In 2012, the Council launched their inaugural STEM Essay Contest. In creating the contest, the Council’s intention was to award a $5,000 scholarship to a high school junior or senior girl planning to pursue a STEM major at an institution of higher education. Today, the contest continues and the Council has awarded more than $150,000 in scholarships to high school girls.
Each year, the Virginia Council on Women (Council) will provide one scholarship to a high school junior or senior in each of five geographic regions across the Commonwealth. Award amounts may vary and are determined by the Council annually.
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