Not All the Good Scholarships “Argon!”
We want to help send you to college! Avomeen offers two scholarship programs to assist funding your undergraduate education in a STEM discipline. Scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $2,500 each.
Women in STEM
Avomeen recognizes the incredible contributions women make in STEM fields every day. More than half of Avomeen’s staff are women, and 43% of our leaders are women. At Avomeen, women literally are running the world.
Minorities in STEM
We value the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our staff, and the diversity of our team is a big part of what makes Avomeen’s company culture so fantastic. Nearly half of our staff identify as minorities, and 43% of the leaders within our organization are minorities.
2021 scholarship program will open for
submissions on October 1, 2020Apply Here
Meet the 2020 STEM Scholarship Program Recipients
Women in STEM Scholarship: Vivian C., Biology/Biochemistry Major
“From my enriching lab experiences, I hope to one day conduct biomedical research and open health clinics in marginalized communities. From reading about nanotechnology in medicine or witnessing an open heart surgery as a member of the Future Health Leaders club at my school, my passion lies in STEM… The spirit of making global and local impacts is one I know I will proudly carry with me throughout my academic journey and career path as a biomedical researcher or health provider.” – Vivian C.
Get to know Avomeen’s Women in STEM Scholarship Recipient, Vivan C. Learn more about Vivian
Minorities in STEM Scholarship: Sabrina K., Biological Sciences Major
“Pursuing a career in STEM would help me reach underserved populations…During my first year in college, I have joined Partners in Health, where we get involved and write letters to congresspeople asking for funding to fight TB, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. This organization helps me learn more about healthcare disparities and gives me a chance to take direct action against it…” – Sabrina K.
Learn more about Avomeen’s Minorities in STEM Scholarship Recipient, Sabrina K. Get to know Sabrina
Avomeen Scholarship FAQs
Q: How many scholarships are there?
A: Two scholarships are available, one $2,500 scholarship for women pursuing undergrad STEM education and another $2,500 scholarship for minorities pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM at a US-based college or university.
Q: How do you determine who is awarded the scholarship?
A: Scholarship applications will be judged on two factors:
- The written statement
- Eligibility requirements, which include pursuing an undergraduate education at a US-based college or university for both scholarships. For the Women in STEM scholarship, the applicant must identify as a woman, and for the Minorities in STEM scholarship, the applicant must identify as a minority.
Q: How often are the scholarships awarded?
A: Periodically. (That was a science joke). Scholarships are awarded annually.
Q: When can I apply?
A: We accept applications each year from October 1 – April 1.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Just fill out the form. Be sure to include a brief (200 words or less) statement on why you’ve chosen to pursue a degree in STEM. If you’re applying for the Women in STEM scholarship, tell us about organizations you’ve been a part of and/or what you’ve done in your community to support and promote female leadership. Likewise, if you’re applying for the Minorities in STEM scholarship, tell us about organizations you’ve been a part of and/or what you’ve done in your community to support and promote minority leadership.
Q: Should I still apply even if I haven’t decided what my major will be yet? I do know my major will be in a STEM field.
A: Of course! As long as you’re going to be attending a US-based college or university studying a STEM subject during your entire undergraduate career, you’re eligible for the scholarship.
Q: Can I apply if I’m a graduate student?
A: Na. (That was a chemistry joke). The scholarships are open to undergraduate students only.
Q: What can the scholarship money be used for?
A: The scholarship can be used to finance an aspect of a STEM-focused undergraduate education, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, housing, and participation in a study abroad program.
Q: Who selects the winner?
A: A diverse panel of Avomeen scientists, leaders, and professionals will come together to review submissions and select scholarship recipients, which will include members of the Avomeen leadership team.
Q: How – and when – do I find out if I’m selected for a scholarship?
A: Winners will be notified by May 1 following the open application period by email, and their statements will be featured on the scholarship page of our website. Recipients will also be highlighted in a Q&A-style feature, and will be asked to provide a photo, which will appear in their Q&A feature.
Q: What else does Avomeen do to promote and support STEM education?
A: Avomeen hosts groups of grade-school students at our lab to participate in our Chemistry is FUNdamental program. We’re committed to doing our part to foster an interest in STEM at a young age and inspire the next generation of scientific leaders.
Q: Science is serious business. What’s with the jokes?
A: Science – and STEM – is fun! We love a good pun – and joke. Have fun with your statement and let us know why you’ve decided to pursue a degree in a STEM field.