Calling All Washingtonian Women: The WISE Scholarship is Back for its Second Year!

Dr. Alexander Sobel is excited to host the second annual WISE Scholarship. The WISE (Women in STEM Excel) Scholarship was created to help support, empower, and encourage women in Washington who are pursuing education in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.

Last year, Dr. Sobel was honored to award Angela Flores-Marcus, a student in Seattle University’s Electrical Engineering Program, the $1,500 scholarship—and he looks forward to seeing the amazing applicants this year is sure to bring.

Can I apply for the WISE Scholarship?

The $1,500 WISE Scholarship is open to all Washingtonian women interested in pursuing a career in a STEM field. That includes high school seniors, anyone considering returning to school, and everything in between.

We encourage you to apply if you meet the scholarship criteria below:

  • Any female student living in Washington State who plans to attend any college or university
  • Student must be actively pursuing a degree and career path in a STEM-related field at an institution of higher learning
  • Must be able to provide one letter of recommendation
  • Complete the application form and provide original essay answers

Eligible STEM subjects include chemistry, computer & information technology science, engineering, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics, astronomy, social sciences, and STEM education and learning research. For the full list of eligible majors click here.

Scholarship details

The chosen application will receive $1,500, disbursed directly to them in the form of a cash prize. The award money is to be used toward tuition and educational expenses, including but not limited to textbooks, supplies, technology, on-campus dining, housing, and transportation.

The scholarship application period runs through May 5th, 2018, at which point submitted applications will be reviewed by the Committee and a winner selected.

Click here to download the application form!

Best of luck to all of our applicants!

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