40+ STEM Scholarship Opportunities for 2021

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You should know STEM occupations bring in more money, on average than non-STEM jobs.  This knowledge makes STEM majors an easy sell to parents scouting colleges with their STEM-loving high school seniors.  But you know what’s not an easy sell?  That tuition breakdown.  Sticker-shock is an understatement. So what’s the solution?

Answer:  A STEM Scholarship. (Hip! Hip! Hooray! Three cheers from our bank accounts!)

Mountains of debt lurk around the corner, waiting to jump out at STEM graduates as soon as they exit the gates of their higher education institution.  STEM Graduates seeking to further their education through a master’s or doctorate degree may choose to throw in the towel on their additional education when facing this burden of payments and interest.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, tuition, fees, and room and board for the 2018-2019 academic year carried massive price-tags:

  • $17,797 on average at public institutions

  • $26,261 on average at private “for-profit” institutions

  • And a whopping $46,014 at private “non-profit” institutions

Quick math tells us that full-time enrollment at a private non-profit institution for four years (we’re talking bachelor’s degree here people – not a master’s or a doctorate) can easily tally up to the price of a solid 3 bedroom home.  Giving our high school students a fighting chance of getting out of debt starts with STEM scholarships – and you might be surprised at just how many are out there for high school students interested in STEM fields, and undergrads majoring in STEM subjects.

At Thimble, we love all things STEM education-related and even have our own scholarship program (Check it out below this list!).  Helping students earn a STEM degree is a priority we are clearly not alone in valuing.

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What is STEM?

STEM is the acronym educators use to refer to the overarching idea that science, technology, engineering, and math are incontrovertibly linked.  STEM is an interdisciplinary approach to equipping our students with the 21st-century skills needed to innovate and change the world.

It is a term coined by Dr. Judith Ramaley, and is used by educators and politicians alike.  It’s often used to refer to the kind of curriculum needed to help students aim for, break into, and succeed confidently in an ever-advancing workforce.

There are virtually hundreds, if not thousands of job titles that fall under the STEM umbrella.  From computer science, industrial engineering, and biology, to information systems and physics.  Doctors, data analysts, and even your child’s chemistry teacher are all part of a large spectrum of professionals who needed STEM learning to get where they are.

What are STEM Scholarships?

A STEM scholarship is often a monetary award guaranteed to high school students entering college for a STEM major.  These scholarships are of varying amounts- with eligibility requirements that often dictate the recipient must be entering a 4-year college to gain a bachelor’s in a STEM-related field.

High school sophomores and juniors are often tasked with choosing their own elective classes and filling their schedules with credits to graduate.  Quality career and guidance counselors will hopefully be encouraging students to take classes that not only appeal to them intellectually, but that will also create a basic foundation for their undergraduate degree.  But preparing students intellectually is not enough.  Financial barriers can be insurmountable without proper guidance.  Depending on the level of overwhelm, high school guidance counselors may not be giving students all the essay and deadline information available.  This is where parents (and students!) can take their higher education mission into their own hands.

If entering a STEM field of study is something you know you or your graduating student is planning for, leverage scholarships (and Ramen Noodles) to keep their post-college debt at a minimum.  We’ve gathered all the information you need to utilize some incredible programs giving scholarship recipients award money and/or internship opportunities and work experience.

40+ STEM Scholarships for 2021

  1. Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

Amazon’s Scholarship Program is administered by Scholarship America.  You’ve probably seen a widely televised commercial promoting an Amazon STEM employee, and the incredible scholarship program that the company offers.  If you haven’t seen it, check it out here, and read on for eligibility and deadline information.

BONUS:  In addition to a significant financial award, recipients of this scholarship program are also given a PAID internship at Amazon for the duration of the summer following their freshman year.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be:

  • Us Citizen

  • High School Senior having completed or currently enrolled in a computer science class.

  • Planning to attain a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or some other CS field.

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Deadline:  February 18th, 2021 3 p.m. CT.

Amount:  Lifetime disbursement limit of $40,000 broken down as follows:

  • Students attending 4-year college:  $10,000 per eligible year

  • Students attending 2-year college with the intent to transfer to 4-year college: $5,000 per year for two years, followed by $15,000 per year after transfer until lifetime disbursement limit is reached or bachelor’s degree is earned.

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  1. AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

The AIAA distributes multiple scholarships of varying amounts and each has slightly different requirements.  They offer scholarship awards to both undergraduate students and graduate students.  The eligibility requirements below are some of the basic requirements for undergrad students.

