Applications are now open for Alberta’s Women in STEM Scholarship.
The $125,000 scholarship awards $2,500 each to 50 successful applicants and is open to young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in an approved Alberta post-secondary institution.
High school students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
The scholarship is open to women who are Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents or Protected Persons who are also Alberta residents.
This is the second intake for the Women in STEM scholarship, which was introduced earlier this year.
Associate Minister of Status of Women, Whitney Issik said in a statement, “During the first intake, Alberta’s government was able to support 50 young women pursuing studies in STEM. We are committed to supporting women and girls to succeed in whatever career path they choose, including STEM. This commitment is even more important now, as emerging technology and innovation play a significant part of Alberta’s economic recovery and diversification. We want to inspire women and girls to write the next great chapter, code or formula in Alberta’s story.”
106 eligible applications were received during the inaugural intake which closed on Feb. 21, 2021.
How to apply for Women in STEM scholarship:
The deadline for applications is Dec. 31, 2021.
Those interested in applying can visit the program website to find the scholarship criteria and applicant information.