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Virginia Council on Women - STEM Essay Contest

posted Jan 12, 2018, 9:49 AM by Terri Morrison

Governor McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Governor-Elect Northam and First Lady-Elect Pam Northam to serve as honorary co-chairs

Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women today announced the 7th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior women. The Council will award at least five $5,000 scholarships to young women, in their junior and senior years in high school, who will be pursuing a STEM career at an institution of higher education. One scholarship will be awarded in each of five geographic regions across the state. Additional scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the Council.  

Who is eligible:  Junior or senior high school young women or individuals that identify as young women, Must be residents of Virginia, Minimum 2.5 GPA

Essay Guideline: Write about your vision for a future STEM (science, technology, engineering, math, or heath) career and why you are considering the field for an area of study or possible career path.

Apply online at http://commonwealthvirginia.gov/council-on-women/stem-essay-contest-2018/

Deadline: February 8, 2018