5 STEM Scholarships Minority Students Can Win

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Your Diverse Background Might Be Your Ticket to STEM Scholarships

Time to break out the white t-shirt, beach chairs and barbeque sauce! Memorial Day weekend is coming up and we’re excited for this holiday in anticipation of summer. But there’s still almost a week left of May, and plenty of scholarships to consider before we jump into June. So, enjoy your three-day weekend – and set aside some time to apply to these great STEM scholarships.

Read on to learn about some of the most exciting Memorial Day STEM scholarships in the country.

Better Together STEM Scholarship! Applications are currently open until the beginning of June. Ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 the program is available to students who are pursuing STEM-related careers at universities in California and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the U.S. Eligible applicants include graduating high school seniors, college students, veterans, nontraditional students, and adults returning to school and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited four-year college or university.  

The Olay Face the STEM Gap Scholarship This scholarship program will support women of color in achieving gender parity in STEM. The program will offer to students $2,500 in scholarship support that is renewable up to $5,000 for the 2022-2023 academic year, the opportunity to apply to the P&G Standout Program; and the opportunity to apply for careers at PGCareers.com. The Program is designed to give top students immersive experiences in a culture where diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ways of thinking are valued and included to make a meaningful impact from Day 1. The desire is to have a diverse group of top candidates for this program. Underrepresented students including, but not limited to, female an/or Black or African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander or two or more races are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Thiel Fondation Fellowship Program is a two year program for young people who want to build new things pursuing projects in biotech, career development, economics and finance, education, energy, information technology, mobility, robotics and space are encouraged to apply.

Intel Scholarship program: applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: Be a U.S. citizen. Be African American. Be a full-time student at an accredited U.S. based college or university beginning fall 2022. Be pursuing a bachelor’s (sophomore, junior or senior), master’s, or doctorate degree beginning fall 2022. Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA on a 4.0 point scale. Major in one of the following academic disciplines: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience, Physics or Software Engineering. Have a desire to pursue an internship or a full-time job with Intel. Please note that an internship / full time job is not a requirement to receive the scholarship. And scholarship recipients are not guaranteed an internship nor a full time job at Intel.

For consideration, applicants must submit the online application complete with the following required application materials by the application due date of May 31, 2022. Current academic transcript Respond to the following essay questions in a maximum of 400 words in the Essay Section of the online application. Three Essay Questions: Provide an example of a time when you demonstrated your leadership abilities. What were you trying to accomplish and how did you influence others? What were the results of the actions you took? The example does not need to be in a formal leadership capacity. Describe a situation where you faced a particular challenge or adversity. How did you overcome it and how has it shaped who you are today? If you had 30 seconds to speak to a potential hiring manager in an elevator, how would you describe your profile to get your dream job? Start with, “I am who Intel is looking for because…” Selected undergraduate students will receive $5,000 ; and selected graduate/doctoral students will receive $10,000. The scholarship awards are one-time and based on merit. The funds will be wired to the students’ attending institutions in the fall 2022.

The Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholars Program supports young leaders who have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a clinical (e.g., pharmacist, physician, practitioner, nurse) or non-clinical (e.g., accounting, business administration, human resources, marketing, public policy) career in the healthcare industry. At Kaiser Permanente we believe everyone should have equal access to education and live a long, healthy life. The Kaiser Permanente Health Equity Scholars Program aims to build healthier communities by helping students achieve their dreams of going to college. This scholarship program enables young leaders to pursue a clinical or non-clinical career in the healthcare industry.

Application Criteria

Applicants for the program must meet the following requirements: *You MUST reside, in one of the following eight (8) Kaiser Permanente service areas: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia, or Washington State. *Possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. *Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). *Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by your college or university. *Be a U.S. citizen, national, permanent resident, undocumented immigrant or designated DACA (“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”) recipient of the U.S. *Be a current high school graduate, who plans to enroll full-time, as a first-year college student during the fall semester of 2022, at a U.S.-located, four-year accredited, not-for-profit college or university; or two-year accredited, not-for-profit community college. *Be interested in pursuing either a clinical career path (e.g., pharmacist, physician, practitioner, nurse) or non-clinical career path (e.g., accounting, business administration, human resources, marketing, public policy) career path in the healthcare industry.

Most scholarship application deadlines occur typically from September through May. While this does give you some time to apply for scholarships, it still is a good idea to start searching for scholarships as early as you can. These five minority scholarships are just a few of many available at www.ioscholarships.com.

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Wrap Up Memorial Day Weekend with these Great STEM Scholarships