Scholarships

STEM for Her intends to award more than $120,000 in scholarships annually as follows:
  • 4-year institutions: scholarships up to $5,000 per awardee
  • 2-year institutions: scholarships up to $2,500 per awardee
  • Technical/Trade School programs: scholarships up to $2,500 per awardee
Scholarship criteria:
  • Have graduated or will graduate from a high school within 60 miles of the Washington D.C. Metro area
  • Demonstrate passion for pursuing a STEM-related career
  • Complete the entire application (including the one letter of reference) and submit by March 29, 2024
  • Demonstrating financial need is not required, but preference may be given to applicants with financial need.
Scholarship awardees must:
  • Provide proof of enrollment in a two-year, four-year or technical/trade school for the 2024-2025 school year
  • Provide bursar’s office information before funds can be distributed (funds will be submitted directly to the educational institution, not to the student)
  • Needs-based recipients must submit: Financial Award Letter, Cost of Attendance Statement, Financial Student Aid Report (SAR from FAFSA).
  • Complete a form by the end of June.  After a thorough review, a determination will be made about how funding will be allocated.  

Email scholarships@stemforher.org with any questions.

Louise Peabody Memorial Scholarship – As the first woman partner at a Tysons Corner accounting firm, Louise was committed to her community through her work with Women in Technology where she served as Treasurer and Special Interest Group Chair. Louise then served as STEM for Her Treasurer and, more recently she was devoted to building STEM for Her programs and mentoring young women to develop skills and a love for tech and education.

Dede Haskins Memorial Scholarship – With a 25-year career in technology, Dede was recognized as an influential businesswoman in the D.C. area. She was president of Women in Technology, and also a founding member and board chair of STEM for Her where she focused on bridging the gender gap to create a more diverse and productive workforce.

STEM for Her Empowerment Scholarship – Recognizes the immense potential and talent that girls possess in STEM fields and seeks to provide them with the necessary resources and encouragement to succeed. By offering financial assistance this scholarship program aims to inspire and empower young women to become leaders in their respective STEM disciplines. 

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