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