Girls in STEM Scholarship
Deadline to apply: Friday, June 14, 2019
Chapter #42 was formed in 1961 with 12 members in Los Angeles. 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 four (4) NAWIC LA Girls in STEM Scholarships range from $500 up to $2,500 and includes a one-year student membership to NAWIC Los Angeles to provide further encouragement and mentorship to young women.
Must be a resident of Los Angeles County.
Applicant must be a currently enrolled senior on track to graduate in 2019 or a recent 2018 high school graduate.
Applicant must desire and be working towards a career in a construction related field.
Applicant must have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
If selected, awardee must commit to attending a minimum of two (2) NAWIC LA meetings on July 16, August 21, or September 17
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CRITERIA
Essay. 30% of total score.
Academic achievement. Submit most recent academic transcript(s). – 20% of total score.
Community/extracurricular involvement. – 20% of total score.
Demonstration of Leadership Principles. – 15% of total score.
Participation in STEM-related activities. – 10% of total score.
Awards and recognition. – 5% of total score.
Write a 500 to 750 word essay expressing your interest in a construction-related career. Topics could include a description of your high school accomplishments, what motivates you, or some of the challenges you may have overcome personally or academically to achieve your goals. Student contact information is NOT included in the total word count. The essay shall be double-spaced using 12 point font size, contain one-inch margins (top, bottom, left and right), and page numbered in lower right corner. Essays containing plagiarized text will be disqualified.