AWIS Announces 2023 Scholarship Cycle is Open

December 9, 2022



Shelley O’Brien

AWIS Announces 2023 Scholarship Cycle is Open
More awards to be given this year

WASHINGTON DC, December 9, 2022 – The 2023 application window for Association for Women in Science (AWIS) scholarships is now open with submissions due by February 28, 2023. Due to a corporate grant that AWIS received, more awards will be available this year including:

  • Three (3) AWIS Distinguished Doctoral Research Scholarships ($10,000 each) awarded to an AWIS member whose dissertation research project is judged likely to make important and original contributions to her field
  • Eight (8) AWIS Opportunity Scholarships for Career Re-entry ($2,500 each) will be awarded to enable AWIS members to return to a STEM career after being out of the workforce for more than two years
  • The Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award ($2,000) will be awarded to an undergraduate woman studying physics, geophysics or geoscience. Applicants must be active members of the Society of Physics national organization
  • The Dr. Vicki L. Schechtman Scholarship ($2,000) will be awarded to a woman in her college freshman, sophomore, or junior year whose chosen field of study is one of the sciences recognized by the National Science Foundation.


“AWIS has awarded over 40 scholarships in the last decade which have supported members at key stages of their scientific careers by reducing the financial burden placed on them and increasing their sense of belonging,” said Meredith Gibson, AWIS CEO. “We are grateful to have received a grant supporting our efforts to build a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.”

Learn more and apply online at For more information on how to support these new scholarships, please visit


About AWIS: Founded in 1971, AWIS has been the leading advocate for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to achieve business growth, social change, and innovation. We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. In addition to scholarships, AWIS provides career resources, professional development, as well as networking, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities to build leadership skills. To learn more, visit and @AWISNational.