Last year, a record 42 students from Skagit County received $945,000 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.
In 2018, WSOS will select 1,850 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 from January 2 through February 28, 2018. 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."
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 NW WA Employer Internship & Apprenticeship Roundtable held December 7
Just an amazing afternoon at the Northwest Washington Apprenticeship Roundtable, with more than 60 top business, education, government and community leaders in attendance.
Tremendous discussion about the power of creating a culture of learning and giving all children the opportunity to achieve the American Dream through career connected learning. College is only one path to prepare our children for life and success. Powerful learning how businesses can be creator of talent not consumers of talent.
Check out the results here.
Record 53 Skagit students receive STEM Scholarships
Students from every Skagit school district received up to $1,192,000 in STEM and health care scholarship funding through Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program in 2018. To learn more click here.
Listen to the KSVR FM story on the Washington State Opportunity STEM Scholarship with Michelle Judson Director of Skagit STEM Network and Burlington School District educators Heather Paton and Dalia Rodriguez here.
Exploring Skagit Possibilities
Prior to the viewing of the Skagit STEM Network sponsored documentary "Most Likely to Succeed” at the Lincoln Theatre, a terrific panel discussion with all Superintendents in Skagit County took place.
Click here to check out the awesome conversation that explored education possibilities in Skagit.
Thanks to the Sedro-Woolley High School for filming the event. Directed by Walter Constanza and Jayden Vinzant and filmed by Aryana Hearn, Shelby Baisch and Kane Alvarez. Advisor is Steve McCartt.
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
“STEM skills are critical for our students’ futures. By encouraging students to become more engaged in STEM education, the Skagit STEM Network is making an important investment in the next generation of workers and in the long-term health of our economy.” - U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02)