2020 Scholarship Program

Thanks to the generous funding received from STEM for Her (SFH)*, Women in Technology's Girls in Technology (GIT) committee provides STEM education scholarships to girls in grades 9 to 12 in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia who participated in GIT’s programs during the 2019-2020 school year. Our scholarships are meant to help enrich students’ lives and encourage STEM careers by reducing the financial barriers to participate in STEM-related extracurricular activities (i.e., STEM camps, training materials, online courses, certifications, etc.) or higher education for careers in STEM fields (i.e., college or trade school).

Forty-two applications for two categories of scholarships were received from girls participating in GIT’s Mentor-Protégé, CyberPatriot Girls and Sharing Our Success  programs in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  These high-school students attended a variety of DMV area schools that included:

  • Broad Run High School
  • Centreville High School
  • Freedom High School and the Academies of Loudoun (AOS Program)
  • HB Woodlawn Secondary Program
  • Northwest High School
  • Poolesville High School
  • River Hill High School
  • Riverside High School
  • Rock Ridge High School and Academy of Science (in the Academies of Loudoun)

  • School Without Walls High School
  • Seneca Valley High School
  • Sherwood High School
  • South Lakes High School
  • Stone Bridge High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
  • Thomas S Wootton High School, Rockville, Maryland
  • Walter Johnson High School
  • Washington-Liberty High School
  • Winston Churchill High School

 2020 scholarships applications were judged blindly by a panel of professional women volunteers and final awards included:

  • Six $1,500 GIT Higher Education Scholarships Funded by STEM for HerScholarships were awarded to students attending:
    • Northwest High School
    • Poolesville High School
    • School Without Walls High School
    • South Lakes High School
    • Stone Bridge High School
  • Twelve $500 GIT STEM Education Camp Scholarships Funded by STEM for Her:  Scholarships were awarded to students attending: 
    • Poolesville High School
    • River Hill High School
    • Rock Ridge High School and the Academy of Science
    • South Lakes High School
    • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
    • Winston Churchill High School

*GIT scholarships are funded by STEM for Her, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation focused on encouraging young girls ages 12-25 to pursue STEM-related careers.

 

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Scholarship Experience

STEM Experiences: A Win-Win

We are looking for companies like yours to partner with us to share their personal experiences with #GIT girls. We strongly believe that girls benefit greatly from being exposed to STEM professionals and environments, and have the opportunity to "try" a STEM job they are considering themselves.

Some examples of the types of experiences we are looking for:

  • Lunch with an executive
  • Interaction with professional in charge of internships
  • Tour of a data center, lab facility, manufacturing facility
  • Exclusive experience unavailable to a middle or high school girl without this program
  • .......or anything else that you could imagine that would inspire a girl to choose a STEM career

What is in it for your company?

  • Access to enthusiastic female students in the Metro DC area
  • Acknowledgement in the program and your company name announced at a GIT event.
  • Opportunity to share internship opportunities within your company
  • Invitation to demonstrate any STEAM K-12 outreach programs that your company invests with (IE- FIRST Robotics, Cyber competitions, Math Counts, TARC)
  • Your company signage and your company swag giveaways at your demonstration table at a Sharing Our Success event
  • Through STEM for Her, your donation could be tax-deductible