Experience:
Education Level:
Field of Interest:
GPA:
Residency:
BIPOC
First-generation college student
Non-profit or volunteering experience
High school senior (2022-2023 school year)
STEM
2.4 or higher
US Citizen

BIPOC workers continue to be underrepresented in the STEM workforce despite rapid growth in STEM jobs.

The STEM industry has grown by 79% since 1990 and is expected to continue that upward trend, but BIPOC workers remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce. Most STEM workers are White or Asian.

Aside from the abundance of research showing that diverse teams perform better, the lack of diversity in STEM also leads to issues like racial bias against African-Americans in healthcare algorithms and facial recognition error rates which are more than 40 times worse for Black women than they are for light-skinned men.

In order for the STEM industry to advance and become more equitable, it must become more diverse. We can all benefit from having more BIPOC individuals entering the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Diversity introduces new perspectives, enabling us to better solve the complex problems of the future.

This scholarship seeks to support first-generation BIPOC high school students who are passionate about pursuing careers in STEM.

Any first-generation, BIPOC high school senior who is a US citizen, has non-profit or community service experience, has at least a 2.4 GPA, and is pursuing STEM disciplines may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us why you’re passionate about STEM, how you’re hoping to benefit the world with your STEM career, and how the books you've read have shaped your goals. Optionally, provide a creative example (short film, original song, etc) to demonstrate why you’re passionate about STEM.

Published September 1, 2022
$3,000
6 winners, $500 each
Open
Application Deadline
Feb 28, 2023
Winners Announced
Mar 30, 2023
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners