On January 5, 2017, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women announced the 6th annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for high school junior and senior females. Following is an excerpt from the the Governor’s Office news release on the contest:
“The Council will award at least five $5,000 scholarships to junior and senior young women seeking to pursue a STEM career at an institution of higher education. The essay contest is one of several initiatives set forth by the Virginia Council on Women to help women advance their education and expand their opportunities in STEM-related fields. …One scholarship will be awarded in each of five geographic regions across the Commonwealth. Additional scholarships may be awarded at the discretion of the Council. The Math Science Innovation Center, a regional math and science center in central Virginia, is a partner in administering the essay contest. …To be eligible, one must be a female or identify as a female, reside in Virginia, be a junior or senior in high school, and hold at least a 2.5 GPA. Applications and guidelines are available online at http://commonwealth.virginia.gov/council-on-women/stem-essay-contest-2017/. Entries must be submitted by February 20, 2017. Essays will be judged by a panel of Council members and individuals who hold a degree in or work in STEM fields. Winners will be notified by March 27, 2017. The scholarship awards will be presented at a reception at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in the spring.”
For more information on the Virginia Council on Women, visit http://commonwealth.virginia.gov/council-on-women.
Source: Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia Council on Women Announce the 6th Annual STEM Essay Contest, Virginia Governor’s Office News Release, 1/5/17.