Women in Science Scholarships

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Are There Any Scholarships for Women in Science and Other STEM Fields? If you are a woman and major in science, a wide range of scholarships exist. Scholarships for women in science cover areas like biology, chemistry and physics. Also, horticulture, astronomy and related areas. There are also scholarships for women studying other STEM fields. Like computer science (tech), engineering and math. Some award programs accept women studying any science field. While others are major specific or are set aside for women who also identify as a minority group. You may also find scholarships for all levels of science degrees. Bachelor’s, master’s and PhDs. To be eligible for any science focused scholarship, you need to qualify. This may take a blend of solid grades and financial need. You may also need to explain how the money will help you reach your goals (and what these are!). Other criteria vary. There are scholarships that only accept female adults returning to finish their degree. And more that cater to first time students pursuing an undergrad or grad degree in science. Why are There Scholarships for Women in Science? Women in science are in the minority. About half the people working in life, physical, and social science jobs are women. And of these, most (2.8 million) work as registered nurses. Compared with other fields, you need a college degree for 99% of science and other STEM jobs. That may cost upwards of $17K for a bachelor’s degree at a public college. Even with a college degree, women in science careers tend to earn less than their male peers. As such, it may be harder to pay down a student loan. Luckily, scholarship money is free if you abide by the terms. And many scholarship providers want to bridge the gender wage and skills gap. So, they set money aside to support women and girls preparing to join the growing STEM workforce.

M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship

The fellowship is designed for assisting women in making a transition back into a professional career. Consequently, funds are generally not available for renewal beyond one year of support.

Total: $45000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  June 3

Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship

Hyundai Motor America is driven by better. From engineering a more sustainable and autonomous future in mobility for tomorrow to giving back to local communities today, everything Hyundai does is guided by one question: How can we make things better? To close the gender gap in STEM, they offer a Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship. Participants must be high school seniors or undergraduate students who are female, reside in the United States and wish to pursue a STEM-related field of education. Eli...

Total: $10000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  June 30

Lew Williams and Leila Sulkes Scholarships

The Lew Williams and Leila Sulkes Scholarships of $2000 for each academic year are awarded for women in undergraduate or graduate degree programs.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  July 31

SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship

SBB Research Group’s interns and their family members are eligible and encouraged to apply. However, immediate family members of SBB Research Group’s regular employees are not eligible to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 31

Iyowun Memorial College Scholarship

This year, IMCS will award up to ten $1,000 scholarships to college students currently pursuing careers in technology or social science related fields. Winners will be announced every January 31 @ 11:59 PM PST

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 12

Gail Karp Orgell Scholarship

The Gail Karp Orgell Scholarship is available for Jewish female high school seniors or graduates who are beginning their first year of an undergraduate program at a four-year college or university in California.

Total: $7000 Awards:  1

Xilinx Empowering Women in Technology Scholarship

The Society of Women Engineers is a member agency whose mission is to empower women within the engineering industry. One way they do this is through scholarship programs. Xilinx Empowering Women in Technology Scholarships tend to go to five candidates from under-represented groups. Global location based on home and collegiate address with exception of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. You must also identify as a female/woman, be a sophomore or junior majoring in CprE, CS, EE, ET, IE, ME...

Total: $25000 Awards:  5

Society of Women Engineers Detroit

Applicants must submit a one page (single or double spaced, your choice) essay on the following topic: "Why do you want to be an engineer and how this scholarship would help you."

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 01

Betty Hansen Scholarship

The Betty Hansen Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled or entering an accredited four-year college or university as an undergrad or grad student.

Total: $2500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  March 01

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) Academic Scholarship

The Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) Academic Scholarship is available for undergraduate members of the SPS national organization as well as students in their sophomore or junior year of college who are majoring in physics or a related science.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 15

Chrysalis Scholarship

The Chrysalis Scholarship is available to women who, throughout their careers, have made distinguished contributions.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 31