OKWIT wants to help reduce the barriers women face when pursuing a career in technology.
Oklahoma Women in Tech (OKWIT) will be awarding scholarship(s) ranging from $500 – $2,500 to enable women to complete undergraduate or graduate education in the fields of science, technology, education, or math (“STEM”). Recipients will also receive 2 years of an OKWIT Advocate membership (a $100 value) which includes complimentary admission to our networking and collaboration events, an invitation into our mentorship program, and discounted rates to our luncheons and yearly gala.
Recipient(s) must identify as a woman and be be either a high school student who has been accepted to an undergraduate, accredited program to pursue a STEM degree in 2022 OR an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a STEM degree through an accredited program in 2022. Recipient(s) must be at least 18 years of age before August 31, 2022.
Recipient(s) will be selected by the OKWIT Scholarship Committee and will be notified in January 2022. Scholarship awards will only be tax-free to the recipient of the scholarship award when the recipient applies these funds directly towards qualified educational expenses such as (but not limited to) tuition, books, enrollment fees, supplies, and equipment.
How do I qualify?
Female applicants must be at least 18 years of age before August 31, 2022 and either:
- A high school student who has been accepted into an undergraduate, accredited program to pursue a STEM degree in 2022.
- An undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a STEM degree through an accredited program in 2022.
How do I apply?
- Fill out the application form at the link above.
- Complete a 1,000+ word essay over the following topic: As you move into your STEM career post-graduation, how will you advocate and encourage women younger than you to also pursue a career in STEM?
When is the deadline?
January 1, 2022.
What do I need to complete the application?
- Full Name
- Email Address
- Mailing Address
- Phone Number
- Current and Future School Name(s)
- Proof of Acceptance
- Planned STEM Degree
- 1,000 Word Essay
- (Optional) Letters of Recommendation
Did you know?
- 60% of all bachelor degrees
- 60% of all master’s degrees
- 48% of all medical degrees
- Only 18% of all STEM degrees!