Applications for the “Davis Scholarship for Women in STEM” are now being accepted. The scholarship is supported by Willma H Davis and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). As its name, this scholarship is exclusively open to female students studying STEM fields. No application will be accepted after June 9, 2017.
Willma H Davis has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is pleased to announce the “Davis Scholarship for Women in Stem” to encourage minority female students to pursue a future career in the STEM fields. The program is available only to female students who are majoring in a STEM Field as college freshmen, sopa college junior, or college senior in fall 2017. The purpose of the program provides scholarships to students who are attending its member colleges as well as to those going elsewhere.
The winners of the scholarship will receive a one-time award up to $5,000 for their education.
Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in STEM Field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
Place of Study
In the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria
- Must be female
- Must have 3.0 GPA or higher
- Must be majoring in a STEM Field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)
- Must hold a classification of college sophomore, college freshmen, college junior, or college senior in Fall 2017
- Must be full-time enrollment at a UNCF member school.
- Preference will be given to students from Massachusetts, but program is open to all US residents
The United States citizens are welcome to apply.
To apply, students must submit the materials as follow:
- Most recent transcript (unofficial accepted)
- Unmet financial need (verified with school upon final selection)
- Reference form
In addition, they are required to write essays of at least 400 words in the the following topics:
- Identify a woman or women, who have been innovators in a STEM field, talk about her (or their) contributions, and their impact in their field.
- Alternately, write about the impact women have had in these fields throughout history and their current contributions.
- How have these women impacted your decision to major in a STEM field?
June 9, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST.