Scholarships for Women in STEM

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Updated by Utkarsh on 27th November 2019

It is never been so easy to find a scholarship for women like today. We have listed top-ranking scholarships for women in STEM for 2019-20. 

General scholarships for women in STEM

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program gives scholarships to female students planning to study engineering, engineering technology, and computer science. More than 200 female students win the scholarship each year.

The awards are between $1,000-$15,000 and are sometimes renewable. Awards are for both undergraduate and graduate students. Students only need to complete one application for all scholarships. There is one application for freshman students and one application for sophomore students and higher. Applicants must be planning to attend a school with ABET-accredited programs.

Payscale Women in STEM Scholarship

Payscale wants to encourage females to join the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.  They do this by awarding scholarships to help female students in these fields cover some of their tuition costs. They offer two annual awards, each one is for $2,000.

Eligibility:

Scholarships for women in STEMStudents must be majoring in a STEM major at an associate, bachelor or graduate program.

Students must be accepted to an accredited college or university or currently studying.

Employees of PayScale and their immediate family members are not eligible.

Eligible students need to submit a 300 to 500-word essay on a topic which PayScale selects.

Virtix IT STEM Studies Scholarship

The Virtix IT STEM Studies Scholarship awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and express interest in pursuing STEM education. One $500 scholarship is awarded per academic year.

Snapology STEM Studies Scholarship

The Snapology STEM Studies Scholarship awards to female college-bound high school seniors based on their proved academic achievement, financial need, and expressed interest in pursuing STEM education. They will be awarding $1,000 scholarship per academic year.

Microsoft STEM Scholarship

Microsoft awards tuition scholarships and conference scholarships every year to promote female students to pursue studies in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for both scholarships will be awarded.

RevPart STEM Scholarship

RevPart STEM provides a scholarship of $1,000 to the female students demonstrating excellent promise in their area of study. Any undergraduate or graduate female student majoring in a STEM field that is attending an accredited college may apply. RevPart is also offering a $250 book scholarship for the first and second runner-up.

Girls in STEM Scholarship Award

The Girls in STEM (GIS) Scholarship Award is permitted to students enrolled in any STEM-related undergraduate programs at an approved university and is granted annually in the amount of $500.

Influenster Scholarship for Women in STEM

Influenster has launched the Influenster Scholarship for Women In STEM to recognize them and give them the resources they need to advance in their disciplines and eventually pursue their dream careers in STEM.

BluePay STEM Scholarship

BluePay offers an annual scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students engaging in a STEM field at an approved college or university. The application involves answering one of three essay questions and the winner will receive $1,000.

BHW Women in STEM Academic Scholarship

A custom web and mobile app developing company based in Austin, Texas. Women in STEM scholarship is open to women who are pursuing an undergrad level in STEM. Applicants are asked to submit an essay on topics such as their favorite app etc.

VOLT Lighting STEM Scholarship Competition

VOLT Lighting offers its STEM scholarship twice a year to students pursuing a STEM-related degree or to students whose parents work in a STEM field. To apply, students must answer one of the six essay topics.

Science

Association for Women Geoscientists

This $6,000 scholarship encourages young minority women to pursue an education and career in the geosciences, such as geology, geochemistry, earth science education, physical oceanography, geophysics, meteorology, planetary geology or hydrology programs. Honor recipients get financial aid (scholarship) and are coordinated with a coordinator in the same field, who provides supervision and assistance. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is the end June.

Clare Boothe Luce Program Scholarships

Established in 1989 at her bequest, the Clare Boothe Luce Program (CBL) seeks “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate and teach” in science, mathematics, and engineering. Scholarship permits are not made directly to individuals, but to four-year degree-granting institutions, with preference given to women in the physical science and engineering fields in which women are the most underrepresented. Fifty percent or more of the annual scholarships are awarded to students studying at colleges or universities affiliated with the Catholic Church.

Girl Scout Scholarships

The Arlene Bartlow Endowment Fund $1,000 renewable scholarship is for Girl Scout Gold Award recipients accepted for undergraduate study in the College of Arts and Sciences or Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University $1,500 scholarship in Daytona Beach, Florida is also for Girl Scout Gold Award recipients with at least a 3.5 average in high school.

The Lou Henry Hoover Girl Scout Scholarship

The $2,000 renewable, Lou Henry Hoover Girl Scout scholarship for female students at Temple University Ambler demands that applicants must have been in Girl Scouting at least five years, be enrolled in the School for Environmental Design and study horticulture or landscape architecture design.

Technology

Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Scholarship

With an application deadline of May 15, this scholarship is for incoming college freshmen pursuing either a bachelor’s in computer science or computer engineering. Open only to women, applicants must also have a 3.5 GPA, be enrolled full-time and be U.S. citizens. 

