2018 AWSN Scholarship

Alberta Women’s Science Network supports diversity in STEM.  The 2018 scholarship application is now open.  


AWSN Scholarship - $3000


Bursaries | Recognition Awards

AWSN offers bursaries on the basis of need and overlapping interest with AWSN's goals and mission.  Individuals or groups may apply. Recognition awards are usually granted to a group and are similar to AWSN providing sponsorship, but we anticipate and expect something more akin to partnership from the financial grant. 

Mentor Biographies

We are honored to share a story about many of our mentors.  Come read one to see what makes a great Minerva Mentoring Award Winner, an AWSN Scholorship Winner, a Mentor of Distinction.  You will also find out about us at AWSN; our board and exec are pretty impressive people too.  

Minerva Mentoring Award

Alberta Women's Science Network offers a yearly award to recognize significant contributions to mentoring women of all ages that will be awarded to one outstanding mentor (female or male).   Nominations are currently open for 2018. Read more about our current and past winners in our Mentors Biographies section.  

Program Mentoring

AWSN supports its member programs through more than only funding them.  We mentor new ideas into programs that are sustainable, growing and perhaps even able to become totally independent of AWSN.  We also support organizations with missions that overlap AWSNs through one-time bursaries or awards for projects.  If you have a great idea for a program that fits under AWSN's umbrella, need a host for more than just some funds to get started, get in touch. 

STEM Affair

The AWSN STEM Affair is our chance to celebrate all thing AWSN.  We present our major awards: AWSN scholarship, Minerva Mentoring Award, WinSTEM week nominees and others.  We provide information on AWSN, its member programs and services we offer.  We celebrate STEM by entertaining you with hands-on STEM demonstrations and a keynote address by important STEM community members.  The STEM Affair has become the capstone event of WinSTEM week. 

The AU/AWSN Scholarship

Awarded annually to female students enrolled in a degree program with either the Centre for Science or School of Computing and Information Systems who have completed a minimum of nine Athabasca University 300 level (or higher) credits in the past 12 months.

Apply by submitting a complete application to the Student Awards Unit.

WinSTEM Week

Anyone, anywhere is allowed to post an event celebrating the women of the past, present and future of STEM in Alberta and globally.  Events can be as small as mom and daughter watching Hidden Figures, or as grand as WiSEST 35th anniversary NoBelles event (Edmonton, Alberta), or AWSN 2017 STEM Affair (Calgary, Alberta).  Nominate someone for a WinSTEM recognition award - someone who inspired you, mentored you, or you feel doesn't get the notice she should, and we will be announcing them at our STEM Affair, Oct 14, 2017.