Scholarships - OKWIT
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 1.4million 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. 

2017 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.


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, 2018.
Must be either a high school 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 letting us know why you decided to pursue a career in STEM, and any woman who currently inspire you.


Where do I apply?

Send your application, essay, and proof of acceptance into an accredited institution for a STEM related field in one email to


What is the deadline?

Deadline for applications is Saturday, September 30th, 2017.


What else is needed?

In the body of your email, please include:
Full Name
Email Address
Phone Number
School you are Attending
Your Course of Study
Expected Year of Graduation
Any Letters of Recommendation *Not Required*

Apply for the OKWIT Scholarship by Sept. 30th!

“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