The #IAm Project

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

THE APPLICATION CYCLE FOR 2021 HAS CLOSED! PLEASE CHECK BACK IN ON JANUARY 15th 2022, FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE 2022 SCHOLARSHIP.

Available

January 15, 2021

Deadline

April 1, 2021

Selection

April 2021

Award

May 2021

Scholarship Description

The establishment of a healthy, sustainable environment is critical for female scientists, techies, engineers, & mathematicians to thrive in spaces not originally meant for them. The #IAm Project aspires to build a mentoring network for self-identifying women of color pursuing a collegiate education in STEM. This scholarship is a $1,000 one-time, non-renewable award. The 2021 recipient will be announced at Westwood High School’s award ceremony in May 2021. Proof of college acceptance is required to receive the monetary award.

Award

The #IAm Project Scholarship is a non-renewable, one year scholarship of $1,000. The Award will be presented at the Westwood Awards Ceremony in May 2021. The awardee will receive the scholarship monies in August 2021, after university enrollment has been confirmed. 

  • This application is open to DACA students

Eligibility

  • Must graduate in May of 2021 from Westwood High School in Mesa, Arizona
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. during the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Plan on pursuing a collegiate degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, & mathematics), including but not limited to: computer science, chemistry, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, biology, etc

Application Requirements

Submissions must be completed by 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 1st, 2021. If you need a paper copy of the application, please email us.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered

  • Submit the Google Form questionnaire and essay responses (see button below)
  • E-mail the following documents to wwiamproject@gmail.com
  • Unofficial high school transcript (including Fall 2020 grades)
  • One-page résumé highlighting any community service you have done, with detailed descriptions of work and/or projects completed
  • One letter of recommendation from a Westwood teacher who can speak to your potential for future academic success

    * Recommenders may share the letter with the student or email it directly to wwiamproject@gmail.com

For questions or concerns, feel free to email us at wwiamproject@gmail.com