ABC Wildlife believes diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering, while women represent a 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Women are critically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering and math. The Scholarship was created by the Urban Wildfire, Rebecca Fyffe.
- The selected first-prize winner will receive a one-time $1000 educational scholarship, and up to nine (9) other opportunities.
- Applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the United States.
- Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.
- Applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by ABC Wildlife, Inc. at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.
- Applicant must include “Women in STEM Scholarship” in the subject line of the submission email. (submission to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Applicants must be a female
- Applicants do not have to be a US citizen
To apply: Kindly send your essay response in 1000 words or fewer to email@example.com.
Essay Prompt: Why are you passionate about science, technology, engineering, or math, and how will your pursuit of these fields help preserve biodiversity, improve the health of our planet, or alleviate human suffering?