AWIS Establishes New Scholarships – DEADLINE APPROACHING

February 17, 2021



Shelley O’Brien

Association for Women in Science Establishes New Scholarships
Deadline for Applications is February 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC, February 17, 2021 – The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is offering new scholarships to support the professional development and advancement of AWIS members.

“Members have told us that AWIS awards and scholarships provide them with the confidence, funding, and recognition they need to advance their career. AWIS is proud to have awarded over 30 scholarships in the last decade thanks to the generous contributions of donors. We are excited to offer these new scholarships to acknowledge and champion more women scientists.” Sandy Robert, AWIS CEO.

The Distinguished Doctoral Research Scholarship will be awarded to an AWIS member whose dissertation research project is judged likely to make important and original contributions to her field. This $10,000 award is intended for a pre-doctoral student in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Mathematics or Engineering who is a woman expecting to graduate within two years.

AWIS Opportunity Scholarships for Career Re-entry will award up to four women $2500 each to support and enable their return to a STEM career after being out of the workforce for more than two years. Scholarships may be used for job search fees, technology needs, commuting, family care, additional education, participation in an incubator, or start-up fees for a scientific innovation or product.

These inaugural scholarships will be awarded in May 2021. Applications are open until February 28, 2021. Scholarship candidates will need to provide:

  • An essay (1,000 word maximum)
  • Resume/CV
  • Research synopsis (applies to Doctoral scholarship only)
  • Two recommendation letters


Learn more and apply online at

For more information on how to support these new scholarships, please visit


About AWIS: The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a global network with 80 grassroots chapters and affiliates connecting more than 100,000 professionals in STEM with members, allies and supporters worldwide. 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.