AAUW State College Branch: 2018 Merit-Based STEM Scholarships for Girls in Centre County (entering Grades 6-12 in Fall 2018)

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Scholarship awards pay the camp fee for each recipient to attend a Science-U day camp of her choice.


Who is eligible:

Girls entering 6th through 12th grade in Fall 2018 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


  • All materials are due by January 15, 2018.
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the AAUW State College Branch STEM Committee.
  • Applicants will be notified by January 25, 2018, which is before Science-U registration opens on February 5th, 2018 at 10:00a.m.

Instructions for Applicants:

1. Complete the Application Form (PDF Format), which includes a one-page essay, and submit as described below by January 15th, 2018. 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 to complete the Teacher Recommendation Form (PDF Format).  (Remind them to submit before the January 15th, 2018 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: 



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

STEM Scholarship Info can be accessed through the AAUW-SCB website: www.aauwstatecollege.org/stem.html

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