Women in STEM Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Women in STEM Scholarships Sponsored by Dominion Energy.

Scholarships will be awarded to three outstanding women (high school juniors and seniors) currently registered with a FIRST team in the FIRST Chesapeake District (FTC or FRC in DC, Maryland, and Virginia).

Applications are due no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, November 15, 2021. Finalists will be notified no later than December 1, 2021, and must attend an interview with the selection committee (details and date/time TBD). Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than December 15, 2021.

Scholarships will be presented at the annual Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM Breakfast Sponsored by Leidos on February 3, 2022 in Reston, Virginia. Additional details are included below. Questions? Contact Samantha Ellis at sellis@firstchesapeake.org.

Scholarship application deadline:

Monday, November 15, 2021, 5:00PM

Finalist interviews:

Interviews will be conducted in-person in early December, details on a date and time TBD.

Eligibility:

Three scholarships available for women (high school juniors and seniors) currently registered with a FIRST team in the FIRST Chesapeake District (FTC or FRC in DC, Maryland and Virginia).

Because of virtual learning and COVID 19 restrictions, if you were registered with an FTC or FRC team in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia during the 2020-21 academic year, but your team is not competing this season, you are still eligible to apply.

Notification:

Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 15, 2021.

Other considerations:

Scholarship recipients must attend the Reaching for the Stars: Women in STEM Breakfast and Awards Ceremony Sponsored by Leidos on February 3, 2022 in Reston, Virginia. This will be an in-person event.

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