Last year, a record 53 students from Skagit County received $1,192,000 in STEM-Focused Scholarship Funding through the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS). Each student received a maximum of $22,500 towards their in-state bachelor's degree. Students from every Skagit County school district received scholarships!
In 2019, WSOS will select applicants in Washington to receive new scholarships awards and career-building programs to low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible, high-demand science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health care majors in Washington State. If you are curious, innovative, analytical, and/or resourceful, this is an incredible opportunity to join a community committed to you and the economic development of our state.
The WSOS application will be available through the WSOS website through February 28, 2019. Click here to learn more.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for our Skagit students," said Michelle Judson, Skagit STEM Network Director. "The scholarships will enable our students to earn high-demand degrees, providing them with the technical and critical skills needed to thrive in today's jobs and excel in the unknown jobs of tomorrow."
Read more about the 2018 scholarship recipients here.
STEM CAREERS ARE EVERYWHERE!
STEM CAREER RELATED RESOURCES & SCHOLARSHIPS
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
SMART Scholarship Program (https://smart.asee.org)
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Scholarships (http://www.aiaa.org/Scholarshipsandawards)
Siemens Competition (https://siemenscompetition.discoveryeducation.com/)
Regeneron Science Talent Search (https://student.societyforscience.org/apply-science-talent-search)
Women Techmakers Scholars Program (https://www.womentechmakers.com/scholars)
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (http://waopportunityscholarship.org/)
Source: Washington State STEM
Sedro-Woolley School District
City of Sedro-Woolley
Port of Skagit
PeaceHealth/United General Hospital
Skagit Valley College
Boy Scouts of America, Mount Baker Council
Children's Museum of Skagit County
Community Action of Skagit County
Girl Scouts of Western Washington
Northwest Innovation Resource Center
Northwest WorkForce Council
Skagit Community Foundation
Skagit County Child and Family Consortium
Skagit School District Partners
Other Skagit School Partners
Immaculate Conception Regional School
Rep. Rick Larsen
Career Connected Learning Coordinator
Skagit STEM Network
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene kicked off the second annual Spotlight on Women in STEM that attracted nearly 400 area junior and high school students from all Skagit schools. She shared her journey in STEM fields. “As someone who made a career in STEM before coming to Congress, I know how important it is for young women to develop the skills to compete in a 21st century economy,” she said. “Understanding how things work will benefit you wherever you go! I want to encourage you to pursue your passion.”