BONUS:  You can apply and combine awards for MORE THAN ONE scholarship from AIAA!

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be a current AIAA student member in good standing

  • Have 1 academic semester of full-time college work under their belt.

  • Have a minimum 3.3 Cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Be enrolled in an accredited higher education institution within the US or its territories.

  • Be planning to major in a STEM field encompassed by the technical activities of AIAA.

    Deadline: January 31st, 2021  (Applications are accepted from October 1 to deadline)

    Amount: Amounts for the scholarships given vary from $500 – $10,000.  Check out these STEM Scholarships in more detail.

  1. AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association)

The AFCEA focuses on undergraduate students already majoring in fields related to cybersecurity and homeland security to develop a highly specialized pool of potential in our nation from which to curate their workforce.  They offer MULTIPLE STEM scholarships.

BONUS:  You can fill out only ONE application, and it enters you into consideration for all the AFCEA Scholarships for which you are eligible.

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be a college sophomore or junior enrolled full-time in a 4-year college/university.

  • Have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Be a US citizen

  • Be enrolled in a qualifying STEM field of study.  See which STEM majors are eligible.

    Deadline: May 31st, 2021

    Amount: AFCEA offers multiple scholarships that vary in amounts.  Awards range from $2,500 – $5,000.  The total amount of all four scholarships comes to $13,000.

  1. Generation Google Scholarship (North America)

Google strongly encourages students from underrepresented groups (black, Hispanic, female, etc…) in STEM occupations to apply for this scholarship opportunity

BONUS: Google has a separate Generation Google scholarship specifically designed for women in gaming.  Google – You go, girl!

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Intend to enroll in a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. program for computer science or a closely related field.

  • Intend to attend an accredited University or College in the US or Canada.

  • Demonstrate financial need

    Deadline: Applications for the next cycle of award money open in the Fall of 2021.  See up-to-date scholarship deadline information.

    Amount: $10,000 USD for students studying in the United States

            $5,000 CAD for students studying in Canada

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  1. (BAM) Blacks At Microsoft Scholarships

    This is a longstanding scholarship program established in 19849!  Microsoft is committed to helping black students reach their STEM learning goals and dreams.

      BONUS:  BAM scholarships aren’t a single award.  There are 27 scholarships of varying amounts totaling almost $200K in award money in 2021 for black students, so your chances of reaping the benefits of this scholarship program might be slightly higher than others.

    Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be of African American descent

  • Plan to enroll full time in a 4-year college the year after graduating high school

  • Plan to major in  engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

  • Demonstrate financial need

    Deadline:  March 31, 2021

    Amount: 27 Scholarships are awarded in the following amount breakdown:

  • Four $20,000 scholarships

  • Eight $10,000 scholarships

  • Fifteen $1,000 scholarships

  1. Rise Marketing Scholarship

Rise Marketing recognizes the growth in the internet and technology industries and encourages students to pursue their STEM dreams.

BONUS:  This scholarship program also awards two “runners up”

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university

  • Major in a STEM subject

  • Complete required application before the deadline

    Deadline: August 1, 2021

    Amount: $1,000 (Two runners up will receive $250 each)

  1. (ASME) American Society of Mechanical Engineers

This is the jackpot of scholarship hubs.  ASME offers 40+ scholarships of varying amounts, some as high as $13,000.  Scholarships are offered to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students alike.

BONUS:  They have a convenient online application.

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at a community college, college, or university FULL TIME

  • Be enrolled in either Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology.

  • Be a member in good standing of ASME

    Deadline: Tiered Deadline Dates as follows:

  • Undergraduates: February 18th, 2021

  • Graduate Students: March 4th, 2021

  • High School Students: March 16th, 2021

    Amount: Amounts vary depending on the specific scholarship applied for.  See a clear and detailed list of ASME STEM scholarships available here.

  1. Davidson Institute’s Davidson Fellows Scholarship for Gifted Students

This scholarship program is for gifted high school students who have completed some work of great significance in one of the submission categories (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literature, music, philosophy, and outside the box).

BONUS:  The sheer size of this scholarship makes it amazing, but more notably is the rare condition that the money is available for 10 years after it is awarded to the recipient.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be 18 or younger at the time of application.

  • Be a permanent resident of the United States

  • Have completed a piece of work that is of great significance to one of the submission categories.