AFFIRM Student Scholarship

This AFFIRM scholarship offers funding to students studying at University of Maryland and Syracuse University who are pursuing careers in the IT industry.

Eligibility:

  • A student must be taken 12 credits or more,
  • Be a junior or Above,
  • Demonstrate financial need, 
  • Have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA, 
  • Major in some aspect of CS or a similar field, and
  • Have a letter of reference from a teacher. 

*Preference is given to U.S. citizens.

Center for Women & Information Technology Scholars

This full scholarship aims to help women who are seeking a college education in the computer and information fields. These scholarships are given to high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The scholarship covers the student for all four years of undergraduate study. Eligible fields include computer science, chemical engineering, biological engineering, computer information systems, and mechanical engineering. The deadline is January 15.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship and the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa Scholarship

Both of these awards are given to women who are currently enrolled in programs related to technology fields, and who have displayed proven leadership skills. Besides the monetary award, students who receive the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships are invited to a Google retreat to network with their peers.

Engineering

Alpha Omega Epsilon Scholarships

The Engineering and Technical Science Achievement Scholarship offered by Alpha Omega Epsilon is awarded to women studying in engineering or related fields. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Anne Maureen Whitney Barrow Memorial Scholarship

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) awards a $7,000 per year renewable scholarship once every four to five years for a student in engineering.

 

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. The internships are salaried positions – typically 10 weeks – located at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and give the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor. To apply, the student must be female with sophomore or junior standing at a U.S. college or university at the time of application. She must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. There is no citizenship restriction. Applications are due February 15.

 

B.J. Harrod Scholarship

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) awards two $1,500 scholarships to freshmen studying engineering or engineering technology.

 

Exelon Scholarship

Five $1,000 scholarships are offered to freshmen, sophomore and junior students with U.S. citizenship from under-represented groups; disabled and veteran candidates preferred. These schools are preferred: Bradley University, UIC, IIT, UIUC, UMBC, University of Maryland College Park, Morgan State, Penn State and Purdue, and students must be pursuing computer, mathematical, or electrical engineering degrees.

 

Judith McManus Price Scholarship

Women and minority undergraduates planning on becoming public planners are eligible for need-based awards ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. To apply, students must either be enrolled or have official acceptance from a school accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. The deadline is the ending of April.

 

Lucile B. Kaufman Women’s Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate women attending full-time who have completed at least 30-semester credits in an engineering field related to manufacturing engineering in an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Maths

American Association of University Women Fellowships

The American Association of University Women promotes economic and educational equality for women. The Association provides a Selected Professions Fellowship for women to pursue graduate degrees in mathematics and other STEM fields.

Awards range from $5,000 to $18,000. Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents and enrolled as full-time students during the year of the award.

American Mathematical Society Math in Moscow Scholarship program

Five undergraduate or graduate mathematics or computer science majors are eligible each semester for a $9,800 scholarship to cover some of the costs associated with attendance for one semester of study in the Math in Moscow program conducted jointly by the Independent University of Moscow (IUM), the Higher School of Economics (HSE) Faculty of Mathematics and the Moscow Center for Continuous Mathematical Education (MCCME). Funding for these scholarships is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and they are administered by the American Mathematical Society (AMS).

Students must be either U.S. citizens or enrolled at a U.S. institution at the time they attend the Math in Moscow program in order to apply for the scholarship, due to NSF restrictions. Students must apply to both the Math in Moscow program and to the AMS Math in Moscow Scholarship program in order to be eligible for the scholarship. Deadlines for the Scholarship program are April 15 for the following fall semester and September 15 for the following spring semester.

Department of Homeland Security Internships

The United States Department of Homeland Security sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for college students in their junior and senior years of study in homeland security-related science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. The program awards a stipend of $6,000 ($600 per week) or $7,000 ($700 per week) for graduate students, plus one-time transportation between their home and designated research facility. Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens who are full-time students at an American college or university with a GPA of at least 3.30, majoring in a STEM field and interested in homeland security research.

Intel Corporation Scholarships

Each year, the Intel Corporation hosts a talent search, which gives high school seniors the opportunity to compete for more than $1.25 million in scholarships. Only American high school seniors are eligible to apply for an Intel Talent Search Scholarship. Applicants must conduct an original research experiment in science, technology, engineering or mathematics and submit their work for the competition. Intel chooses 40 finalists out of the approximately 1,600 entries it receives each year. Each finalist is given an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. and the opportunity to meet with United States government officials and leading scientists. Prizes are awarded in three categories and range from $35,000 to $150,000.