AAUW State College Branch: 2019 Merit-Based STEM Scholarships for Girls in Centre County (entering Grades 6-12 in Fall 2019)

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Scholarship awards pay the camp fee for each recipient to attend a Science-U day camp of her choice! Applications and STEM Teacher/Mentor Recommendation Forms are due on Jan 10th, 2019!


Who is eligible:

Girls entering 6th through 12th grade in Fall 2019 who reside in or attend a school district within Centre County, including the State College, Bellefonte, Bald Eagle, Penns Valley, and Philipsburg-Osceola area school districts.

Selection Criteria:

  • Sincere interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math (STEM)
  • Demonstration of a positive attitude and strength of character
  • Academic achievement and motivation to learn


  • All materials are due by January 10, 2019.
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the AAUW State College Branch STEM Committee.
  • Applicants will be notified by January 25, 2019, which is before Science-U registration opens on February 5th, 2019 at 10:00a.m.

Instructions for Applicants:

1. Complete the Application Form (fillable PDF format), which includes a one-page essay, and submit as described below by January 10th, 2019. The one-page essay (approx. 300 words) must answer the following questions:

  • What area of science interests you the most and why?
  • Which Science-U camp did you choose and how do you think attending this camp will benefit you?
  • If selected, how will you use this experience to encourage others to be interested in STEM?

2. Ask a teacher from a previous or current science, mathematics, engineering, or technology class OR a STEM Mentor (an adult who has supervised or mentored you in any STEM activity, e.g., coach of your robotics team or supervisor of a science club) to complete the STEM Teacher/Mentor Recommendation Form (fillable PDF Format).  (Remind them to submit before the January 10th, 2019 deadline!)

3. Submit your Application Form and essay in one of the following ways:

  • Mail:

Science-U Summer Camp Program

AAUW State College Branch STEM Scholarship Committee

201 Ritenour Building

University Park, PA 16802

  • Email: 


  • Fax: 


For paper registration forms, questions, or more info, contact the Science-U office at (814) 865-0083 or email sciencecamps@science.psu.edu