    Deadline: March 10, 2021

    Amount: $50,000

            $25,000

            $10,000

  1. Herbert Levy Memorial Scholarship Program

Dr. Herbert Levy was an esteemed physicist.  This scholarship program is in honor of his contributions to the field of physics and is funded by dollars committed by the late Dr.’s wife.

BONUS:  This scholarship is one of many STEM Scholarships provided through the Society of Physics Student’s Scholarship Program.

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be members in good standing with SPS

  • Demonstrate financial hardship or need

  • Be majoring in physics or a closely related physics field

  • Complete all parts of the application process

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    Amount: $2,000

  1. AppZen STEM Scholarship for Racial Justice

This award is administered by Scholarship America.  It’s specifically aimed at narrowing the statistical gap of blacks in STEM occupations.

BONUS: Students can reapply for this scholarship every year.  Previous winners are not barred from consideration.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Identify as Black or African American

  • Be a high school senior or college undergrad

  • Must be planning to attend an accredited 2 year or 4-year program for a STEM-related major.

    Deadline: January 25, 2021

    Amount: $3,000

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  1. (USRA) Universities Space Research Association Distinguished Undergraduate Awards

This STEM scholarship will appeal to anyone looking into the stars for a future in space research.  Did someone say, Space Force?

BONUS:  There are four separate scholarships offered by this scholarship program.  Check out some of the hyper-successful past winners of this incredible STEM scholarship here.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited 4-year college that offers classes leading to a science or engineering degree.

  • Be within 2 years of earning a Bachelor’s in science or engineering.

Deadline: Applications open in the spring of 2021, and the deadline for application is August 7th, 2021.

Award: $5,000

  1. NextStepU STEM Scholarship

    This award is given three times a year to registered users of NextStepU.

BONUS: NextStepU enters any user who registers during a scholarship drawing period into a separate “Win Free Tuition” sweepstakes.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be age 16-22 at the time of entry

  • Be attending high school or college in the US or Canada

  • Be pursuing or intend to pursue a STEM major

    Deadline: January 31, 2021

    Award: $1500 (3 times per year; 3 separate winners)

  1. Scholarship America’s Dream Award

While this award isn’t a STEM scholarship specifically, it is open to most STEM interested scholars.  Scholarship America is one of the largest administering bodies of college scholarship funds in the country.  You can browse hundreds of different scholarships.  They’ve given over $4 billion in scholarship funding to students of every gender, race, major, and creed.

BONUS:  You can register to be instantly notified when the dream award opens for applications.  2021’s winners are being announced in April.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be at least 17 years old

  • Be a US citizen

  • Be the recipient of a high school diploma or the equivalent.

  • Plan to enroll full-time and attend one full year at an accredited post-secondary college, university, community college, or technical school.

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Demonstrate a need for financial support

    Deadline:  This scholarship is expected to open again for applications in August 2021.

Award: The award for this scholarship is based on donations and can vary.  Since its inception in 2014, over one hundred students have received over $2 million.

  1. Intertech STEM Scholarship

Intertech sets up this STEM scholarship for future computer science geniuses, and this scholarship essay is only 350-500 words!

BONUS:  This scholarship application requirements page is VERY easy to navigate.  All of their requirements and application processes are clearly laid out.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • High School GPA of 3.3

  • Be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college or university

  • Plan to major in computer science

  • Provide transcripts

  • Write an essay

    Deadline:  March 3, 2021

    Award:  $2,500 (split into two $1,250 payments remitted directly to your college)

  1. Fund Your Future No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship is specifically designed to help potential college students learn about a different type of tuition funding known as an ISA.  To be eligible for this scholarship, you must also be eligible for a Stride ISA.

BONUS:  I know you all picked up on that “NO ESSAY” bonus.  All the “not-a-fan-of-writing” candidates out there – can I get a what what?

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled as a college junior or senior

  • Be studying one of the following STEM majors: Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Chemistry, Biomedical, Biostatistics, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Data Science

  • Be attending one of Stride’s 1,000 qualifying schools

Deadline:  July 31, 2021, at midnight

Award: $1,000

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  1. ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers) Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships

This is an HVAC promotional scholarship, to encourage undergraduates in STEM majors to look into becoming an HVAC engineer.

BONUS:  This scholarship is sizeable, with multiple opportunities for a $10,000 award.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be an undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering student

  • Have a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale

  • Be enrolled at an ASHRAE eligible institution

  • Complete the application process with transcripts and letters of recommendation

Deadline: December 1st is the annual deadline for this scholarship program.

