National STEM Day: Scholarships and Internships for Diversity and Inclusion
National STEM Day, which occurs annually on November 8 (NOV8=en-o-v-ate= innovate) presents an opportunity to search for scholarship opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math and some of the most interesting scholarships are available to diverse students. The number of STEM students has grown over the last decade but unfortunately some diverse students are underrepresented in the industry.
Many students feel pressure to obtain a four-year college degree to access jobs in the STEM fields and while many of these careers require a bachelor’s degree that may not be the case for other careers in STEM as more and more students are finding alternative pathways to building a successful STEM career such as associate’ degrees, certificate program or some technical courses.
Below are some of the biggest STEM scholarships for Latinx, African American, Asian Pacific Islanders, and Native American students. Sure, they are quite competitive as the bigger the award, the bigger the competition. But if done right, students can make a very large difference in their long-term financial situation.
Regeneron Scholarship: $250,000
The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science competition for high school seniors. The competition recognizes 300 student scholars and their schools each year and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet with notable scientists and government leaders.
Most of the scholarships featured on the IOScholarships website come directly from corporations and organizations, rather than solely from competitive national pools – thereby maximizing the number of opportunities students have to earn funding for their education. Each month IOScholarships adds hundreds of new curated scholarships to its database and also posts “The Scholarship of the Week” on its Instagram social media account (@IOScholarships), making it easy to find new scholarship opportunities.
Oracle Developer Scholar Program: $10,000
The Program is open to African American/Black, Hispanic, and Native American students who are currently pursuing a degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering/Development. Candidates must be at least a college junior at the time of application and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Scholars will serve as technical development interns during the summer of 2023 and will receive the scholarship at the end of the internship.
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The Oracle Developers Scholars Program seeks to identify students to serve as technical development interns during the summer of 2023. At the conclusion of the internship, interns will have an opportunity to receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic school year. This program seeks Black, Hispanic, and Native American students who are currently pursuing a degree in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering/Development. Candidates must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Students must be a sophomore or junior at the time of the application and be enrolled full time at a four-year, accredited college or university located in the U.S.
Successful candidates will be offered internships during the summer of 2023. Upon successful completion of the internship, interns will be considered for a $10,000 Scholarship to be awarded for academic year 2023-2024.
The goal of the Oracle Developers Scholars in Technology Program is to help create a diverse pipeline of college educated professionals poised to assume careers in computer engineering and software development. To accomplish this goal, Oracle is seeking students to intern for the 2023 Summer Program. Upon the successful completion of the internship student will be considered for a $10,000 scholarship to be awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year.
* Students must be enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university.
* Students must be at least a college sophomore or junior at the time of application.
* Students must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
* Students must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
* Students should have experience with one or more software coding languages either through class/project work or paid/unpaid work experience.
* Students should complete 3 or more Computer Science courses by summer 2023
* Students should provide a current resume in the online application highlighting the following: education, work history, extracurricular activities, honors, awards, community service, and examples of paid or unpaid experience in coding.
Summer 2023 Internship – Juniors selected for the 2023 Summer Internship will be working at the Oracle Headquarters in Austin, TX, Redwood City, CA, Seattle, WA. This will be determine pending COVID-19.
Scholarship Assistance – Upon the successful completion of the internship, students will be considered for a $10,000 scholarship to be awarded for the 2023-2024 academic year.
To be considered, candidates must submit the online application for the program, complete with a letter of recommendation, a one-page personal statement of career interest, resume and current transcript. All application materials must be received by the application deadline.
Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified within 8 weeks after the application closing date.
Thiel Foundation Fellowship Program: $100,000
The Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Individuals under 23 pursuing projects in biotech, career development, economics and finance, education, energy, information technology, mobility, robotics, and space are encouraged to apply. No GPA is required, and international students can also apply.
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