OKWIT | Scholarships
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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 1.4 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. 

2019 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 pursing 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 ABET accredited program, OR a graduate student pursuing a STEM degree through an ABET accredited program.  Recipient(s) must be 18 years of age before September 1 2020.

 

Recipient(s) will be selected by the OKWIT Scholarship Committee and will be notified in January 2020. Scholarship awards will only be tax free to the recipient of the Scholarship award where the recipient is applying these funds directly towards qualified educational expenses such as (but not limited to) tuition, books, fees towards enrollment, supplies, and equipment.

 

2019-2020 Application Deadline: January 1

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 ABET accredited program, OR a graduate student pursuing a STEM degree through an ABET accredited program.  Recipient(s) must be 18 years of age before September 1 2020.

 

How do I apply?

Fill out the application form
Complete a 1,000-word essay, 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?”

 

Where do I apply?

Apply Here!

 

 

What is the deadline?

January 1, 2020

 

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 *Not Required*

“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