Girls in STEM Scholarship


The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. It was founded in 1953 by sixteen women working in the construction industry. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.

NAWIC LA awards the Girls in STEM Scholarship to girls pursuing high school studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to increase the future representation of women in the construction industry.  The Girls in STEM Scholarship will support college-bound high school seniors pursuing STEM academic pathways at community colleges and universities. The three (3) NAWICLA Girls in Stem Scholarships range from $500 up to $2,500 and includes a one-year student membership to NAWIC LA to provide further encouragement and mentorship to young women. 


  1. Must be a resident of Los Angeles County.
  2. Applicant must be a currently enrolled senior on track to graduate in 2018 or a recent 2017 high school graduate.
  3. Applicant must desire and be working towards a career in a construction related field. 
  4. Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  5. If selected, awardee must commit to attending a minimum of two (2) NAWIC LA meetings on June 19, July 17, or August 21. 
  6. The Girls in STEM Scholarship Application and all required attachments must be submitted via email to by May 18, 2018. 


  1. Essay. - 30% of total score. For essay guidelines click here.
  2. Academic achievement.  Submit most recent academic transcript(s). - 20% of total score.
  3. Community/extracurricular involvement. - 20% of total score.
  4. Demonstration of Leadership Principles. - 15% of total score.
  5. Participation in STEM-related activities. - 10% of total score.
  6.  Awards and recognition. - 5% of total score.

2018 GIRLS IN STEM Scholarship Application

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