OKWIT | Scholarships
Providing a forum for women in technology in Oklahoma
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did you know?

Women earn 60% of all bachelor degrees, 60% of all master’s degrees, 48% of all medical degrees, and only 18% of all STEM degrees. Only 24% of all STEM positions are held by women, and of these, only 9% hold leadership positions.

By 2020 there will be 1.4 million new Computer Science jobs, but not enough graduates to fill them. If trends continue, only 61% of those jobs will be filled, and only 29% of applicants will be female. 

2018 scholarships

OKWIT is an Oklahoma based nonprofit organization in the technology industry with a determination to bridge the gap between genders in STEM related fields. To encourage young women to continue their interest and studies in STEM, we’re proud to offer a $2500 scholarship awarded yearly to a young woman pursuing a degree in STEM.

 

Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Award Recipient, Makenna Smith!

 

OKWIT is actively working to raise support for our scholarship fund and strives to offer more than one scholarship per year. 

how to apply

How do I qualify?

Must be at least 17 years of age by August 1, 2020.
Must be either a high school, undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a course of study in a STEM-related field.
All undergraduate and graduate programs must be accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency.

 

How do I apply?

Fill out the application form
Complete a 1,000-word essay, topic TBD

 

Where do I apply?

Check back in September for 2019 Application Details!

 

 

What is the deadline?

TBD

 

What else is needed?


Full Name
Email Address
Phone Number
Mailing Address
School you are Attending
Your Course of Study
Expected Year of Graduation
Any Letters of Recommendation *Not Required*

Check back in September for 2019 Application Details!

“I’ve never thought of myself as a female engineer, or founder, or a woman in tech. I just think of myself as someone who’s passionate.” 

Leah Busque, co-founder and Executive Chairwoman of TaskRabbit