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2018 STEM Scholarships Now Taking Applications

Three new STEM scholarships for students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math have come to our attention this year…

Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship

Last year, a tech company called Dotcom-Monitor launched a scholarship specifically for women studying Computer Science. The idea for this scholarship was put in motion by Julia Garbuz, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota studying Computer Science and Management Information Systems while participating in a summer internship at Dotcom-Monitor.

The Women in Computing Scholarship is funded by Dotcom-Monitor and their load testing tool, LoadView. Dotcom-Monitor aims to encourage and support female undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in computing by assisting them with the rising cost of higher education. Each year one applicant will be selected to receive the Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship of $1,000 to support their education and pursuit of a career in computing.

The Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship is open to female students currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants should have either already declared their major or have completed at least one academic year in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related technical field.

To apply, please submit responses to the questions below along with your college/university transcripts (or other verification of enrollment/major declaration) and general information through the online application (all documents should be in PDF format). The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018, at 11:59 PM CST.

Submit essays answering the following three questions. One essay per question—max 500 words per essay.

  1. Tell us about yourself.
  2. What kind of power does the degree you seek hold? How does it affect our world today, and how do you plan to use your degree to further advance the field?
  3. Why do you think women should pursue computing? What can women provide to this field? How would you encourage women to join this field?

Link to application page: https://www.loadview-testing.com/scholarship

The winner will be announced by May 1, 2018.

Note: Applicants may reapply each year, but can only be awarded the scholarship once.

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Straight North STEM Scholarship

Straight North, an internet marketing agency in Chicago, recently created a scholarship for students pursuing STEM degrees that will be open until August 1, 2018.

With Internet marketing becoming more complex and challenging by the day, successful execution requires a solid education. As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

The Straight North STEM Scholarship awards the winning student $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, they award $250 book scholarships to the two runners-up. The deadline to apply for the Straight North STEM Scholarship is August 1, 2018. Winners will be announced August 15.

Scholarship Details:

-Name of the scholarship: 2018 Straight North STEM Scholarship
-Deadline date: August 1st, 2018
-Number of scholarships available: 3
-SAT/ACT and GPA: N/A
-School Year: Any student that will be attending next year or is attending college. The 2018 scholarship winner will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to be used towards their degree.
-Major: Science, Technology, Engineering or Math
-Required college state: Any
-Required college or university: Any
-Required race or heritage: Any
-Required student activities such as clubs, professional or civic organizations or particular extracurricular activities: N/A
-Any parental requirements, such as union membership or active military or veteran: No
-U.S. citizenship: Reside in U.S. 50 States
-Specific disabilities, if applicable: N/A
-Religion or religious heritage: N/A
-Gender: N/A

Link to application page: https://www.straightnorth.com/scholarship

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BluePay STEM Scholarship

BluePay, an integrated payment provider, has created an annual scholarship for college students pursuing STEM degrees. This scholarship will be open till August 17, 2018.

Name of the scholarship: 2018 BluePay STEM Scholarship

Detailed description: Payment processing is driven and enabled by technology. Successful execution in the future of payments requires educated minds that focus on both business goals and cutting-edge innovation. As an industry leader, BluePay supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

Value of scholarship: $1,000 (1 winner), $250 (2 runner ups)

Qualifications: To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university.

Essay: The application includes an essay answering 1 of 3 questions in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words.
1. What recent innovation has meant the most to your daily life?
2.  What do you imagine or have you experienced to be the single greatest challenge that arises when you start your own business?
3. What do you think is the biggest threat to the security of your personal information?

Deadline date: August 17, 2018

Website: https://www.bluepay.com/company/scholarship

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