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Washington, D.C.-Area High School Students Encouraged to Pursue STEM Passion at Selected Programs

March 07, 2018 09:01 AM Eastern Standard Time

WASHINGTON -- STEMLY, a nonprofit advocacy organization championing access to high quality science, technology, engineering, and math education for underrepresented groups in the nation’s capital, is announcing an exciting new summer scholarship program.

The STEMLY Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to local high school students who are interested in attending a pre-selected list of acceptable summer STEM programs or camps. Successful applicants will receive full tuition, as well as transportation and food stipends, for one session at the approved program or camp.

“At STEMLY, we envision a world where high-quality STEM education is freely available to all – regardless of your zip code or socioeconomic status,” said Devon Rollins, CEO and co-founder of STEMLY. “Our summer scholarship program will enable bright, capable students from the District to participate in some of the best local STEM camps and programs, accelerating their technology education and enriching the communities in which they reside.”

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a Washington, D.C. resident and have resided in Washington, D.C. for 12 continuous months prior to applying.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  • Be a high school student currently enrolled in a Washington, D.C. school.
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on an unweighted 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate an interest in STEM.
  • Complete the scholarship application, including the application essay.

Application Process

Submit the following information to apply for the STEM tuition coverage:

  • Submit the entire application form, including the essay, here.
  • The deadline for submission is April 1, 2018.
  • The scholarship acceptance committee will review all applications and notify recipients by April 15, 2018.
  • Please note that both the acceptable programs below, as well as other programs, may have deadlines in advance of April 1.

Acceptable Programs

The following programs have been pre-approved. Additional programs may be approved upon review and request.

Announcement of Recipients

Scholarship recipients will be honored at a banquet in May. More details to follow.

Corporate Sponsorship

STEMLY would like to thank its corporate sponsor, SSIC, a cyber risk management firm based in Arlington, Va., for its support of this program. STEMLY is also pleased to accept additional corporate sponsors for ongoing scholarship opportunities.

About STEMLY

Based in Washington, D.C., STEMLY is a nonprofit advocacy organization championing access to high quality science, technology, engineering and math education. Our focus is on ensuring underrepresented groups are equipped with the necessary skills to tackle the toughest societal problems in the new innovation economy. Visit www.stemly.org for more information.

 

Contacts

STEMLY
Devon Rollins
202-999-6611
devon@stemly.org