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AAUW STEM Scholarship

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

Scholarship for female seniors living and enrolled as a senior at a Winnebago, Boone, or Ogle County public or private high school. Students must identify a STEM major from female underrepresented careers which they will study in college/university.


- Academic achievements which indicate a high potential for success in post-secondary education (includes a review of transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, scholastic achievements, and awards).

- Strength of essay written for application and focus on the applicant’s interest in STEM. (Limit of two pages with a legible font no smaller than 10pt, double spaced)

- Submission of at least two letters of recommendation (three or four are encouraged). At least one of the letters must be written by at least one STEM teacher.

- Level of involvement in school and community activities and/or employment that indicates engagement and leadership.

- Classification as a graduating senior by the time the award is granted followed by proof of course registration at an accredited college or university for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Amount of Scholarship: Four $1,000 scholarships

Scholarship application open from November 1, 2023 - March 25, 2024.

To learn more about the AAUW STEM Scholarship and access the application, please visit their website.

This scholarship is administered by the American Association of University Women Rockford Area Affiliate.

Questions about this scholarship?

Contact Diane Kuehl


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