STEM for Her awards scholarships in honor of former board members Louise Peabody and Dede Haskins as well as an Empowerment Scholarship. ALL scholarships are merit-based.

The scholarship application window for 2023 has closed and the selection committee has determined the winners. Congratulations to all of our 2023 scholarship awardees!

The next scholarship application cycle will open on February 14, 2024 and close on March 27, 2024. We will post all the requirements on this page in January.



Dede Haskins Memorial Scholarship:

  • Rakshitha Thanasekaran, University of Virginia
  • Bethel Daniel, Brown University
  • Phuong Anh Quach, George Mason University
  • Sophia Gavasheli, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Hannah Allen, University of Virginia
Louise Peabody Memorial Scholarship:
  • Alice Cao-Dao, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Ometere Sanni, College of William and Mary
  • Leilani Co, Georgie Institute of Technology
  • Aqsa Aslam, George Mason University
  • Jessica Daly, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Isabella Fazio, University of Virginia
  • Isabella Sasso, College of William and Mary
STEM For Her Empowerment Scholarship:
  • Kerene Bomela, The Catholic University of America 
  • Sonia Goyal, George Washington University 7-year BA/MD program
  • Amelia Clemens, The Catholic University of America 

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 – New for 2023 – 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. 



Dede Haskins Memorial Scholarship

Rokia Doumbia
Hometown: Greenbelt, MD
High School: Richard Montgomery High School
Brown University
Major/Field of Study: Public Health

Carolin Kiewel
Hometown: Herndon, VA
High School: Thomas Jefferson High School         
Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Major/Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering

Ingrid Mandala Kol
Hometown: Herndon, VA
High School: South Lakes High School
McDaniel College
Major/Field of Study: Biochemistry

Louise Peabody Memorial Scholarship

Nirel Amoyaw
Hometown: Aldie, VA
High School: John Champe High School  
Princeton University
Major/Field of Study: Biological and Chemical Engineering

Anna Nack
Hometown: Sterling, VA
High School: Potomac Falls High School
Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology
Major/Field of Study: Accelerated Scholar studying towards a BS in Biomedical Engineering and MS in Science, Technology, and Public Policy

Kristina Soiland
Hometown: Purcellville, VA
High School: Loudoun Valley High School
University of Michigan
Major/Field of Study: College of Engineering- Biomedical Engineering 


Dede Haskins Memorial Scholarship

Isabelle McElhinny
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
High School: Loudoun County High School
University of Michigan
Major/Field of Study: Chemical Engineering

Louise Peabody Memorial Scholarship

Assiata Kamagate
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, MD
High School: Frederick Douglass High School
University of Rochester
Major/Field of Study: Brain and Cognitive Science, Pre-medicine professional program


Louise Peabody Memorial Scholarship

Sarah Gu
Thomas Jefferson High School 
Columbia University, School of Engineering

Dede Haskins Memorial Scholarship

Sydney Payne
Hayfield Secondary School
Spelman College

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