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2020 scholarships

Oklahoma Women in Tech (OKWIT) is a 501(c)3 holding nonprofit organization of professionals in the technology industry, with a determination to bridge the gap between genders in STEM fields. OKWIT wants help to reduce the barriers women face when pursuing a career in Technology.

 

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”). The scholarship program doesn’t end with a check. Recipients will also be eligible for 2 free years of advocate level membership to encourage attendance at OKWIT events.

 

Female recipient(s) must be either a high school student who has been accepted to an undergraduate program and pursuing a course of study in a STEM related field through an accredited program OR a graduate student pursuing a STEM degree through an accredited program. Recipient(s) must be 18 years of age before September 1, 2021.

 

Recipient(s) will be selected by the OKWIT Scholarship Committee and will be notified in January 2021. 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 to apply

How do I qualify?

Female recipient(s) must be either a high school student who has been accepted to an undergraduate program and pursuing a course of study in a STEM related field through an accredited program OR a graduate student pursuing a STEM degree through an accredited program.  Recipient(s) must be 18 years of age before September 1 2021.

 

How do I apply?

First, fill out the application form at the link below. Then, complete a 1,000-word essay over the 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?”

 

What is the deadline?

January 1, 2021

 

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 (Optional)

did you know?

Women earn 60% of all bachelor degrees, 60% of all master’s degrees, 48% of all medical degrees,

BUT only 18% of all STEM degrees!