Girls in Technology
2017 Scholarship Competition

Each year Women in Technology’s Girls in Technology (GIT) Committee provides scholarships to girls in grades 6 to 12 in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia who participate in our programs.  Our scholarships help to enrich their lives and reduce the financial barriers for those that desire to pursue college studies in STEM fields.

Scholarship Awards include:

  • (1) $5000 STEM for Her cash scholarship
  • (4) $1500 Freddie Mac cash scholarships
  • (4) $250 STEM Experience scholarships funded by STEM for Her
  • $5000 in STEM Experience scholarships funded by Eagle Ray, Inc.
Scholarship recipients will each receive (2) tickets to the Women in Technology Leadership Awards dinner in May 2017.

Winners will be announced on April 15, 2017.  

GIT scholarships are funded by Corporate Sponsors and STEM for Her, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation focused on encouraging young girls ages 12-25 to pursue STEM-related careers.

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Cash Scholarship for High School Seniors

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant must submit a video or a 250 word essay that answers the following questions:
1.    If you could choose any career the STEM field, what would you be and why?
2.    What advice would you give to girls that are interested in careers in the STEM field?
3.    Which Girls in Technology program did you attend and how has it benefited you?
4.    How would you use your scholarship?

Applicant must have participated in a GIT program, attended a GIT event, or have registered to attend an upcoming event prior to the scholarship application submission deadline.

Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EST on March 31, 2017. Submission received after the deadline will not be considered.
 

Experience Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant must submit a video or an essay that answers the following questions:
1.    If you could choose any career in the STEM field, what would you be and why?
2.    What advice would you give to girls that are interested in careers in the STEM field?
3.    Which Girls in Technology program did you attend and how has it benefited you?
4.    What do you hope to get out of a STEM Experience Scholarship?

Applicant must have participated in a GIT program, attended a GIT event in the 2016/2017 program year, or have registered for an upcoming event prior to the scholarship application submission deadline.

Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on March 31, 2017. Submission received after the deadline will not be considered.

Note:The winning essays will be selected by a panel of judges who work in STEM fields.  Essays will be judged on topic, content, creativity, grammar, and punctuation.  Video submissions should be no longer than 8-minutes in length. We want you to be cyber-safe.  Please do not include any personal contact information or the name of your school in your video.  Video submission should include your first name only.

  

Contact:
Angela Morrison
angelamorrisonwit@gmail.com