The ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Scholarship was created by Urban Wildlife Manager Rebecca Fyffe, an entrepreneur who is unique in her industry as a female business owner. Fyffe credits her business acumen and cutting edge research-based methods to her STEM background and wants more women to have the opportunity to engage STEM programs and science-based education!
The fact is, diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. And, while women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering.
Are you a women who is pursuing a career in science? Want to apply? Here’s what you need to know:
Essay Prompt: Why are you passionate about science, technology, engineering, or math, and how will your pursuit of these fields help preserve biodiversity, improve the health of our planet, or alleviate human suffering?
To apply: Please send your essay response in 1000 words or fewer to . The subject line of your submission must include “Women in STEM Scholarship.” You do not need to be a United States citizen to apply. This scholarship is open to persons who identify as female. Graduate and undergraduate students enrolling or continuing in STEM fields of study at accredited universities in the 2018-19 academic year are welcome to apply.
Deadline: July 1, 2018.
Award: One (1) award of $1,000 will be granted to the top essay submitted, and up to nine other students may receive awards for their submissions.
Disbursement: Funds may be used for tuition, academic projects, medical expenses, housing, living expenses, transportation, or other education-related costs.
Eligibility: To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the United States.
- Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.
- In addition to your essay, please send proof of enrollment and one letter to serve as an academic reference.
- If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by ABC Wildlife, Inc. at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.
- Applicant must include “Women in STEM Scholarship” in the subject line of the submission email. (submission to be sent to )
Selection and Announcement of Winners: Winners will be selected by the ABC Wildlife team after the deadline of 7/1/2018. Applicants are judged on quality and thoughtfulness of entries. The winners will be announced on or before 7/15/2018.
Additional Information: Please visit the ABC Humane Wildlife Control Scholarship page.
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