Applications are now open for WOMEN IN STEM SCHOLARSHIP program 2020. In keeping with MPOWER’s commitment to empower high-potential global citizens to realize their educational aspirations—and become tomorrow’s leading scientists and innovators —this scholarship program will focus on women who will use their STEM degree to benefit society and the planet and who have the potential to serve as role models and advocates for women in STEM.
One $5,000 scholarship, one $3,000 scholarship, and one $2,000 scholarship to female international/DACA students who are currently enrolled or accepted to study full-time in a STEM degree program at a program MPOWER supports in the United States or Canada.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be female
- Be enrolled or accepted to study full-time in a STEM degree program at one of MPOWER’s partner universities for the remainder of the student’s undergraduate study and/or for a graduate degree program
- Have one of the following immigration statuses:
- For study at a U.S. partner college or university: F1 visa status, Green Card holder (permanent resident) status, or DACA recipient status
- For study at a Canadian partner college or university: permanent resident or Canadian study permit holder
MPOWER will select winners based on:
• The quality of the applicant’s written essays; the essays should demonstrate clarity of thought, compelling goals and vision, and superior writing skills in English;
• The applicant’s record of academic and (if applicable) professional distinction;
• The applicant’s potential to make significant contributions in a STEM field that will benefit people and/or the planet; and
• The applicant’s track record and/or potential as a role model and advocate for women and girls in STEM.
Once the scholarship winners have been selected, MPOWER will confirm the winner’s eligibility by requesting documentation such as the winner’s acceptance letter or transcript and passport/visa. Once a winner’s eligibility is verified, MPOWER will disburse the funds directly to the winner’s college/university, subject to the requirements of any applicable U.S. or Canadian laws.