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AAUW Rockford Area Affiliate STEM Scholarships

The Rockford Area Branch of AAUW is pleased to award STEM college scholarships to deserving female residents from Winnebago, Boone or Ogle Country who will study in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) fields.

In 2021, AAUW Rockford will offer four STEM Scholarships to high school students as well as one STEM Scholarship for a Nontraditional Community student who is currently attending Rockford Valley College and/or Rockford University.

The AAUW Rockford Area STEM Scholarship is open for female STEM students enrolled in their senior year at a Winnebago, Boone or Ogle County public or private high schools.

The AAUW Nontraditional Community STEM Scholarship is open to female STEM students who have officially completed at least 24 credit hours at Rock Valley College and/or Rockford University.

To be considered for one of these scholarships, please download the appropriate entry form above and submit all application materials to either address below. Only complete entries will be considered.

Submit the completed application to either address below:

Email                                 — OR — Postal mail Rockford Area Branch AAUW
c/o YWCA of Rockford
4990 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Read more about women in STEM:  AAUW information on STEM education (national site)

STEM Occupation Reference Material

The Economics & Statistics Administration of the United States Department of Commerce published “Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation” by David Beede, Tiffany Julian, David Langdon, George McKittrick, Beethika Khan, and Mark Doms on August 3, 2011.

The report was updated in 2017 in “Women in STEM: 2017 Update. ESA Issue Brief #06-17” by Ryan Noonan, Office of the Chief Economist; US Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration.