Scholarships - OKWIT
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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 scholarships@okwit.org

 

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