The Alberta Women’s Science Network (AWSN) is a non-profit organization that supports advocacy towards a more diverse, equitable and inclusive STEM future. STEM is defined as - science, technology, engineering and math. The AWSN scholarship is an equity program designed through an intersectional lens* to support STEM students underrepresented in their STEM field of study who demonstrate leadership as they pursue their STEM goals.AWSN acts as a platform that initiates or supports programs, partners, and stakeholders who amplify, magnify, or accelerate systemic and social change within the greater community, allowing all to participate to their full capacity in STEM.
Identity factors that will be considered through an intersectional lens (in no particular order): Self-identified Woman, Self-identified Man, Non-binary, LGBTQ2S+, Persons with a Disability, Neurodivergent, Black Person, Indigenous Person, Racialized Person, White Person, Age, Rural, First-Generation Immigrant and/or Refugee, Visible Religious Minority, First-Generation Post-Secondary Student, Dependents/Caregiving Responsibility, Institute location, and STEM Program Enrolment.
*Intersectional lens - defined as an interconnected analytical framework for understanding how the social and political identities of an individual intersects to create different types of systemic oppression and discrimination and lived experiences. (Columbia Law School - https://intersectionality.law.columbia.edu/)
Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded.
The application deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:59:59 p.m. MT
If mailing in an application, postmarked by June 30, 2022
AWSN Scholarship Committee
3553 - 31 Street NW, Box 53
Calgary, Alberta T2L 2K7
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
- Before starting, we encourage applicants to review our program guide to understand what will be asked in each essay question.
- The application cannot be saved, and the essay submissions do not have an active word count. We suggest using a word document to gather your thoughts and confirm your word counts before submission.
- For the reference section, letters must be written within the past 12 months. We suggest asking someone who can speak to your leadership experience/potential.
- AWSN scholarship recipients are not eligible for the Women in STEM Scholarship from the Government of Alberta within the same academic year, as AWSN and Alberta Culture and Status of Women are working together to distribute STEM scholarships in an equitable manner.