Women in STEM scholarship opens for applicationsWomen in STEM scholarship opens for applications

For young women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

This second intake for the Women in STEM scholarship is now open.

The scholarship, which was introduced earlier this year, demonstrates the Alberta government’s commitment to supporting women in pursuing rewarding careers in these fields. Each successful applicant will receive $2,500 to support their studies.

“During the first intake, Alberta’s government was able to support 50 young women pursuing studies in STEM. We are committed to supporting women and girls to succeed in whatever career path they choose, including STEM. This commitment is even more important now, as emerging technology and innovation play a significant part of Alberta’s economic recovery and diversification. We want to inspire women and girls to write the next great chapter, code or formula in Alberta’s story,” says Whitney Issik, Associate Minister of Status of Women.

“When we empower women and girls to enter STEM professions, we are investing in our future and tapping into a highly skilled workforce. As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, I’m proud that we’re investing in women and girls to pursue, impact and succeed in the fields of science, engineering, technology and math,” says Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education

The deadline for applications is Dec. 31 and is open to women currently studying in STEM fields.

Those interested in applying can visit the program website alberta.ca/women-in-stem-scholarship.aspx to find the scholarship criteria and applicant information.