Don't miss the opportunity to apply for two new STEM education scholarships that are available to Skagit students through the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) initiative and Skagit Valley College!
"These are huge opportunities for Skagit students to pursue high demand careers at our community and technical colleges," said Michelle Judson, Director of the Skagit STEM Network. "The scholarship are a tremendous compliment to the WSOS spring program, which allows low- and middle-income students to pursue high-demand science, technology engineering, math or health care degrees at eligible Washington state colleges and universities."
Career and Technical Scholarships
The new WSOS Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS) supports Washington students on their path to high-demand trade, health care and STEM occupations.
To be eligible, scholars must enroll in an approved program, such as welding, nursing or IT, at one of Washington's 34 community and technical colleges - including Skagit Valley College! Scholars are eligible to receive $1,500 each quarter for the duration of their program, as well as support services. The fall 2019 application is now open and will close July 12, 2019.
WSOS accepts applications for the CTS three times each academic year. Approximately half of the scholarships are awarded for the fall, with the other half awarded between the winter and spring.
For more information click here.
Skagit Valley STEM Scholarships
Skagit Valley College wants to pay you for a career in STEM!
The new Cardinal STEM Scholars’ Program will provide students with unmet costs of up to $5,700 per year, thanks to a $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. This allows students to attend the College full-time and earn a transfer degree in science, technology, engineering and math.
The Cardinal STEM Scholars Program will help cover the cost of attendance at SVC not covered by financial aid. It will also provide a STEM Fellowship experience including faculty mentoring, peer support and STEM experiences.
The program will provide support for two years, but students must reapply each year.
Application Deadline for the Fall 2019 Cardinal STEM Scholars Program is July 15, 2019.
Please contact Kristen.Hoffbuhr@skagit.edu or CSSPfellowship@skagit.edu for more information.
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
Free At-Home Learning Education Resources, Virtual Tours and Tips
With all of us experiencing school and community facility closures, the Skagit STEM Network wanted to pass along some suggested free resources to keep life-long learning going in fun, creative and engaging ways.
This is such an extraordinary and challenging time and we recognize the importance of staying connected to the community, of keeping relaxed and entertained, and helping each other and our families.
We are such a strong, resilient and caring community. Together, we can do this! Stay safe, healthy and inspired.
Your Friends at the Skagit Stem Network
Lots of great Skagit STEM news in our latest newsletter:
Check out the the incredible 2019 impact of the Skagit STEM Network!
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
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.”