Applications Open Until May 31 for STEAM Sports Foundation’s Women of Color Scholarships
Focus is on Motorsports/Automotive Careers
ATLANTA, GA (April 18) – Scholarship applications for the STEAM Sports Foundation’s Women of Color grants close May 31. The $5,000 scholarships are for female applicants seeking careers in motorsports or automotive engineering as well aspiring technicians enrolled in a technical school program.
The application, which may be found on the STEAM Sports Foundation website, requires applicants to submit their current transcript (including GPA), a list of extracurricular activities, awards recognition, a letter of recommendation, and an essay describing career goals.
Application link: https://steamsports.wufoo.com/forms/scholarship-application
An important consideration is the applicant’s focus on future innovation within the motorsports and automotive/transportation sector.
Recent grant winners include Kimberly Betty (Kettering University), Ashley Jones (Wayne State University) and Jinelee Galindez (Universal Technical Institute).
STEAM Sports Foundation cites four tenets as core to its mission:
1) We want to be leading agents for diversity, equity, inclusion and advocates for change.
2) We want Women of Color to see the automotive/motorsports industry as an exciting and productive career option.
3) We want Women of Color to be pioneers in a field where they did not believe opportunities previously existed because they did not see people who looked like them in those positions.
4) We want our scholarship winners to focus on the future of the automotive industry – environmentally conscious and sustainable innovations that include electric and autonomous vehicles.
The selection committee is headed annually by a member of the foundation’s board of directors (https://www.dickinsonpg.com/board-of-directors) . Once applications close May 31, the selection committee, which is comprised of educators, automotive and motorsports executives, reviews each application to be sure it meets all criteria. Grants are announced no later than July 1st. The scholarships are for the 2023-24 school year.
About STEAM Sports Foundation
STEAM Sports Foundation works with companies, educators and sports organizations to develop initiatives around science, technology, engineering, arts and math that prepare and excite America’s youth in an effort to unite business, education and sports while creating tomorrow’s vibrant workforce. The Georgia-based 501c3’s primary focus is on scholarships and educational summits that involve both students and corporations.
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