STEAM Sports Foundation to Launch Female Minority Scholarship in Automotive/Motorsports
ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 23) – The STEAM Sports Foundation has launched a new scholarship for minority women seeking careers in the automotive industry with an emphasis on engineering, alternative energy, or autonomous vehicle development. The $5,000 scholarship, applicable for the 2021-22 academic year, is designed to spur greater involvement by women in the auto and motorsports industries – historically male-dominated fields.
Eligible students include high school seniors, as well as university and technical college students who have at least one year remaining before graduation.
“Women have shown increasing interest in automotive careers and motorsports,” said Bob Dickinson, STEAM Sports Foundation executive director. “We want to encourage their participation in this dynamic field which is undergoing a renaissance due to the environmental imperative propelling the adoption of clean energy and battery technology.
“The commitment by global automakers to convert to all-electric fleets has spawned significant capital investment in new engineering technology,” Dickinson said. “The opportunities within the automotive and motorsports industry are increasing as the manufacturers compete for competent talent to meet their research and management needs.”
The application deadline is June 15. Interested students can apply on the STEAM Sports Foundation website: https://steamsports.wufoo.com/forms/scholarship-application.
STEAM Sports Foundation focuses primarily on scholarships, career-oriented events and curriculums. It works with companies, educators and sports groups 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.
Among the foundation’s programs to date have been a three-year STEAM Connections Tour with Honda Performance Development’s IndyCar program at leading U.S. automotive engineering universities, a STEAM Sports Summit at San Jose State University, and the creation of a motorsports curriculum.
The foundation’s sister company, Dickinson Partners Group, works with start-up companies in sports and entertainment that use and develop STEAM-oriented innovations to impact those industries.
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