Scholarships

STEM for Her invites you to apply for a College Scholarship

STEM for Her will award a total of $75,000 in scholarships in honor of former board members, Louise Peabody and Dede Haskins.

Applications will be accepted between February 20 – March 31, 2023. 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 (including the two letters of reference) and submit by March 31, 2023  
  • Provide proof of enrollment in a two-year, four-year or technical/trade school  for the 2023-2024 school year and bursar’s office information before funds can be distributed (funds submitted directly to the education institute, not the student) 

Demonstrating financial need is not required, but preference may be given to applicants with financial need. We’ll announce winners in April 2023. 

 Scholarship Requirements – NEW 

  • Must be a female who has finished high school in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area
  • Must be entering or continuing a two-year, four-year or technical/trade school in fall of the same year or spring of the following year of the application cycle 
  • Must complete the entire application by the deadline, including  
  • The submission of two letters of references (at least one of them from a STEM educator)
  • Provide High School Transcript or GPA 
  • Upload FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)  
  • Answer five short essay questions 

Scholarship Requirements – RENEWAL 

  • Must have received a STEM for Her scholarship in 2022
  • Must be continuing a STEM-related program in fall of the same year or spring of the following year of the application cycle 
  • Must complete the application by the deadline, including:
  • The submission of two letters of references (at least one of them from a STEM educator)
  • Provide Cumulative Transcript 
  • Answer one essay question (statement of purpose)  

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.

Recipients

2022

Dede Haskins Memorial Scholarship

Rokia Doumbia

Carolin Kiesel

Ingrid Mandala

Louise Peabody Memorial Scholarship

Nirel Amoyaw

Anna Nack

Kristina Soiland

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