In my previous blog post, I outlined why all college interested/bound/enrolled students should apply for Scholarship Contests: Paying for College: Why Applying for Multiple Scholarship Offers Matters. Today, I share some great scholarship contest announcements for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students with looming deadlines.


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Hidden Figures, a book my Margot Lee Shetterly tells the story of the African American women mathematicians who served as calculators for the United States emergent Space Program. Having been erased and overlooked by popular narratives of the pioneering days of NASA and space travel, this book brings to light and an upcoming movie brings to life the essential contributions of some of these amazing women. 

The Search for Hidden Figures Scholarship Contest for young women in STEM offers two grand prize awards of $50,000 and ten $10,000 scholarships for runner-ups. It's a two-part contest: an essay and video. Saturday December 10 is the deadline for the initial and required entry. If you proceed to the second part of the contest, you will have until December 30 to complete the video entry.

Details of how the contest submission works here and FAQ about the contest here. You may use this link to apply.


Cards Against Humanity re-opens applications for full-tuition scholarship for a woman pursing an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or mathematics in the United States. The Science Ambassador Scholarship is funded by the sales of the Cards Against Humanity Science expansion pack. This is a video submission application.

Details about eligibility and the application is here. Deadline to apply is Sunday, December 11, 2016.


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And don't forget about the National Science Foundation Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes contest (previously introduced at my blog).  High school students can submit an essay and a creative art project (comic strip OR live-action video recording) exploring nanotechnology and social justice themes. Top prize is $1,500. Deadline to submit is January 31, 2017.

Entry guidelines here. Rules and FAQ here. Details about the process and prize here.


Best of luck.