The San Diego Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is offering scholarships to community college, undergraduate, and graduate women in San Diego County who are in pursuit of a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Because you are in a position to inspire and encourage future scientists, attached is information about the AWIS San Diego scholarships that we hope you will share with your students. Last year, many applications from the Biology Department were received but few from the other departments at SDSU. We would like to have students from all STEM departments at SDSU represented in our applicant pool so please help us to encourage aspiring women scientists by posting the attached AWIS San Diego Scholarship flyer on a student information board or website and e-mailing your students.
Each year we award $1000 scholarships to women pursuing degrees in the STEM fields in San Diego County. AWIS San Diego scholarship recipients are not only achieving academic success, they are also involved in community outreach programs related to their fields of study, and AWIS San Diego is proud to support them in their pursuit of a scientific career.
Please note that this year we are moving to an online application process. The scholarship application may be downloaded by visiting “www.awissd.org” and following the “Programs” link, followed by the “Scholarship Program” link, or by visiting http://awissd.org/programs/scholarshipprogram.
We have also included a powerpoint slide that can be added to lectures.