Award:  ASHRAE awards several ranging from $3,000-$10,000.

  1. Chris Jackson Computer Science Scholarship

This scholarship is a bi-annual award that is given by the wife of Computer Science Engineer Chris Jackson who sadly passed away in the fall of 2020. It’s administered through www.bold.org.

BONUS:  The scholarship is given away every six months, not every year, so you have twice the annual chance of getting the award.

    Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Write a brief essay

  • Be an undergraduate in computer science

    Deadline:  March 1, 2021

    Award: $8,100

  1. Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship 

This scholarship is designed to further empower underrepresented groups in STEM occupations and STEM education.  They offer a scholarship to college students and a separate STEM scholarship for high school students.

BONUS:  This scholarship includes an internship opportunity with Virtasant.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be a part of one of the following underrepresented groups:  Female, Black/African American, American Indian, Native American, LGBTQA+, Hispanic/Latinx

  • Be a college student OR a high school student pursuing a degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or computer science.

  • Complete an essay along with the application

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Award: $2500 for the college award, $1,000 for the high school award

  1. Lounge Lizard Web Design Scholarship

Lounge Lizard is a web design company that truly knows the value of a STEM graduate.

BONUS:  The winner of this scholarship also gets to have a one on one critique session with Lounge Lizard Founder Ken Braun for any current or future project.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be attending school in the United States

  • Must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited school

  • Submit a web design

    Deadline: February 20, 2021

    Award:  $1,000

  1. Solar Action Alliance Solar Scholarship

Solar Action Alliance offers this scholarship for high school seniors and college students interested in clean energy for the environment, specifically solar energy.

BONUS:  You can apply for this scholarship every year, so if at first you don’t succeed – try, try again!

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be or intend to be a full-time student at an accredited college or university

  • Have a GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

  • Write a 500-1000 word essay on a provided topic

    Deadline:  July 1, 2021

    Award:  $1,000

  1. NSPE Education Foundation STEM Scholarships

The National Society of Professional Engineers offers several scholarships of varying amounts.

BONUS:  They have scholarships for undergrads as well as high school students.

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be a US citizen

  • Follow criteria for the scholarship for which they are applying (each has slightly different requirements about education level, gender, and institutional specifics)

Deadline:  Deadlines for each of the 5 scholarships vary.  Be sure to consult with NSPE’s webpage to ensure timely delivery of application and accompanying materials.

    Award: Awards for these scholarships vary in amount and range from $2,500 – $5,000.

  1. (ANS) American Nuclear Society Scholarships

The American Nuclear Society Scholarships have scholarships available for ANS student members and have been helping students afford higher education since 1979.

BONUS:  ANS offers multiple scholarships annually to incoming freshman, undergraduate, and graduate students up to $5,000

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants Must:

  • Be or intend to be in a nuclear science or nuclear engineering major

  • Be attending or accepted to attend an accredited college in the United States

  • (if undergraduate or graduate) Be sponsored by a faculty advisor

Deadline: February 1st, 2021 (April 1st for High School, Community College, Technical School)

Award: $1,000 (Incoming Freshman)

     $2,000-$2,500 (Undergraduate/2-year programs)

     $3,000-$5,000 (Graduate Programs)

     $5,000 (Financial Need Demonstration)

  1. GeneTex Scholarship Program

GeneTex seeks to support up and coming scientists to foster a more capable workforce.

BONUS:  You can win this scholarship over and over again (if your essay skills deem it possible.)  Previous scholarship winners are not excluded from consideration, so apply every year!

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be in good standing and enrolled in an accredited higher institute of education

  • Must be majoring in a STEM field

  • Open to studying abroad

    Deadline: December 15, 2020

    Award: $2,000

  1. CSI Executive Search STEM Scholarship

CSI stands for Comprehensive Search Initiatives. CSI is a top-of-the-line Executive Staffing and Consultation company offering a STEM scholarship to help motivated students further their education.

BONUS:  This scholarship is given in the Spring and the Fall, so you have two chances to enter, and students of all financial backgrounds are eligible.

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university in the US.

  • 3.0 GPA or higher

  • U.S. citizen

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student in a STEM major

    Deadline:  July 17th (Fall)

               December 16th (Spring)

    Award: $1,000 per award cycle

  1. Employment BOOST STEM Scholarship

Employment BOOST is a professional resume writing service that is encouraging students to continue their higher education pursuits.

BONUS:  BOOST offers a scholarship to students who are undecided in their major, as well as a scholarship for STEM and Business majors.

