Women in STEM Scholarship 2021, MPOWER, USA, Canada

Publish Date: Sep 19, 2020

Deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Women in STEM Scholarship

In keeping with MPOWER’s commitment to empower high-potential global citizens to realize their educational aspirations — and become tomorrow’s leading scientists and innovators — this scholarship program focuses on women who will use their STEM degree to benefit society and the planet and who have the potential to serve as role models and advocates for women in STEM.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the 2015-2016 academic year (the last year for which data was available), 32 percent of STEM degrees in the U.S. were awarded to women. In addition, the Society of Women Engineers found that gender inequities are especially pronounced in engineering and computer science, with just 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science held by women.

For MPOWER’s CEO and co-founder Manu Smadja, these statistics represent a social challenge to address. “It’s critical for us as a society to have a meaningful representation of women shaping the science and technology of tomorrow. The world may look a lot different if we do a better job at enabling female talent to shape the technologies transforming healthcare, education, transportation, or cities for instance. By helping talented female students study and work in North America, we’re helping close the gender gap in the STEM workforce,” said Smadja. “But we’d like to do much more, and starting this new scholarship program is yet another way to level the playing field.”

Scholarships awarded annually to female international/DACA students who are currently enrolled or accepted to study full-time in a STEM degree program at a program MPOWER supports in the United States or Canada.


  • Grand Prize: $3,000
  • Honorable Mentions (2): $1,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be accepted at, or enrolled in, a full-time degree program at a U.S. or Canadian school that MPOWER supports, and
  • Be an international student allowed to legally study in the U.S. or Canada, as applicable:
    • For study in the U.S., this means that the applicant meets one of these criteria:
      • Has a valid visa that permits study in the U.S. or
      • Is protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) , or
      • Is a U.S. permanent resident (Green Card holder).
    • For study in Canada, this means the applicant meets one of these criteria:
      • Is a Canadian permanent resident, or
      • Has a valid Canadian study permit

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