Undergraduate Academic Scholarships

Women in Science Scholarship

Award Description

A $500 award will be given to a female student pursuing any associate's or bachelor's degree program in science, biology, physical science, social science, chemistry, or physics. hopes to promote both educational opportunities and achievement for women in science. An emphasis on academic success will be used to select the scholarship winner.

  • Amount: $500
  • One Award Annually
  • Deadline: April 1st, 2022

Previous Scholarship Winner

Olivia Patti
Olivia Patti
BSN in Nursing
College Success Scholarship

"This scholarship tremendously helps me further my education and ultimately reach my goal. I have always wanted to do something that will benefit others. When I was younger, my grandfather got infected with West Nile virus and was paralyzed in a hospital bed for 9 years. I spent a lot of my childhood in the nursing home and I realized that I really wanted to be a nurse and impact other people's lives like the nurses that took care of my grandfather did. His nurses made him smile and my family smile every day, even in a bad situation, and it helped us all get through his illness. I really want to impact others in the same way.

This scholarship takes me one step closer to reach my ultimate goal of being a nurse by helping me pay for school. I am so thankful to have received this scholarship and cannot wait to be able to become a nurse and greatly impact the world. "


Applicants should be pursuing a degree in a scientific field of study, such as biology, physical science, chemistry, or physics. As you pursue your degree, you may find these courses helpful:

Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
  • Must be an enrolled (or accepted) female student in an accredited college or university who is planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above-mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.

Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Academic Award Provider

The academic award is provided by The application process is completely online.

Read the full scholarship terms and conditions.

Degree & Career Information for Women in Science

Careers in science are vital to the longevity of populations and the world. Those in these careers have worked on some of the most important advances our society has seen, from groundbreaking advances in technology to medical innovations to scientific breakthroughs. There are many impactful areas of science with incredible career opportunities in emerging fields. Science careers continue to be a sector with a large confidence of growth in the coming years. Women have been historically underrepresented in the field of science, but their representation in the field is starting to grow and grow quickly. Women looking to break into the competitive field of science can find college and career information for women in STEM incredibly beneficial as they embark on their educational journey.

The first step to working in science is earning a degree is defining what you're most interested in, whether it be biology, physics, paleontology, or another subject. All schools will offer some degree of science degree paths at both the undergrad and graduate level, but it's helpful to do research to find the right school for you as you consider your future career in science. An alternative to in-person classes is earning your degree online, which provides increased flexibility with your schedule and some financial flexibility as well.

Regardless of whether you are earning your degree in a traditional manner or through an online institution, getting your degree can be expensive. It's very important to take advantage of the many scholarships for women available to help you pay for school, and there are many scholarships specifically related to women studying science to help young women earn their science degree. For example, there are several nursing scholarships available to students. Be sure to research available scholarships to get as much financial help as possible.