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a high school or college in the U.S.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.6

  • Letter of acceptance from the college you plan to attend if you’re in high school

  • Complete a 500-1000 word essay

Deadline:  Applications are accepted year-round, but there are quarterly deadlines:

        April 1st

        July 1st

        October 1st

        January 1st

Award:  $1,000

  1. After College STEM Inclusion Scholarship

    After College is an organization focused on helping college graduates find employment after graduation.  They also know the importance of helping fund higher education costs.

BONUS:  As a registered member of After College, you can get news and insight for internship opportunities, and employment advice.

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be a member of After College

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be currently enrolled and working towards the completion of a STEM degree

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Deadline:  December 31, 2020

Award: $500

  1. RADM Fred Lewis I/ITSEC Postgraduate Scholarships

    This scholarship is offered by the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC)

    BONUS:

    Eligibility Requirements: Applicants Must

  • Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Be enrolled in, or at least accepted to a masters or doctorate program in a STEM field

  • Have an interest in pursuing a career in Modeling & Simulation, Training, and Education

    Deadline:  June 2021

    Award:  $5,000 at the Masters Level

          $10,000 at the Doctorate Level

  1. Dr. Arthur Kezian Science Scholarship 2021

Investing in the future workforce is something that Dr. Kezian values based on his investment in STEM learning.

BONUS:  This scholarship is available to students from high school seniors all the way up to fourth-year undergraduate students! (We all have debt right?)

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants Must:

  • Be 18 years of age

  • Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Complete an essay

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Award: $1200

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  1. Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

    This incredible scholarship is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.

    BONUS: This scholarship includes a fantastic 10-week paid ($700/week) internship at an NOAA facility for the summer, as well as a possible paid housing stipend!

    Eligibility Requirements:  Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Be enrolled in an accredited College or University in the U.S. as a second or third-year student

  • Have a 3.0 GPA

  • Major in one of the disciplines listed here.

    Deadline: February 1, 2021

    Award:  $9,500/year for two years

  1. EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program

This scholarship is also sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States, and if possible is packed with even more value than the Hollings Scholarship.

BONUS:  This scholarship includes not one, but TWO paid internships:

        1st internship – 11 weeks in Silver Springs, MD NOAA facility (paid with housing stipend)

        2nd internship – 10 weeks at NOAA facility in the US (paid with a housing stipend), travel expenses paid to present work at Education and Science Symposium in Silver Spring, MD

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

  • Be a female

  • Must earn and maintain a 3.2 GPA

  • Be majoring in a STEM field that directly supports NOAA mission

  • Be attending an accredited minority-serving institution

Deadline: February 21, 2021

Award:  Funds for two years of undergraduate study (up to $45,000)

STEM Scholarships for Women

The next ten amazing scholarships are aimed at narrowing the gender gap in STEM, by offering scholarships, funding, and opportunities for females to break barriers.  If you are a female looking to continue your higher education in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics program, take advantage of these scholarship opportunities:

  1. Woman Forward In Technology Scholarship

When it comes to empowering women in STEM, this scholarship is step 1.

BONUS: This scholarship awards up to $48,000 annually, meaning there are 13 annual recipients of this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants Must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen

  • Be a woman

  • Major in  STEM-related field of study

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student

  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher

Deadline: June 15, 2021

Award: $3,000

  1. ABC Humane Wildlife Women in STEM Academic Scholarship

    ABC Humane Wildlife and Control & Prevention is a woman-owned company that values empowering females in a male dominated field.

    BONUS:  You do not need to be a United States citizen to apply for this scholarship, offering opportunities to many more females worldwide.

    Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Complete the essay prompt

  • Send an email with the subject line, “Women in STEM Scholarship”

  • Identify as female (Please take a moment to appreciate what a big phrase this is for so many.)

  • Be studying or intend to study in the field of science, and provide proof of enrollment

    Deadline: July 1, 2021

    Award: $1,000

  1. BHW Group Women in STEM Scholarship Program

BHW Group is a web and app development company providing a financial opportunity for women seeking to further their STEM learning at a higher level.

    BONUS:  You are still eligible to apply for this scholarship if your school is “undecided”.  If you are chosen as a winner, BHW will contact you to solidify your school choice for the remission of funds.

    Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be a woman

  • Be pursuing an undergraduate or masters degree in a STEM field

  • Complete a 500-800 word essay

  • Complete the application form

    Deadline: April 15, 2021

    Award: $3,000

  1. Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

    SWE distributes over 250 annual scholarships in varying amounts totaling over $1 million.  They are powering the female STEM engine nationwide, and continue to help females break barriers in the male flooded fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    BONUS:  You do NOT have to be a member of SWE to apply for the scholarships listed on their website, and you only need to fill out ONE application and it automatically enters you into consideration for every scholarship you are eligible for.  (Kill an entire flock of birds with one stone?  Is that a saying?  It is now.)

    Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

    Deadline: Freshman Application period opens up March 1, 2021

    Award: There are multiple scholarships, and they can all be perused at the link above.  Award amounts are varying.

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  1. Aysen Tunca Memorial STEM Scholarship
    This scholarship is in memory of Aysen Tunca, a Turkey native who overcame significant obstacles to complete her higher education.

    BONUS:  This scholarship may unlock the story of a true inspiration for females in STEM, with the accompanying story of Aysen Tunca’s journey through STEM learning.

    Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be a female undergraduate student

  • Major in a STEM field, and a sophomore or junior in college

  • Demonstrate financial need, or a significant obstacle that has been overcome to pursue education

  • Be members of the SPS national organization

  • Be a U.S. Citizen

    Deadline: March 15, 2021

    Award: $2,000

  1. Engineer Girl Writing Contest

    This scholarship is sponsored by the founders of the Engineer Girls Website, a site dedicated to providing women knowledge of the opportunities for females in engineering.

    BONUS:  This scholarship opportunity is technically open to elementary, middle, and high school students!

    Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Complete a writing prompt

  • Apply by the deadline mentioned below

    Deadline:  February 1, 2021

    Award: 1st place – $500, 2nd place – $250, 3rd place – $100

  1. Najal Judd Women in STEM Scholarship

    This scholarship is sponsored by Najal Judd, a woman who understands the importance of improving gender diversity in the STEM workforce.

    BONUS:  This scholarship might be small, but it is mighty and has a very simple application process streamlined by Bold.org

    Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Complete a 200-300 word essay

  • Be a woman

  • Provide a short video outlining their STEM goals

    Deadline: February 28, 2021

    Award: $500

  1. Atkins Minorities and Women STEM Scholarship Program

    This scholarship is specifically focused on underrepresented groups in STEM.

    BONUS:  This scholarship is available to female AND minority students, bolstering the crowd of underrepresented demographics in the STEM world.

    Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be a US Citizen

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited institution in their junior or senior year.

  • Earn a minimum of 3.0 GPA

  • Provide an accompanying video

    Deadline: Scholarship applications are accepted April 1- June 1, and September 1- October 31.

    Award: $2,000

  1. AWIS Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award

    This is one of many scholarships sponsored by the Society of Physics Students organization and has provided countless opportunities for STEM students.

    BONUS:  This scholarship rewards students who value activities outside of education, including sports, community service, and non-academic pursuits.

    Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • A female in her sophomore or junior year at an accredited institution

  • Majoring in physics or a very closely related major

  • Be a member of the SPS national organization

  • Be a U.S. Citizen

Deadline: March 15, 2021

    Award: $2,000

  1. Lynn G. Belleger STEM Scholarship for Women

    This scholarship is named after the first female president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

    BONUS:  If you win this scholarship, you can still reapply for it the following year.  Past winners are still eligible!

    Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Be an undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering student

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Attend an approved institution.  For a list of approved institutions, check the links provided on the website above.

  • Major in a STEM field that is considered preparatory for an HVAC career

    Deadline: December 1, 2021

    Award: $5,000

All of these scholarships are worthy of a second look for any student worried about burying themselves under student debt.  Don’t give up on your dreams to graduate as a STEM success.  At Thimble, we know the value of STEM confident students and offer scholarships for STEM interested students to gain the many benefits of hands-on STEM enrichment.

41) Thimble Curriculum Scholarships

BONUS:  Award recipients are eligible for a whopping 50% discount on any subscription after their 8 free live classes.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants Must:

Deadline:  The form can be filled out at any time.  Thimble grants two scholarships per month to families in need, year-round.

Award:  This scholarship awards students:

  • 1 free kit completely equipped with all components necessary to complete multiple robotics and coding projects.

  • 8 LIVE classes with Thimble’s tech experts.

  • The BONUS discount mentioned above!

Check out the STEM enrichment projects students will tackle when enrolled in Thimble’s carefully curated STEM curriculum, and decide whether this STEM scholarship opportunity could bring experience to your future STEM graduate!

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