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.
Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Award Recipient, Makenna Smith!
OKWIT is actively working to raise support for our scholarship fund and strives to offer more than one scholarship per year.