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Scholarships

Internal Scholarships

The application for Seattle MESA Advisory Board Scholarships, DNV Scholarships, and Washington MESA Scholarships will go live right after Winter Break 2022. Please check back then. 

Available External Scholarships

BHW Scholarship (Women Pursuing STEM)

Purpose

The BHW Group is excited to announce our Women in STEM academic scholarship. Please see the eligibility and submission requirements below.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree and are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics during the 2022 school year.
  • Must be attending college next year to be eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 800 words to either of the following prompts:  
  1. Tell us about your favorite app and what you like about it.
  2. Tell us about a time an app played a significant role in improving your day.  
 
Amount of award: $3000.00  
 
Application period: Applications open in January and are due each April 15th. The winner will be announced on May 15th. 
 
Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com  
https://thebhwgroup.com/scholarship

Generation Google Scholarship (Women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Pursuing Computer Science Degrees)

Purpose

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees excel in technology and become leaders in the field.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university or college in the United States or Canada for the 2021-2022 academic year. 
  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field.
  • Demonstrate a strong academic record.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in computer science and technology.

How to Apply

Students must submit an online application on the website that includes general background information, family and household information, resume/CV, academic transcripts from your current (if you are currently enrolled) and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree), and three short answer essay question to the following prompt(s):
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
 
Amount of award: $10,000.00 USD or $5,000 CAD for the 2021-2022 school year  
 
Application period: Applications are now closed and will reopen in Fall 2021.
 
Submit an application online.  
Before starting the application, please have a PDF copy of your resume (if applicable, please include leadership positions, extracurricular activities, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on your resume), PDF copy of your current or most recent transcript (unofficial is acceptable), and PDF copy of your three short answer responses ready for upload.

GMiS STEM Scholarship (Hispanic Students Pursuing STEM)  

Purpose

The intent of the GMiS Scholars Program is to increase the persistence to graduation among underrepresented and underserved STEM college students. The financial support helps these students focus on their coursework so they can graduate on time, enter a STEM profession, continue to serve as a role model for future generations, and secure the country’s place as the finest technological leader in the world.
 

Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicants must demonstrate merit through academic achievements, leadership and campus/community activities.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math degree.
  • Applicants must have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and/or must demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community.
  • Recipients must be enrolled full-time in a STEM undergraduate or graduate program for the upcoming fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are seeking support for another bachelor’s degree OR you have already earned a master’s degree and are seeking support for another master’s degree OR you have already earned a doctoral degree and are seeking support for another doctoral degree, you are ineligible to apply to this scholarship program.
 

How to Apply

Complete the online GMiS STEM Scholarship Application and submit your personal statement, resume, letters of recommendation, official transcript(s) and photo.
Documents must be uploaded by 11:59 PM PST on April 30, 2022. The personal statement must address the following prompt(s):
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
 
Amount of award: Between $500.00 to $5,000.00, based on merit.
 
Application period: February 2022 – 11:59 PM PST April 30, 2022.
 
Upon submission, an auto-confirmation page will be displayed verifying receipt of your application. If you did not receive this confirmation page, then you did not successfully submit your application. This confirmation page is your only record of submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Applicants WILL NOT have the opportunity to submit materials that are missing. Students selected as scholarship recipients will be notified, by email, in August. No other notifications will be made. Please do not call the office during the review period from May 1 – September 30 to check on the status of your application.

Catching the Dream (Native American Students Pursuing STEM)  

Purpose

Catching the Dream’s objective is to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. This supplemental award is intended to help Native American Indian students who are ¼ or more degree American Indian, and an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe.  “U.S. Tribe” is defined as federally recognized, state recognized or terminated.
 

Scholarship Criteria

  • Students must attend a college or university on a full-time basis, seeking a BA or higher.
Catching the Dream does not fund students studying out of the country or attending non­accredited institutions, vocational, technical institutions, distance learning or online programs. 
Catching the Dream scholarships are awarded for life. If you win, you will never have to apply again. However, if you are not selected for a scholarship with CTD, you cannot reapply.
 

How to Apply

Complete the application located on the website. PLEASE TYPE ALL MATERIAL SUBMITTED: Do not staple, bind, or clip any part of the application; leave it loose leaf. Submit all documents on standard size paper (8 ½ x 11). Documents should be placed in the order as specified on page 2 of the application. Do not place labels or dividers in the application packet. Use extra pages if necessary. DO NOT LEAVE BLANK SPACES. Failure to supply the requested information may preclude an applicant from being eligible for assistance under this program. Included in the application is an essay that must address the following:
INTRODUCTION: Please introduce yourself using your full name and your tribe. Please put your name and page number on each page. ACADEMICS: State your grade point average, class rank, and ACT/SAT test scores from high school. State any test scores from standardized tests such as CTBS, ITBS, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, WRAT, CAT, or Stanford. State why/how you made the grades and test scores that you did. State what grades you made in your field of interest and why. State how much time you spend studying each day or week. Describe any awards won in high school or college and their significance. List any clubs and honors and their significance. List any scholarships and how you won them. Describe any leadership positions you have held in high school or college, how you were elected and what your responsibilities were. Describe what courses you have taken to prepare you for college and your career and what you have learned so far that has inspired you. Tell us who or what inspired you to pursue your chosen field of study, and how that inspiration came to you. CAREER PLANS: Explain what you plan to do after you finish college. Tell what your ultimate career goals are. Describe your personal interests and tell how they are related to your planned career. Describe your strengths and explain how they are used in your study for your planned career. Describe the requirements for the completion of your degree. SERVICE TO INDIANS: Describe your plans on working with the Indian community. Tell how your work will directly benefit Indians. Tell us about your Indian heritage and what this means to you. Describe your ties to your Indian community and your experience in this community. Explain how your college education will directly contribute to your work with Indians. LEADERSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIPS: Describe any elected or appointed positions in school or college and how they relate to your planned career. Describe any summer work relevant to your planned career and/or your service to Indians. Describe your membership in clubs and how it relates to your future. Describe all other sources of funds that you applied to and the results. Tell us what scholarships you have won and the amounts of funding you will receive from these scholarships. Explain what you will do if you do not receive a scholarship from Catching the Dream.
 
Amount of award: Between $500.00 to $5,000.00, based on merit.
 
Yearly Application Deadlines: September 15 (Spring Semester / Winter Quarter), March 15 (Summer Session), April 30 (Fall Semester / Winter Quarter)
 
Submit essay to:Mr. Dean Chavers at CTD4deanchavers@aol.com
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