Scholarships

STEM for Her invites you to apply for a College Scholarship

STEM for Her will award four $5,000 scholarships in honor of former board members, Louise Peabody and Dede Haskins. Applications will be accepted between April 1 – May 16, 2022. To apply, you must:

  • 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 and submit by May 16, 2022 
  • Provide proof of enrollment in a two-year or four-year college during the 2022-2023 school year before funds can be distributed 
  • All funds to be distributed directly to an accredited college/university.
Demonstrating financial need is not required, but preference may be given to applicants with financial need. We’ll announce winners in June 2022.

Recipients

2022

Dede Haskins Memorial Scholarship

To Be Announced Shortly

Louise Peabody Memorial Scholarship

To Be Announced Shortly

2021

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

2020

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

Louise Peabody Memorial Scholarship – As the first woman partner at a Tyson’s 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 STEM for Her as 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.

Questions about the program? Please submit them to scholarships@stemforher.org

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